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The Data Analysis Team (DAT) is currently composed of nine team members. With a vision to provide a comprehensive view of health and a context for the health challenges of Indiana residents, our team interprets health data across the lifespan to understand and improve health outcomes for all Hoosiers.

We prepare six annual reports on the health status and demographics of Indiana residents. These reports are used by legislators and health professionals to make critical decisions affecting the health and well-being of the citizens of Indiana. They provide information on births, deaths, marriages, maternal and child health, and other public health matters.

Annual Reports and Data Sources

Interactive Query Tools & Dashboards

These tools incorporate a sub-section of data provided in the annual mortality and natality reports. All dashboards include data for seven years (2013-2020). The most current year for final data is 2020.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

We also prepare annual BRFSS reports, newsletters, and fact sheets on health risks, prevention efforts, and chronic disease in Indiana. This information is used by various program areas throughout the Agency to measure the health status of Hoosiers and assess our progress toward better health behaviors. The data also allow comparisons with other states and national standards.

Intern Research Spotlight

Each semester, the DAT team brings on one or more interns to perform a research project. Interns utilize IDOH datasets (typically BRFSS) to perform real-world analysis. Research focuses on life experiences and their relationships with certain health outcomes. These are some of the final reports our interns have produced:

COVID-19 During Pregnancy and Associated Maternal Outcomes Among Race and Ethnicity Groups in Indiana by Val Gipper (December 2021)

Childhood Substance Abuse Exposure and Prescription Opioid Misuse in Adulthood by Rachel Winchell (June 2021)

Associations Between Diabetes Management Practices and Health-Related Quality of Life by Connor Begle (May 2021)

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Household Member Incarceration and its Association with Adult Health by William Felix and Kristen Walker (May 2021)

Association Between Informal Caregivers and Risk of Psychological Distress by Allisandra Kummer (May 2021)

The Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences and their Association with Adult Health by Kristen Walker (July 2020)