Prairie Regional RDC (Calgary)
The Prairie Regional Research Data Centre (PRRDC) was established in 2001, along with eight other RDCs, under the terms of a grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The principal investigator for that grant was Dr. Paul Bernard of the University of Montreal, with Dr. Richard Wanner representing the University of Calgary as a co-investigator. Since the Calgary RDC was initially the only Centre in the prairie provinces, it was named the Prairie Regional RDC, although Centres haves since been established at the Universities of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Besides the main RDC at U of Calgary's main campus, the PRRDC includes a Satellite RDC at the Foothills Campus, and a branch RDC at University of Lethbriege. The PRRDC has 23 workstations at the main RDC, and 2 workstations at its Satellite at Foothills campus, with dual or widescreen monitors. The main RDC has 3 primary spaces: the workstations area, the training room, and the conference room. Various statistical software are available including Stata, SPSS, SAS, and R, and additional programs and tools such as ArcGIS and Stat/Transfer. Statistical and methodological reference material is available for researchers, as well as software manuals.
Address:Prairie Regional Research Data Centre University of Calgary Taylor Family Digital Library, room 452 410 University Court Northwest Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM by appointment only
Brendan T. Smith, Salma Hack, Mahsa Jessri, JoAnne Arcand, Lindsay McLaren, Mary R. L'Abbé, Laura N. Anderson, Erin Hobin, David Hammond, Heather Manson, Laura C. Rosella, and Douglas G. Manuel (2021).
The equity and effectiveness of achieving Canada's voluntary sodium reduction guidance targets: A modelling study using the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition
Nutrients , 12-Jan
Ashley K. Dores, Gordon H. Fick, Frank P. MacMaster, Jeanne V. A. Williams, Andrew G. M. Bulloch, and Scott B. Patten (2021).
Outdoor air pollution and depression in Canada: A population-based cross-sectional study from 2011 to 2016
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 12-Jan
Kathryn Wiens, Asmita Bhattarai, Ashley Dores, Pardis Pedram, Jeanne V. A. Williams, Andrew G. M. Bulloch, and Scott B. Patten (2020).
Mental health among Canadian postsecondary students: A mental health crisis?
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry , 30-35
Kristin Snopkowski and John P. Ziker (2020).
Sexual initiation among Canadian youth: A model comparison approach of evolutionary hypotheses shows greatest support for extrinsic mortality cues, intergenerational conflict, and early life psychosocial stressors
Evolution and Human Behavior , 105-116
Scott B. Patten and Jeanne V. A. Williams (2020).
Lithium, an infrequently used medication
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry , 204-205
Ehsan Latif (2020).
Health outcomes before, during and after the great recession in Canada: A longitudinal analysis
Review of Economic Analysis , 59-72
Tram Pham, Jeanne V. A. Williams, Asmita Bhattarai, Ashley K. Dores, Leah J. Isherwood, and Scott B. Patten (2020).
Electronic cigarette use and mental health: A Canadian population-based study
Journal of Affective Disorders , 646-652
Patrick Berrigan, Craig W. M. Scott, and Jennifer D. Zwicker (2020).
Employment, education, and income for Canadians with developmental disability: Analysis from the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , 13-Jan
Alexander A. Leung, Jeanne V. A. Williams, Finlay A. McAlister, Norman R. C. Campbell, and Raj S. Padwal (2020).
Worsening hypertension awareness, treatment, and control rates in Canadian women between 2007 and 2017
Canadian Journal of Cardiology , 732-739
Aysha Lukmanji, Jeanne V. A. Williams, Andrew G. M. Bulloch, and Scott B. Patten (2020).
Seasonal variation in specific depressive symptoms: A population based study
Journal of Affective Disorders , 153-159
Arezou Zaresani (2020).
Adjustment cost and incentives to work: Evidence from a disability insurance program
Journal of Public Economics
Ashton Mary Pittendreigh Brown (2020).
Modelling the relationship between parental behaviour and childhood skill development: Empirical evidence from the UK and Canada
Kamala Adhikari, Amy Metcalfe, Andrew G. M. Bulloch, Jeanne V. A. Williams, and Scott B. Patten (2020).
Mental disorders and subsequent suicide events in a representative community population
Journal of Affective Disorders , 456-462
Joseph Girgis, Tamara Pringsheim, Jeanne Williams, Samreen Shafiq, and Scott B. Patten (2020).
