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2021 CSDI Workshop Participants’ Bios

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CSDI 2021 Virtual Workshop Program


Adebayo, Samuel

Samuel Olanipekun Adebayo, holds a Master of Philosophy in Demography and Social Statistics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. I have been involved in research for about two decades. I have been involved with several household-level studies both locally and internationally where I have developed capacity in survey design, coordination, and implementation, including the development of theory of change in program evaluation. At different times in the past decade, I have participated in the planning and implementing of surveys that adapt or completely adopted the methodologies of the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) as well as the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) such as a recent General Household Survey implemented by the Kaduna State Bureau of Statistics where about 14,000 households were sampled across 23 Local government Areas (LGA). Currently, I lead the in-country data management team on a Bill and Melinda Gates funded family planning study in Nigeria and coordinated by the Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA ( This current effort is a mix of cross-sectional and longitudinal research designs, requiring us to follow up a cohort of women of reproductive ages who are both users and non-user of family planning in their dwelling units over different phases of the study and across the 2 most populous states in Nigeria (Lagos and Kano). My roles in these studies are usually diverse. For instance, I coordinate and participate in the review of research instruments, programing of the electronic data collection tool (CAPI/ODK), utilization of QGIS to demarcate the cluster boundaries using the GPS points collected during the cluster boundary verification exercises, validation of household listing and interview point checking for completeness using STATA and QGIS, household sampling, and report writing.


Agren, Quentin

Lead software developer at Sciences Po Paris, currently working on the WPSS sample management web application.


Ahrendt, Daphne

Daphne Ahrendt is a senior research manager and Eurofound where she coordinates the Survey Management and Development Activity.


Aizpurua, Eva

Eva Aizpurua, PhD, is a Research Fellow at the European Social Survey Headquarters (City, University of London). She earned her PhD in Criminology from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) and worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Northern Iowa (USA) and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). Eva is currently serving on the editorial boards of Criminal Justice and Behavior and Survey Practice. Her main research interests include questionnaire design and pretesting in the context of cross-national surveys and data harmonization.


Andreenkova, Anna

Dr. Anna Andreenkova is survey research scholar specializing on survey methodology in the countries of former Soviet Union and comparative studies. Dr. Andreenkova is vice director of one of the oldest public opinion research company in post-Soviet countries CESSI (Institute for comparative social research). Her main fields of study are political and social values, translation issues, questionnaire design for comparative cross-national surveys. Dr. Andreenkova was coordinator and chief researcher in more than 250 comparative and single-country projects in post-Soviet countries, including such projects are “Youth and the future” (15 post-Soviet countries), trend panel survey “Living Conditions and Life Satisfaction in Russia" (RUSSET)”, "Human values trends in post-Soviet Russia", trend cross-national comparative survey PostSoviet Trends and many others.  Dr. Andreenkova is the author of many articles, editor and the author of several books on survey methodology and questionnaire design for comparative projects. She was the adjudicator for all ESS rounds in Russia. Since 2006 Dr. Andreenkova is National coordinator of ESS in Russia.


Avvisati, Francesco

Senior survey methods specialist (chief methodologist) in the Directorate for education and skills at the OECD, I work on the design, analysis and reporting of PISA, TALIS, PIAAC and other large scale international surveys and assessments in Education. I have a PHD in Economics (2010) from the Paris School of Economics.


Ayodeji, Kazeem

Data Manager and Research Analyst, B.Sc and M.Sc. Demography and Social Statistics, Obafemi Awolowo University


Balachandran, Arun

I received his PhD in demography from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands in 2020. I did his pre-doctoral training at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, India, and has a background in the discipline of economics with a Master’s degree from the Madras School of Economics, India. I worked towards ‘Population Ageing in Europe and Asia: Beyond Traditional Perspectives’ during his PhD, where he developed new measures of population ageing for comparisons across Europe and Asia, with a particular focus on gender. My works has been published in Ageing & Society, Journal of Ageing and Health, SSM-Population Health, Economic & Political Weekly and The Lancet. My research interests are interdisciplinary and intersects across demography, gender, population ageing, and quantitative methodology. I received the KB Pathak Memorial Award 2019 for methodological innovation in Population and Health, by Indian Association for the Study of Population. Previously, he was working with the Population Council, New Delhi. He is currently working on the WEDGE project- that evaluates measures of gender empowerment with a global focus, and the India Human Development Survey- that develops, administer and analyze different measures of social and gender empowerment."


