This report presents data from a network analysis survey conducted with public health practice-based research networks (PBRNs) to examine patterns of interaction among researchers and public health practitioners who participate in the networks. These data provide a baseline for tracking the types and frequencies of interaction that occur within networks, and reveal opportunities for promoting more productive patterns of engagement in applied public health research. Over time, these types of data can reveal how and under what circumstances PBRNs facilitate the production and application of research about public health services and delivery systems. The analysis includes data on more than 300 people who participated in one of 14 public health PBRNs during their first year of operation.
Hogg, Rachel A. and Mays, Glen P., "Patterns of Interaction Public Health PBRNs: Insight from Network Analysis" (2012). Health Management and Policy Reports. Paper 12.