Dr. Ayaz Hyder is an assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University.
Title: Perils and possibilities of data linkage: Examples from NLSY restricted data (air pollution), PrimaryOne Health data (food insecurity) and EMS data (opioid).
Abstract: In this talk, I will briefly describe ongoing research projects that required performing data linkage across multiple systems using restricted data. I will share insights on how to identify shared values across multiple stakeholders and data providers. I will highlight some of the technical challenges that researchers need to overcome when asking for data from an organization that has never been asked for data for research purposes. I will end with insights on how to balance between the transaction cost and translational value of the data linkage process (form start to finish) in the context of major public health issues