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MSU Fall and Spring Celebration (Social Norms Campaign to Reduce At-Risk Drinking)

A series of web surveys of the MSU undergraduate student population examines perceptions and behaviors related to alcohol consumption, especially around particular celebratory events within the university calendar. It also examines students’ views on public service messages distributed as a part of the grant-funded effort to encourage safer drinking related behaviors. This project was awarded a U.S. Department of Education Excellence Award and a PACE award.

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

OSR collected the Michigan data for the national Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS), designed and coordinated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The results are used by researchers at CDC and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to find ways to improve the health and health behaviors of women during pregnancy and to improve birth outcomes and the care of infants.  

Minority Population BRFSS Studies

OSR has conducted these specialized Behavior Risk Faculty Surveillance Surveys of minority populations due to the increased need to understand the unique health behaviors and needs of these population. The Arabic/Chaldean BRFSS was conducted in Arabic and English and the Hispanic BRFSS was conducted in both English and Spanish.

Post Residency Assessment of Training (PRAT) – Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors

Annual web-based surveys of graduates of 170 emergency medicine residency programs across the United States and their employers to determine if graduating residents have attained proficiency in the ACGME General Competencies. The results are also used by individual programs to determine areas for improvement in training.

PROST QA – Quality of Cancer Care Survey

A longitudinal study following prostate cancer patients’ quality life and the quality of care they received. The research team, led by Dr. Martin Sanda at Emory University in Atlanta, has been following patients since 2003. Results have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. The project has been funded with grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other sources. 

American Board of Emergency Medicine – Longitudinal Survey of Emergency Physicians and the Longitudinal Study of Emergency Medicine Residents

Annual panel study of current and past emergency physicians designed to gather important information about the needs and changes in emergency medicine.  We are also conducting the baseline survey of newly recruited first-year EM residents regarding their residency experiences. OSR uses a mix-mode data collection approach, web and mail.

Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey and the Asthma Callback Study

Since 1996, OSR has conducted the Michigan data collection for the national Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) on behalf of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The results are used by researchers to monitor the health of the state and nation, and to plan programs to improve the health and access to health care of residents.

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