Rockville Institute Affiliates in
Survey Methodology

J. Michael Brick, PhD
David Cantor, PhD
Brad Edwards
W. Sherman Edwards, MBA
Graham Kalton, PhD
David Marker, PhD
Debra J. Rog, PhD
Roger Tourangeau, PhD

J. Michael Brick, PhD, is a research professor in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. Dr. Brick has contributed to the statistical and procedural designs for numerous studies, including establishment, education, transportation, and product injury studies. He has published widely in all phases of survey sampling and design. Dr. Brick is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.
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David Cantor, PhD, is an associate research professor in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. Dr. Cantor has assisted in the design of major social surveys, including the National Crime Victimization Survey, the Current Population Survey, the Survey of Income and Program Participation, and the Consumer Expenditure Survey. He has published in a wide variety of survey areas, including the use of incentives, respondent selection, questionnaire design, establishment surveys, and measurement error evaluation.
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Brad Edwards has extensive experience in the design of surveys of all types, including in-person surveys, longitudinal surveys, and surveys of institutions. He has overseen all aspects of the design, implementation, and analysis of complex, national surveys. Mr. Edwards is an industry leader in developing and implementing computerized methodologies and surveys of special populations. He has served as the chair of the Membership and Chapter Relations committee for the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and as the president of the Washington, D.C., chapter of AAPOR.
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W. Sherman Edwards, MBA, is a research methodologist with expertise in survey design. As a senior methodologist, he has been responsible for designing and implementing both large- and small-scale surveys across different modes of interviewing and different target populations (household, organizations). Mr. Edwards has conducted methodological research on many of the nation's major health care surveys, including the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, the National Health Interview Survey, CAHPS®, and the California Health Interview Survey.
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Graham Kalton, PhD, is a research professor in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. Previously he was a research scientist in the Survey Research Center of the University of Michigan and served a term as chairman of the Department of Biostatistics. Dr. Kalton has conducted research and is widely published on many aspects of survey methodology, including sample design, questionnaire design, and survey procedures. He served on the Committee for National Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences for 6 years and has served as president of the International Association of Survey Statisticians. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.
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David Marker, PhD, is a senior statistician with expertise in project management, quality control and improvement, survey research, sampling, survey evaluation, data analysis, imputation, modeling, and small area statistics. Dr. Marker has worked on studies in the fields of health, the environment, education, housing, energy, social services, insurance, and transportation, as well as in the commercial sector. He has also appeared as an expert witness before Federal, state, and local governments. Dr. Marker has worked on studies in the area of quality control and improvement for the U.S. Department of Education, the Energy Information Administration, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is an internationally recognized consultant in total quality management, having been invited to conduct training sessions for the Swedish, Norwegian, and Finnish governments on improving the quality of their data collection activities. He has also conducted audits of statistical offices in South Africa, Denmark, and The Netherlands. Dr. Marker is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Statistical Association and Chair of its Scientific and Public Affairs Advisory Committee.
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Debra J. Rog, PhD, President of the Rockville Institute, is an internationally recognized expert in evaluation and applied social research methodology, homelessness, housing, and mental health. She has directed numerous multisite research and evaluation projects in the areas of poverty, homelessness, housing for vulnerable populations, violence and trauma prevention, and mental health services. She has provided methodological and subject-matter expertise for research funded by clients such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center for Mental Health Services, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the United Nations, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. Dr. Rog has published and presented widely, and is an editor of numerous books, series, and journals. She is on the faculty of The Evaluators' Institute and was the 2009 President of the American Evaluation Association. DebraRog@RockvilleInstitute.org
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Roger Tourangeau, PhD, a survey methodologist, has been responsible for designing and conducting studies on a wide range of topics, including secondary and postsecondary education, labor force participation, privacy attitudes, health care costs and utilization, and sexual behavior. Dr. Tourangeau is well-known for his methodological research on the impact of different modes of data collection and on the cognitive processes underlying survey responses. His work has included research on the visual presentation of survey questions in web surveys and on various forms of self-administration, methods especially useful in the collection of sensitive information. Dr. Tourangeau is lead author of The Science of Web Surveys and The Psychology of Survey Response.
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