Marta Induni , PhD, MA
Marta Induni, PhD, is the research program director of the Survey Research Group (SRG) at PHI. With more than 20 years of survey research experience, Dr. Induni has served as state coordinator of many surveys, including the California Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, the California Women's Health Survey, and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Dr. Induni is particularly interested in survey research methods and issues in questionnaire development and translation. In addition to directing SRG, she currently serves on the CDC’s Bi-national Border Health Technical Workgroup, as part of the Obesity Prevention Evaluation Task Force, and the California Women’s Health Survey Editorial Board. She has served as the data director and administrative project manager for multiple case-control studies, such as food-borne disease outbreaks, immunization coverage, and cancer studies.
Dr. Induni received her doctoral degree in educational psychology from the University of California, Davis, where she studied health behavior change theory and prevention/intervention programs for adolescents. Since starting with SRG in 1993, Dr. Induni has held numerous positions, including acting research program director, research scientist, and call center supervisor. She is particularly pleased to have been elected to represent the PHI principal investigators and program directors on the PHI Board of Directors.
2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System - Environmental Health Branch
Five questions on asthma, proposed by the Environmental Health Investigations Branch (EHIB), will be included in the 2011 California Behavioral Risk Factor Survey. PHI is collecting data on the questions through the survey and providing a final 2011 BRFS dataset.
Environmental Health Investigation Branch Questions for BRFS
The Survey Research Group will collect data on several questions proposed by the California Environmental Health Investigation Branch on the 2013 California Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS).
Youth Risk Behavior Survey
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey project collects and analyzes data on risk behaviors of adolescents in the general population, in order to prevent current and emerging chronic diseases and injuries. The Survey Research Group is gathering data from roughly 1,500 surveys from adolescents, and will disseminate data to researchers, policy makers and educators.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Burden in California and Southern California, 2011 (2012)
An estimated 1.1 million Californians, with nearly 200,000 in Los Angeles County, have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, according to this report which summarizes first-of-its-kind research by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and PHI's Survey Research Group.
Current Depression Among Women in California According to Residence in the California–Mexico Border Region (2012)
This study aims to provide a timely snapshot of the current burden of depression, examine predictors of current depression, and explore possible pathways for interventions to treat depression among both foreign-born and U.S.-born women in California and in the California–Mexico border region.
Healthy People 2010 Objectives: 23-Year California Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Report 1984-2006 (2010)
Since 1984, the California Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) has been measuring health-related behaviors and disease prevalence. This document presents tabulations and charts of a variety of health topics measured by the BRFS since 1984.| Download
California's Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan Progress Report 2009 (2009)
This report tracks California's progress towards achieving the state's Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan goals for 2010. The plan blends community participation with the science of cancer control; examines the barriers and gaps in cancer control efforts; and identifies measurable goals, strategies and tactics needed for the future. | Download
Patterns of Clinically Significant Symptoms of Depression (2009)
This study estimates the prevalence of depression, its variation among demographic subgroups and its association with heavy alcohol use and cigarette smoking in California.| Download
Adults with Serious Psychological Distress (2008)
A brief about adults with serious psychological distress in California.| Download
The Burden of Asthma in California (2007)
A surveillance report about asthma in California.| Download