Cannabis use and internalizing/externalizing symptoms in youth: A Canadian population-based study
Journal of Adolescent Health , 26-32
Scott B. Patten, Jeanne V. A. Williams, and Andrew G. M. Bulloch (2019).
Major depressive episodes and mortality in the Canadian household population
Journal of Affective Disorders , 165-171
Richard E. Mueller (2019).
Scrutinizing Alberta's public sector: How its size and composition compare to other jurisdictions
Karmpaul Singh, Shelly Russell-Mayhew, Kristin von Ranson, and Lindsay McLaren (2019).
Is there more to the equation? Weight bias and the costs of obesity
Canadian Journal of Public Health , 17-20
Abbey E. Poirier, Yibing Ruana, Lauren A. Hebert, Xin Grevers, Stephen D. Walter, Paul J. Villeneuve, Darren R. Brenner, Christine M. Friedenreich, and ComPARe Study Team (2019).
Estimates of the current and future burden of cancer attributable to low fruit and vegetable consumption in Canada
Preventine Medicine , 20-30
Richard E. Mueller (2019).
Public sector wages in Alberta: How do these compare to other provinces and to the public sector?
School of Public Policy Publications: Research Papers
Christine M. Friedenreich, Joy Pader, Amanda M. Barberio, Yibing Ruan, Abbey E. Poirier, Xin Grevers, Stephen D. Walter, Paul J. Villeneuve, Darren R. Brenner, and ComPARe Study Team (2019).
Estimates of the current and future burden of cancer attributable to sedentary behavior in Canada
Preventive Medicine , 73-80
Geneviève Jessiman-Perreault and Lynn McIntyre (2019).
Household food insecurity narrows the sex gap in five adverse mental health outcomes among Canadian adults
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 319-334
Richard E. Mueller (2019).
The gender pay gap in the public sector: Evidence from the Labour Force Survey
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Working Paper
Yibing Ruan, Abbey E. Poirier, Lauren A. Hebert, Xin Grevers, Stephen D. Walter, Paul J. Villeneuve, Darren R. Brenner, Christine M. Friedenreich, and ComPARe Study Team (2019).
Estimates of the current and future burden of cancer attributable to red and processed meat consumption in Canada
Preventive Medicine , 31-39
Richard E. Mueller (2019).
Bloated bureaucrats or underappreciated public servants? How do public and private sector wages compare in Alberta?
School of Public Policy Publications: SPP Communique
Aysha Lukmanji, Jeanne V. A. Williams, Andrew G. M. Bulloch, Asmita Bhattarai, and Scott B. Patten (2019).
Seasonal variation in symptoms of depression: A Canadian population-based study
Journal of Affective Disorders , 142-149
Taiwo Oyewumi Ajao (2019).
Prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes with sedentary behaviors and their association across age groups in Canada
James Frideres, Shibao Guo, Abdie Kazemipur, Morton Weinfeld, and Lloyd Wong (2019).
Mapping racial and ethnic studies in Canada: Retrospective and prospective views of Canadian Ethnic Studies Chairs
Canadian Ethnic Studies , 18-Jan
Rose Evra and Abdolmohammad Kazemipur (2019).
The role of social capital and ethnocultural characteristics in the employment income of immigrants over time
Insights on Canadian Society , 16-Jan
Arezou Zaresani (2019).
Adjustment costs and incentives to work: Evidence from a disability insurance program
IZA Discussion Paper Series
Scott B. Patten, Jeanne V. A. Williams, Dina H. Lavorato, Jian L. Wang, N. Jette, Tolulope T. Sajobi, K. M. Fiest, and Andrew G. M. Bulloch (2018).
Patterns of association of chronic medical conditions and major depression
Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences , 42-50
Lauren Hirsch, Scott B. Patten, Lauren Bresee, Nathalie Jette, and Tamara Pringsheim (2018).
Second-generation antipsychotics and metabolic side-effects: Canadian population-based study
BJPsych Open , 256-261
Sydney Osland, Paul D. Arnold, and Tamara Pringsheim (2018).
The prevalence of diagnosed obsessive compulsive disorder and associated comorbidities: A population-based Canadian study
Psychiatry Research , 137-142
Scott B. Patten, Jeanne V. A. Williams, Dina H. Lavorato, Benjamin Woolf, Jian L. Wang, Andrew G. M. Bulloch, and Tolulope T. Sajobi (2018).
Major depression and second hand smoke exposure
Journal of Affective Disorders , 260-264