Population Health & Outcomes Research


The core is focused on developing capacity to conduct population-based and outcomes research using population-based databases.

  • Services available for research involving population-based databases include:
  • Advice and assistance to researchers on appropriate study design and data source(s).
  • Access to appropriate database(s) and obtain the necessary data users' agreements and IRB approvals.
  • Analytic support to carry out the study.
  • Databases available through Core's Archive:
  • Ohio Medicaid enrollment and claim forms (1991-2008)
  • The Cancer Aging Linked Database (1997-2001)
  • The Health and Retirement Study
  • Hospital Discharge data
    • National Inpatient Sample (NIS) databases (1988-2007)
    • State Inpatient Databases (SID) for various states/years
  • Linked data from the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH) and death certificate data (2004-2007)