Beaupre, Pascale

Pascale Beaupré is currently a Fieldwork and Data Officer for the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP). From 1999 to 2020, she was Social Science Researcher and a Survey Manager at Statistics Canada. She worked on many topics such as transitions to adulthood, conjugal histories, and family violence. Motivated by family demography in general, her expertise lies on family surveys and linking survey data with administrative data. She holds a Master degree in demography from the Université de Montréal.


Baskakova, Yulia

A researcher, running international projects around the world. Curious to learn how colleagues deal with various methodological challenges that arise in cross-country surveys.


Behr, Dorothée

Dorothée Behr, senior researcher at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Mannheim, Germany). Her research and services (project involvement, consulting, training) focus on diverse aspects of questionnaire translation and on web probing. In PIAAC Cycle 1 and 2, she has led the development of the translation guidelines for the background questionnaire. She is co-editor (with M. Sha) of a special issue on questionnaire translation ( Furthermore, she is a member of the ESS Translation Expert Panel. Since 2019, she has been involved in the EU SSHOC project, testing the feasibility of machine translation for questionnaire translation.


Bergmann, Michael

Head of Survey Methodology – Research Fields: panel attrition, interviewer effects, field monitoring, sampling, long-term care.


Bueno-Garcia, Xiana

Xiana Bueno is a social demographer working on gender inequality, family, international migration and reproductive health at Indiana University.


Bouchet-Valat, Milan

Researcher, GGP France team.


Braun, Michael

Michael Braun is Project Consultant at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences at Mannheim and Adjunct Professor at the University of Mannheim. He is mainly interested in cross-cultural research, both in terms of methodological and substantive research in the areas of the family, work, and migration.


Caporali, Arianna

Arianna obtained a PhD in demography in 2007 and was recruited as research engineer at the Survey Department of the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) in 2011. Since then, she is in charge of survey data documentation and macro-level contextual databases, especially for the Generations and Gender Programme, for which she is member of the Central Coordination Team. Since 2019, she is responsible of INED DataLab, a team of engineers who carry out data documentation and data dissemination activities at INED.


Caspar, Rachel

Rachel Caspar directs the Center for Survey Methodology at RTI International.


Castillo, Alexandra

Alexandra Castillo is a research methodologist in international research methods at Pew Research Center. She advises on complex sample design, survey implementation, and data quality assessment for international projects across the Center. Alexandra received her doctorate in political science at the Ohio State University, where she specialized in comparative politics and political psychology. She regularly presents at conferences, and she is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). Alexandra is currently serving as the Secretary/Membership Chair of DC-AAPOR.


Cheung, Gina-Qian

Works at University of Michigan for many years as survey developer, system developer, IT manager, Director, now as CTO.


Cibelli Hibben, Kristen

Kristen received her MS degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Maryland at College Park and her PhD in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan. She is currently at the Collaborating Center for Questionnaire Design and Evaluation Research (CCQDER) which conducts question evaluation and development studies for major health surveys conducted in the United States. Previously, Kristen worked in the International Unit within the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research throughout her PhD studies, and as a Senior Research Associate upon completing her PhD. She has authored and co-authored numerous invited book chapters and journal articles, and has contributed extensively to the Cross-Cultural Survey Guidelines, an online resource for the design and implementation of international, multinational, multiregional, and multicultural surveys (3MC), and co-coordinated the AAPOR/WAPOR Task force on the quality of comparative surveys.


Collins, Debbie

Debbie is a methodologist at NatCen Social Research, with a particular interest in survey data collection.


Consolini, Michele

Interested in survey methodology and new arrangements from f2f to web. I worked on one of the online surveys by Eurofound and I’m involved in big data application in surveys.


Coromina, Lluis

Dr. Lluis Coromina is an associate professor of quantitative methods at the Faculty of Economics, University of Girona (Spain). His research focuses on survey methodology, social network analysis and structural equation models for comparative purposes. His recent research covers the quality of survey data measurement. He published various articles using European Social Survey data and also related with human values.


