Our Services

The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin is a research infrastructure built to provide researchers with the means and expertise to address their health study needs. SHOW offers five main avenues for research support and collaboration.

What we offer:

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Previously collected survey data

The SHOW data team can generate a custom data set based on researchers’ specific needs using data from past years. This data is great for:

  • justification for grant applications
  • unique epidemiologic analysis for publications
  • student research projects

Learn more here:

Accessing our data

Guidance for data analysis

Survey instruments

SHOW scientists use validated health questionnaires. Researchers are welcome to use our instruments for their own data collection.

Topic areas available:

  • Demographics
  • Health and health history
  • Mental health
  • Health care
  • Health-related behavior
  • Physical and built environment
  • Social and economic determinants

Learn more here:  SHOW Questionnaires

Project-specific study design and questionnaire development

New to conducting population health research? The SHOW team includes epidemiologists as well as statisticians who can assist you at every step in the planning process.

Whether it be conducting regression data analysis, or implementing a new survey questionnaire, our staff can support your project.

Contact us here to get started today!

Subpopulation recruitment and data collection

By having the staff and expertise, SHOW can effectively recruit and collect data in specific populations of interest. Depending on your interests, we are flexible and able to accommodate your needs.

Examples of specialized recruitment or sampling afforded by SHOW include:

  • identifying SHOW core survey participants who meet criteria for an ancillary study using mailed questionnaires, qualitative interviews, or even invitations to participate in a clinical trial
  • oversampling in selected block groups of SHOW’s core survey to provide a greater representation of underrepresented or other specific populations
  • using SHOW staff and protocols to recruit and obtain data from individuals who are outside the SHOW sample

Biological sample collection and use

SHOW offers the unique opportunity to link health exposures and outcomes with biological impacts.

Available samples:

  • Whole blood
  • Plasma
  • Serum
  • Urine
  • Stool

We can also collect additional samples for projects, such as:

  • household dust and soil samples
  • skin and nasal swabs
  • household water

For further information on our existing sample collections, see our Biobank and Population-based Microbiome Research Core pages.