The Research Data Center (RDC) is part of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). NCHS monitors the Nation’s health by collecting, analyzing and disseminating health data. The RDC system was created to provide a secure environment for researchers to access data that cannot be released publicly in order to answer important public health questions. Restricted data can be accessed through NCHS RDCs, a remote access system, and Census RDCs.
Speaker Biography - Patricia M. Barnes, M.A.
Patricia M. Barnes, M.A.
National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, Maryland
Pat Barnes is a Health Statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics' Research Data Center. She has an M.A. in Demography from Georgetown University. Prior to joining the National Center for Health Statistics' Research Data Center, Pat worked in the Division of Health Interview Statistics where she was responsible for the Injury and Poisoning section and several supplements (Balance, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and Cancer) of the National Health Interview Survey. For the past 10 years, Pat has been collaborating with National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) staff to analyze the complementary and alternative medicine information in the National Health Interview Survey.
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