Crawford, Brandon

Brandon Crawford is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Health Science in the School of Public Health at Indiana University Bloomington. He earned his PhD in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma in 2017 with areas of concentration in criminology and quantitative methodology. His main areas of research include the measurement of attitudes regarding controversial social issues and examining the relationship between child maltreatment, child welfare experiences, and adverse life events throughout the life-course.


Cruz, Christian Joy Pattawi

I am a second year PhD in Public Policy Student at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.      


De Jong, Julie

Julie de Jong (M.S.) is a Survey Methodologist in the International Unit within the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan, and holds a Master’s Degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan. She has managed numerous mono-country surveys as well as several large cross-national surveys, with a focus on promoting survey research best practices, specifically in countries with limited survey research capacity and infrastructure. She has authored and co-authored numerous invited book chapters and journal articles, has conducted an external quality assessment for a large 3MC survey, and has contributed extensively to the Cross-cultural Survey Guidelines, an online resource for the design and implementation of international, multinational, multiregional, and multicultural surveys. She has also co-authored several publications examining measurement error resulting from both interviewers and the interview setting in cross-national surveys.  


Dept, Steve

Steve Dept is one of the founders of cApStAn. He studied Classical philology and comparative linguistics but is essentially an autodidact in the field of survey methodology and translation quality evaluation. Steve set up his first language service agency in 1993. In 1998, he participated in developing a French source version of the OECD/PISA item pool. He was then sought out to organise translation quality evaluation of PISA 2000 instruments in 24 languages. That is when he founded cApStAn with Andrea Ferrari. Within cApStAn, Steve has coordinated linguistic quality control (LQC) of PISA instruments across 8 survey cycles; he supervised LQC Operations in TIMSS, PIRLS, AHELO, PIAAC, LAMP, ICILS, TALIS, ICCS, STEP and the ESS. In 2013, he developed the framework for the translatability assessment, which is now implemented in most international large-scale assessments (ILSAs). Steve’s current focus is cultural suitability and inclusivity in assessments.


Desai, Sonalde

Sonalde Desai (Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland and Professor and Centre Director, NCAER-National Data Innovation Center, New Delhi) is a demographer whose work deals primarily with social transformation and its impact on lives of individuals with a focus on education, employment and maternal and child health.


Dineen, Jennifer

Associate Professor In-Residence and Director, Graduate Program in Survey Research.


Dorer, Brita

Brita Dorer is a senior researcher at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Mannheim, Germany) specialized in the translation of questionnaires for cross-cultural surveys. She holds a Ph.D. in translation studies from the Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies (FTSK), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz-Germersheim, is a university-trained translator for English, French and Italian (German mother tongue), and holds a degree from the University of Freiburg (Germany) in interfacultative studies on France. She has been heading the translation team of the European Social Survey (ESS) since 2009 and acted as coeditor of the 2018 Wiley monograph on Advances in Comparative Survey Methods in the 3mc context. She has been teaching practical as well as methodological translation classes at the translation and applied language faculties of the universities of Strasbourg, Mainz-Germersheim and Geneva, and worked more than ten years as a full-time translator for English, French, and Italian. Her current scientific interests include the evaluation and quality enhancement of questionnaire translation, translatability and intercultural portability of source questionnaires, close versus adaptive translation, machine translation, and translation process research.


Douhou, Salima

Project Coordinator of the SHARE Cognition Survey (SHARE-HCAP) & Researcher @Munich Center for the Economics of Ageing (MEA).


Ernst Stähli, Michèle

Michèle Ernst Stähli holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Marne-la-Vallée and in social sciences from the University of Lausanne. Michèle Ernst Stähli has over 15 years experience in academic research in sociology of work and teaching of methodology for social sciences, and several years of experience as project manager of scientific surveys at a field agency in Switzerland. Since 2010 she is in charge of the International Surveys team at FORS and is the Swiss Coordinator for the ESS. She now focuses her research on survey methods topics such as translation, incentives, non-response bias and mixed modes. Michèle Ernst Stähli and her team are continuously engaged in implementing repeated international surveys in Switzerland (namely the ESS, ISSP, SHARE and EVS), and in participating in their organization, definition and improvement. Her research activities in survey methods are all devoted to improve these surveys and the data they produce in a quickly evolving environment. This goes from the quality of the questionnaires and their translations, over field procedures, interviewing modes to the data processing and documentation.


