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PATH Study: Updated Methods of Wave 4

June 22, 2023

The Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study, an ongoing longitudinal U.S. survey of tobacco use and its effects on health, collected 4 waves of data from 2013 to 2017. Westat’s Jean Opsomer, PhD, the lead author of a new journal article, discusses the methods and updated design of Wave 4.

The focus of this research includes describing the design and estimation methods of the continuing Wave 1 cohort and the Wave 4 cohort, and providing associated survey quality metrics.

Published in Tobacco Control, Update to the design and methods of the PATH Study, Wave 4 (2016–2017) was co-authored by Westat researchers Sylvia Dohrmann, MS, Ralph DiGaetano, MA, Andrea Piesse, PhD, Daifeng Han, PhD, Frost Hubbard, MS, Kristie Taylor, PhD, Yumiko Siegfried, MS, and Charles Carusi, PhD.


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