Deborah Becker, MEd, is a senior research associate and rehabilitation specialist with extensive experience in supported employment and serves as director of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Learning Community. Ms. Becker was a research associate professor of Community and Family Medicine and of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She was also the senior project director at the New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center.
Jennifer Hamilton, PhD, specializes in evaluation methodology, with a focus on the design and implementation of rigorous experimental and quasi-experimental designs. Dr. Hamilton’s research interests include early childhood education, reading instruction, and the use of innovative technology in the classroom. Her clients include nonprofit organizations, foundations, city governments, school districts, and ED. Dr. Hamilton is an invited lecturer at the University of Georgia, a president of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society, and a certified What Works Clearinghouse reviewer. Her chapter on program evaluation has been published in a major textbook.
Brenda Leath, MHSA, has a diverse career history that includes experience in hospital and ambulatory care administration, nonprofit management, advocacy, public policy, and health, mental health, and substance abuse prevention research. She has worked on health and behavioral health issues that disproportionately affect communities of color, including people with special needs. She engages multidisciplinary researchers on diverse projects that address social determinants of health as a means to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. She is also executive director for the Pathways Community HUB Certification Program at the Rockville Institute.
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.
David Morganstein, MA, has special areas of expertise in the design and application of sample surveys and systems of evaluation, quality control, statistical analysis, and estimation and quantification. He was co-developer of WesVar®, which is software for estimating sampling errors from complex sample designs. Mr. Morganstein has worked with more than 50 organizations in North America and overseas in the teaching and use of statistical methods for quality assurance and improvement. Mr. Morganstein is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and has been active in this and other statistical associations; he has presented workshops and held several appointed roles, serving as chairperson of various committees and as a member of the board of directors. He is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and an instructor in the Joint Program for Survey Methods at the University of Maryland.
Veronica F. Nieva, PhD, is an organizational psychologist and survey researcher. Much of Dr. Nieva’s work has focused on understanding, measuring, and improving human resource and organizational functioning in various contexts, including the military, private and public sector organizations, and health care delivery systems. Her recent research focuses on health care safety culture and quality, with a strong emphasis on dissemination issues. Dr. Nieva has co-authored two major books, Managing Creation: The Challenge of Building a New Organization and Women and Work: A Psychological Perspective, and has numerous professional publications.
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.