Fitzgerald, Rory

Professor Rory Fitzgerald is Director of the European Social Survey (ESS,, European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ESS ERIC) based at City, University of London. In November 2013, the UK and 14 other European governments established the ESS ERIC – an independent international research organisation. ESS ERIC now has 25 Members and one Observer. ESS ERIC organises biennial social surveys in its member countries tackling key socio-economic and political issues. There are more than 160,000 registered users of the ESS data and just over 5,000 publications using the data which is available online. Fitzgerald is currently specialising in self-completion and panel methods in cross-national social surveys. Professor Fitzgerald is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and an Associate editor of Survey Research Methods.


Fulop, Gabor

Statistician working on the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)


Gietel-Basten, Stuart

Stuart Gietel-Basten is Professor of Social Science and Public Policy. He is the Director of the university’s Center for Aging Science; and is Associate Dean (Research) of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Prior to joining HKUST in 2017, he was Associate Professor of Social Policy at the University of Oxford. He received his PhD in historical demography from the University of Cambridge in 2008. Stuart’s research covers the interplay between changing population dynamics and public/social policy. His research is especially focussed on (a) fertility transition; (b) conceptual approaches to ageing; (c) population policy. He is the co-ordinator of the GGS-Asia project, which seeks to run the Generations and Gender Survey in Asian settings – including Hong Kong. In addition to a number of articles in leading journals in demography and related disciplines, he has written two books on population – Why Demography Matters (with Danny Dorling, Polity Press 2018) and The “Population Problem” in Pacific Asia (Oxford University Press 2019 )  and co-edited a third – Family Demography in Asia (with Minja-Kim Choe and John Casterline, Elgar 2019).


Goerman, Patricia

Patricia Goerman leads the Language and Cross-Cultural Research Group in the Center for Behavioral Science Methods at the U.S. Census Bureau. She has 17 years of experience in the development and pretesting of multilingual survey instruments, with a focus on Spanish-language materials. Her research interests include questionnaire design and translation and cross-cultural issues in surveys. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Virginia.


Gopesh, Gargee

I am part of the survey operations team at PMA India. My key responsibilities are maintaining quality of survey through training, planning, monitoring and proper implementation. I am Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral in human development. My research interests include human behavior and development. I also have a keen interest in conducting quantitative and qualitative research.


Granda, Peter

Peter Granda is a retired archivist from ICPSR at the University of Michigan and has attended many previous CSDI workshops.


Greenleaf, Abigail

Abigail Greenleaf is a public health demographer whose research focuses on collecting data in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Abba is interested in survey research methods across a variety of public health topics. She currently works for ICAP’s Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) survey. Carried out under the leadership of the Ministries of Health, PHIA data benchmark a country’s progress towards controlling the AIDS epidemic and inform targeted policies and programs. Abba also has experience conducting cell phone surveys in LMIC, where the approach is novel but burgeoning.


Gyuzalyan, Hayk

Dr Hayk Gyuzalyan is a survey researcher with 20+ years experience in international survey research. Hayk worked in the social and market research at Ipsos MORI (London, UK), Kantar Public/TNS (Brussels, Belgium), and Intrahealth International (Yerevan), and has taught subjects of Sociology and Social Policy.  Working with a broad range of approaches and techniques, Hayk specialises in international random probability survey projects, research among hard to reach groups, such as refugees and migrants, and developing survey feasibility projects. Hayk was part of Research Methods Centre in Ipsos, and Global Methods Council in Kantar Public. Hayk has overseen the design and application of methodology in several international surveys: Life in Transition for the World Bank and EBRD, EWCS and EQLS for Eurofound, Violence Against Women for EU FRA, BEEPS and ES surveys for the World Bank, Eurobarometer surveys for the EC, and others. Currently, Hayk works as a consultant on 3MC projects for private and public sector clients.


Hanson, Tim

Tim is a Senior Research Fellow at European Social Survey (ESS) Headquarters, based at City, University of London. He leads the Questionnaire Design and Fieldwork work packages for ESS, having joined the team in November 2019. This followed 15 years at Kantar where Tim started his research career as a graduate trainee, progressing to Research Director, after graduating with a BA in Geography and Sociology from the University of Sheffield. Tim’s research interests include the design/adaptation of surveys based on online/mixed-mode approaches, use of mobile devices for online surveys/mobile-optimised design, item nonresponse, video interviewing, and a range of topics relating to questionnaire design.


