NCHAT: National Couples' Health & Time Study


The National Couples’ Health and Time Study (NCHAT) is a nationally-representative, multi-method study of cohabiting and married individuals ages 20 to 60 who were in a same- or different-gender couple in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sample includes 3,642 main respondents and 1,515 spouses/partners. The survey and time diary with experience sampling methods focus on relationship functioning, emotion regulation, discrimination, racial trauma, physical health, psychological well-being, health behaviors, stressors, and time use.

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NCHAT Co-Principal Investigators: Claire Kamp Dush and Wendy Manning

NCHAT is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, The Office of the Director, and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (5R01HD094081-041U01HD108779-01, & 1R03HD107126-01). This project also benefited from support provided by the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Population Center (P2CHD041023) and the Bowling Green State University’s Center for Family and Demographic Research (P2CHD050959).

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Training Workshop 

NCHAT will be hosting a one-day training workshop on July 19, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN in conjunction with the Data-Intensive Research Conference. If you are interested in attending, please email with the following information:

  • Name
  • Career stage/job title
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Brief statement (250 words) about your interest in NCHAT data

We will accept applications through Friday, May 6th, 2022.