Scaling up NHANES Genetic Program

SCALING UP NHANES GENETIC PROGRAM

This team’s vision is to encourage further research at the intersection of genetics and public health using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). NHANES is a combination of interview and examination surveys that provide national estimates of the health and nutritional status of the U.S. civilian non-institutionalized population. This team from the National Center for Health Statistics proposes the development of a user-friendly searchable database, with a web interface, and detailed information per variable to optimize the information researchers need to achieve their goals.

TEAM MEMBERS
Jody McLean (Project Lead), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
John Dolinka,  Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Susan Lukacs, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

PROJECT LEAD’S SUPERVISOR
George Zipf, Operations Branch Chief, Division of Health Examination Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Steven Randazzo, Communications Lead, HHS IDEA Lab

BACKGROUND
HHS Ignite is an “incubator for new ideas” run out of the HHS IDEA Lab. Selected teams are introduced to startup methodologies for problem identification and project implementation. In the entrepreneurial spirit, Ignite projects are iterative, their impacts measurable, and their solutions scalable. This is one of 11 projects in Ignite’s second round which began on June 9, 2014 and goes until mid-September 2014.

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