Marta Induni , PhD, MA
Marta Induni, PhD, is the research program director of the Survey Research Group (SRG) at PHI. With more than 20 years of survey research experience, Dr. Induni has served as state coordinator of many surveys, including the California Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, the California Women's Health Survey, and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Dr. Induni is particularly interested in survey research methods and issues in questionnaire development and translation. In addition to directing SRG, she currently serves on the CDC’s Bi-national Border Health Technical Workgroup, as part of the Obesity Prevention Evaluation Task Force, and the California Women’s Health Survey Editorial Board. She has served as the data director and administrative project manager for multiple case-control studies, such as food-borne disease outbreaks, immunization coverage, and cancer studies.
Dr. Induni received her doctoral degree in educational psychology from the University of California, Davis, where she studied health behavior change theory and prevention/intervention programs for adolescents. Since starting with SRG in 1993, Dr. Induni has held numerous positions, including acting research program director, research scientist, and call center supervisor. She is particularly pleased to have been elected to represent the PHI principal investigators and program directors on the PHI Board of Directors.
2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System - Environmental Health Branch
Five questions on asthma, proposed by the Environmental Health Investigations Branch (EHIB), will be included in the 2011 California Behavioral Risk Factor Survey. PHI is collecting data on the questions through the survey and providing a final 2011 BRFS dataset.
Adverse Childhood Experiences Survey Data Analysis
Survey Research Group is completing a statistical analysis with Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data with respect to adverse childhood experiences.
American Indian Maternal-Child Health Indicators
The Survey Research Group will perform comprehensive data analysis pertaining to selected American Indian Maternal-Child Health indicators.
California Emerging Infections Program Survey
The Survey Research Group will continue efforts for the California Emerging Infections Program. SRG will 1) continue data collection until all calling protocols are met, 2) conduct daily monitoring of staff, 3) produce weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and quarterly sample reports for CEIP, 4) meet regularly with CEIP staff to report progress, 5) clean and code data, 6) manage datasets and prepare for submission.
Environmental Health Investigation Branch Questions for BRFS
The Survey Research Group will collect data on several questions proposed by the California Environmental Health Investigation Branch on the 2013 California Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS).
Service Cancer Case Reporting
Cancer Registry of Greater California will provide abstracts of cancer cases with reportable neoplasms for Sierra View Medical Center.
Survey for Lucile Packard Foundation
The Survey Research Group will field and analyze a short survey for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. The Foundation is surveying its grantees about the impact of the Foundation's grantmaking on them and the system of care serving children with special health care needs. To ensure that survey responses are candid and confidential, PHI will handle the survey process and analyze and summarize the results in report form.
Survey of Pre-Cancer HPV Cases
The Survey Research Group will conduct survey programming and monitoring, methodology contribution, data cleaning, and a final report for the California Emerging Infections Program focusing on human papillomavirus (HPV) pre-cancer cases.
Toiyabe Indian Health Project Partnerships in Community Health Evaluation Plan
PHI will support Toiyabe Indian Health Project, Inc. with evaluation of their Partnerships in Community Health award from CDC. PHI will analyze baseline data of their Actual Use Evaluation of Walking Paths, initiate follow-up data collection, and initiate baseline data collection on the Outcome Evaluation Community Survey.
Youth Risk Behavior Survey
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey project collects and analyzes data on risk behaviors of adolescents in the general population, in order to prevent current and emerging chronic diseases and injuries. The Survey Research Group is gathering data from roughly 1,500 surveys from adolescents, and will disseminate data to researchers, policy makers and educators.