American Family Children's Hospital

Project Development

The Cancer Prevention and Outcomes Data (C-POD) Resource provides consultation services in the following domains:


Surveys, Focus Groups and Personal Interviews


C-POD staff provides support and consultation for the development of surveys, focus groups and personal interviews of clinical or community populations. The C-POD also helps design reliability and validity sub-studies, as well as connects researchers with validated sources and standard instruments for commonly asked survey questions. The C-POD assists researchers with literature reviews and web searches to identify high-quality, tested questions and response categories.


Acquisition of Existing Epidemiologic and Population Health Data


Existing data at the UW and publicly available by internet download offer rich opportunities for examining innovative questions related to cancer. The C-POD connects members with national surveillance data (e.g., BRFSS, NHIS) and Census data; C-POD staff have decades of experience using these resources. The C-POD also facilitates use of other data resources to members including survey data collected in previous studies (e.g., ACCESS and ROLES).




Project Development services for UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) members are provided at a subsidized rate. Researchers who are not UWCCC members are encouraged to contact C-POD for a quote. Researchers potentially interested in UWCCC membership are also encouraged to contact Amy Trentham-Dietz, the Faculty Leader of C-POD.


Contact Facility Manager Xiao Zhang (608) 265-8780, to schedule your initial consultation.