Micro-level Data Resources
Harvard Dataverse Network
Includes the world's largest collection of social science research data with over 3,000 medicine, health and life sciences datasets. Collections include data from government entities, universities, and individual researchers. Data can be downloaded in multiple formats, if permissions allow, and in some cases subset for analysis. Harvard Login required for access to certain datasets. data sets.
Health and Medical Care Archive
The Health and Medical Care Archive (HMCA) published by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This data archive collects data published by researchers from academic, public and private sectors. Subjects include Health Care Providers, Access to and Cost of Health Care, Substance Abuse and Health, and Chronic Health Conditions. Some data is available to ICPSR members only (Harvard is a member).
China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS)
Designed to examine the effects of the health, nutrition, and family planning policies and programs implemented by national and local governments and to see how the social and economic transformation of Chinese society is affecting the health and nutritional status of its population. The impact on nutrition and health behaviors and outcomes is gauged by changes in community organizations and programs as well as by changes in sets of household and individual economic, demographic, and social factors.
Demographic and Health Surveys
The DHS Program has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries. The STATcompiler feature allows both visualization and download of data in spreadsheet and mapping formats. An integrated version of DHS data for 38 countries is available online at idhsdata.org.
Global Health Data Exchange (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation)
A catalog of the world's health and demographic data.