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


Common acronyms#


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Faculty of Arts and Sciences Secure Environment research computing cluster




Medicare Current Beneficiary Summary


Master Beneficiary Summary File


Medicare Provider Analysis and Review


The Institutional Review Board