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This page provides access to a variety of datasets that can be useful when conducting public health law research. Each dataset below is accompanied by a protocol and a codebook. The protocols describe the method for creating the datasets allowing both replication and updating. The codebooks describe the variables in a dataset.

All of the "PHLR-created" datasets were created following the methods set out in the PHLR Methods Monograph Measuring Statutory Law and Regulations for Empirical Research. You can also watch a web video that explains the process.

"PHLR-created" datasets

PHLR-Funded Datasets

Obesity Prevention Policies (Created by Abiola & Mello, Harvard University)


Vaccination Policies (Created by Yang & Debold, George Mason University)


Other Legal Datasets


Other Health Datasets