Welcome to the NSAPH Handbook#

The handbook offers information on data, software and analysis.

Web page#

Find the National Studies on Air Pollution and Health (NSAPH) group official web page here.

GitHub presence#

A GitHub organization is a shared account where all organization members can collaborate across many projects at once. NSAPH has five organizations on GitHub meant to help you find and use group resources:

  1. NSAPH Projects - Host a GitHub repository for all NSAPH-led member projects; moving forward, all NSAPH member-led projects should have a repository here;

  2. NSAPH - Can be leveraged to read NSAPH members’ private codebases; no new projects should be started here;

  3. NSAPH Software - The development of reusable software packages for analysis;

  4. NSAPH Data Platform - Captures all the code that went into creating and maintaining the data platform;

  5. NSAPH Data Processing - Captures the data pipelines for data transformations and aggregation;

  6. NSAPH - Gathers past projects but will continue to be used for miscellaneous projects that don’t belong in the previous categories.

Table of content#

The Team

References

Common acronyms#

CMS#

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

FASSE#

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Secure Environment research computing cluster

FFS#

fee-for-service

MCBS#

Medicare Current Beneficiary Summary

MBSF#

Master Beneficiary Summary File

MEDPAR#

Medicare Provider Analysis and Review

IRB#

The Institutional Review Board