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Introduction to Data Management Using American Indian Health Data

East Baltimore
Summer Institute
International Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Start Date
Monday, July 25, 2022
End Date
Friday, July 29, 2022
Class Time(s)
M, Tu, W, Th, F, 1:00 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
One Year Only
Next Offered
Only offered in 2022


Introduces Native American tribal health leaders, health professionals, health paraprofessionals, and others interested in Native American health concerns to the basic concepts of data management. Designed for persons who may not have previous formal training in data management but may be working to determine or to address tribal priorities for health care, or working or interested in clinical research or public health within tribal communities. Designed to prepare students for the core courses on data management methods offered by the School of Public Health. Introduces students to basic principles and methods of data management using examples pertinent to American Indian health. Individuals do not have to be Native American, nor work with Native American communities, to participate in the course since the concepts can be translated to many public health settings; however, the examples and assignments will be drawn from Native American settings.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the processes and procedures for data management in quantitative and qualitative research
  2. Illustrate the practical application of these processes in research projects
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 20% Class Attendance & Participation
  • 40% Homework
  • 40% Daily In-Class Group Exercises
Special Comments

The course will move to a virtual format in 2-hour sessions using Zoom during two weeks. Students are expected to use a laptop computer with working WIFI/Internet access.