Data and research resources for population health and health services

We are working to provide UCSF with tools and resources for identifying and accessing population health data resources.

Find Data

UCSF Library's Population Health Data Guide

We have compiled a searchable list of more than 100 datasets for population health, health services, and health equity research.  The datasets are categorized by geography, type, and cost and linked to website access. Search Population Health and Health Services Research Datasets

Access Data

To obtain data access or to ask questions about research methodology or dataset selection, submit a CTSI Consultation Request Form

CMS Data Reuse Program

UCSF researchers can now access a large group of high-value, previously used CMS datasets developed by UCSF researchers.  Learn more about the datasets here.

.Summary table of pathways to working with CMS data for UCSF researchers


UC Berkeley's Restricted Data Center

UCSF researchers now have access to restricted data from the National Center for Health Statistics at the UC Berkeley Restricted Data Center.  Contact us for details.


Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

Hospital Care Data. UCSF researchers interested in the Kids Inpatient Database, Nationwide Emergency Dept Sample, National Inpatient Sample, State Emergency Dept Databases, and State Inpatient Databases.  Please submit a consultation request form for more information.


Commercial claims data 

Free access to MarketScan Commercial Claims Databases for UCSF researchers

Geocoded EHR data

Geocoded UCSF Health patient data is available in the Clinical Data Warehouse for UCSF researchers with IRB approval.

Need help?

If you need advice in study design, research methodology, dataset selection, data management, or have questions about data access, submit a CTSI Consultation Request Form

If you need general advice and training in identifying data sources, programming and software for large datasets, submit a UCSF Library Data Science Specialist Request Form.

Contact us to add a new research dataset: [email protected]