Research Projects

Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW)

SHOW works to establish an infrastructure for an annual statewide survey of the health status and health-related needs of the population of Wisconsin.

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The Wisconsin Sleep Cohort

The Wisconsin Sleep Cohort (WSC) is an ongoing longitudinal study of the causes consequences and natural history of sleep disorders, particularly sleep apnea, now in its 21st year.

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Wisconsin Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP)

The Wisconsin Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) was chosen by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences as one of only eight sites around the nation...

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BOSS (Beaver Dam Offspring Study)

Dr. Cruickshanks’ research program is focused on the epidemiology of aging, with an emphasis on sensory and cognitive impairments.

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Health Innovation Program (HIP)

HIP is a campus-wide program that aims to transform healthcare delivery and population health across the state and nation through health systems research that partnering UW faculty with healthcare and community organizations.

Evaluation Research- Population Health Institute

The Evaluation Research Group is a team of 30+ professional evaluators and 10-20 student trainees who evaluate, advise on and implement a broad range of applied research methods.

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County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income inequality, and teen births in nearly every county in America.

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The Wisconsin Allograft Recipient Database (WisARD)

The Wisconsin Allograft Recipient Database (WisARD) was initiated in 1984 and collects information on all solid organ transplants performed at the University of Wisconsin.

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The Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and other Developmental Disabilities System (WISADDS)

WISADDS is a multi-source public health surveillance project that monitors the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, and co-occurring intellectual disability in 8-year-old children within a 10-county area in southeastern Wisconsin.

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