Public Health Genomics (PHG)
A multidisciplinary field concerned with the effective and responsible translation of genome based knowledge and technologies to improve population health (Bellagio Statement, 2006). For more information on Public Health Genomics and the 2008-2009 NIH Seminar Series: Advances in Public Health Genomics http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/phg/
American Time Use Survey (ATUS)
The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) is an annual household telephone survey launched in 2003 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics to assess how individuals in the U.S. (ages 15 years and older) spend their time. Respondents sequentially recall the type and duration of each activity that was performed on the previous day (across a 24-hour period). Follow-up questions assessed where and with whom each activity occurred. The Economic Research Service (ERS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture along with the National Cancer Institute recently sponsored an Eating and Health Module on the 2006 ATUS. This module assesses time spent in eating and drinking activities, grocery shopping, and meal preparation. Measures of the health status and Body Mass Index are also included. The ATUS is a public use dataset that offers exciting potential for research on a broad array of health, social, and policy topics.