Mike Kearney

Mike Kearney is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri where he holds a joint appointment in the School of Journalism and the Informatics Institute. His research examines the spread of political information through digital media using computational social scientific methods. Kearney earned his Ph.D. in communication studies along with a graduate minor in […]

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Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy is senior survey methodologist at RTI International. His research focuses on the application of new technologies to improve the quality, relevance, and efficiency of survey research. He also investigates optimal designs for multimode data collection platforms, data visualization, and using social media to supplement surveys. Courses: RSD Webinar:  Case Studies in Responsive Design […]

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Brady T. West

Brady T. West is a Research Associate Professor in the Survey Methodology Program, located within the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research on the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (U-M) campus. He earned his PhD from the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology in 2011. Before that, he received an MA in Applied Statistics […]

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James Wagner

James Wagner completed a bachelor’s degree in political science from Macalester College in 1987, and completed a master’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan in 1992. He has over 15 years experience working on surveys. He received his PhD from the Program in Survey Methodology in 2008. He currently is Research Associate […]

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Z. Tuba Suzer-Gurtekin

Z. Tuba Suzer-Gurtekin is a Research Fellow in the Survey Methodology Program within the Survey Research Center, University of Michigan. She holds a PhD in Survey Methodology from University of Michigan.  Before that, she earned an MS in survey methodology from University of Michigan and an MBA from Western Michigan University. Before focusing on her […]

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Emily Treleaven

Emily Treleaven research examines the effects of population change and social context on children’s health and mortality in low- and middle-income countries. She is interested in how migration and urbanization, gender bias, and other social and structural determinants shape care-seeking behaviors, health, and health disparities for children and their families. Her current work includes several […]

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Nick Seewald

Nick Seewald is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Statistics at the University of Michigan. He is a methodologist interested in the design and analysis of randomized trials which enable the construction of effective adaptive interventions. Initially trained as a biostatistician, Nick has experience with analyzing data from multi-center cancer trials, as well as […]

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Amanda Sonnega

Amanda Sonnega is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan, where she is responsible for integrating communication, outreach, and education efforts for the Health and Retirement Study. She received her Ph.D. in health psychology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. She has lectured […]

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Yajuan Si

Yajuan Si is a Research Assistant Professor in the Survey Methodology Program, located within the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research on the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus.  She received her Ph.D on Statistical Science in 2012 from Duke University. Before joining the University of Michigan in 2017, Yajuan was an assistant professor jointly […]

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Julie Smith

Julie Smith holds a Ph.D. in educational evaluation and research from Wayne State University; a M.P.H. in environmental health science from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; and a Bachelor’s of Science in physical science and biology from Michigan State University. She is certified to teach secondary education (grades 6-12) in the State of Michigan. Julie has […]

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