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Risk Factors for Psychopathology in the WHO (World Health Organization )/WMH (World Mental Health) Surveys

a PSC Research Project [ARCHIVE DISPLAY]

Investigator:   Steven Heeringa

The specific aim of this contract is to provide continued salary support for SMP staff members (Berglund, Heeringa) involved in the statistical design, data analysis and publication activities of the Risk Factors for Psychopathology in the World Health Organization/World Mental Health Surveys. Dr. Ronald Kessler of the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, directs the Risk Factors grant. The data analysis and statistical consultation work covered by this contract extends a collaboration that began in 1995 when Dr. Kessler was on the staff of the UM Survey Research Center and continued after his program moved to Harvard in the fall of 1995.



Steve Heeringa will be the local Principal Investigator for this contract. In addition to directing the local work on the assigned Risk Factors analysis, he will provide consultation to the project on statistical methods including analysis methods for the complex sample survey data. The funding provided by this contract covers the full-time salary and fringe benefits for Patricia Berglund who has been a principal data analyst for Dr. Kessler’s mental health research programs for over ten years. She provides direct support for the advanced statistical analyses required for Dr. Kessler’s many reports and publications of survey findings. Her work includes descriptive analyses and table preparation as well as advanced modeling including regression analysis, event history modeling, hierarchical linear models and advanced graphic presentation of data and results. Under this contract, Pat Berglund will continue to provide training and consultation support to Risk Factors biostatisticians and data analysis staff based at the Harvard site. During the period July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2010, Pat Berglund will continue her role of increased scientific supervision over the Harvard data analysis staff, organizing work assignments, reviewing work products and providing quality control for data management and data analysis activities of the Risk Factors program. Pat Berglund will work under local supervision from Steven Heeringa but day-to-day analysis activities will involve direct interaction by e-mail and telephone with Dr. Kessler and the Harvard-based data management and statistical analysis staff.

Funding Period: 07/01/2006 to 06/30/2009

Country of Focus: USA

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