Hartman, Anne

Anne M. Hartman, (M.S., M.A.) is a Biostatistician/Program Director in the Tobacco Control Research Branch (with a secondary appointment in the Health Behaviors Research Br.) of the Behavioral Research Program in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences of the National Cancer Institute of NIH.  For nearly 30 years, she has been directing a series of Tobacco Use Supplements (TUS) to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS). TUS-CPS provides valuable tobacco use, policy and social norm national, state-specific and some local level public-use information on 180,000 -240,000 individuals at each wave. Her recent work has focused on cancer risk factor tobacco control and sun protective behaviors/artificial UV exposure surveillance, using various national and state surveys to track long-term trends in cancer control progress; creating summary indices of state tobacco control policy, smoking cessation, sun protection behaviors, and dietary patterns; and evaluation of non-randomized tobacco control intervention studies.


Horn, Daniel

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow). Currently working on a 3-year ESRC funded project covering Russian and Kazakhstan in the area of public attitudes and punitiveness, and spatial analysis. Currently PI for geo-spatial applications for historical penal system research, PI on study of Greek exile communities, as well as Co-PI for study on healthcare app take-up in Scotland.


Hu, Mengyao

Dr. Mengyao Hu is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Demography of Aging, Disability and Care Program within the Survey Research Center. She received her Ph.D. in Survey Methodology at the University of Michigan in 2018. Her current research interests include the identification and reduction of measurement errors in cross-cultural surveys, survey non-response, longitudinal survey data analysis, and methodological issues that arise in survey research with older populations. Dr. Hu is currently collaborating with the National Health and Aging Trends Study and National Study of Caregiving to enhance user outreach and evaluate new data collection designs.


Jablonski, Wojciech

Fieldwork and Data Officer – GGP Central Coordination Team.


Jiang, Shulin

Shulin Jiang is a Program Officer at PMA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Previously as a Research Data Manager, she supported data management and analysis activities across all program countries. She provides technical support, coordination, and training, as well as developing novel data management tools to improve data quality. Her main field of interest is the methodology of comparative surveys and the use of paradata. She has a Master of Science in Public Health degree from the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a concentration in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control.


Johnson, Timothy

Tim Johnson is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Senior Fellow at NORC at the University of Chicago.


Jones, Candace

Research Statistician for a global school-based survey.


Kapaku, Lily

Lily Kapaku is a survey statistician at the U.S. Census Bureau, working in the Content and Language Branch. The Content and Language Branch manages the content and design of 2020 Census questionnaires and associated non-questionnaire materials and identifies ways to reduce language barriers for limited-English-speaking households. Prior to her joining the U.S. Census Bureau, she has briefly interned at the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Virginia.


Kayembe, Dynah

Dynah Kayembe MD ,MPH ,is a field coordinator for PMA DRC. She’s a doctor by training and holds a master’s degree in public health. She has more than six years experience in adolescent health and well-being, family planning and contraception among young people. She has nearly 10 years experience conducting ,supervising and coordinating field activities .The majority of her research has focused on adolescents and family planning ,with a particular focus on contraception among adolescents.


Keck, Veronika

I am working in the team Cross-Cultural Survey Methods at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Science in the department Survey Design and Methodology in the ESS and SSHOC projects. Education: Translation studies (German, Russian, English) at the Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies (FTSK) of the University of Mainz in Germersheim (Germany). Graduation with a bachelor´s degree in Translation Studies with supplementary subject in Economics in 2014. M.A. degree in Conference Interpreting in 2018. Educational Module Programme ""Doing business in Russia"" organised by AHK & HSE in 2018-2019.


Jennifer Kelley

Jennifer Kelley is a Survey Methodologist at the International Unit within the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan. She has been involved with several large international and national surveys, including the India Human Development Study, the World Mental Health Survey in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the National Survey of Family Growth (United States), and the Health and Retirement Study (United States), focusing on technology development, interviewer training, and quality control. Jennifer’s other areas of expertise are study design and questionnaire development and testing. Jennifer received her Master’s Degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in Survey Methodology at the University of Essex, U.K. Her research focuses on using paradata to assess and understand interviewer behavior and its effect on data quality.


Kołczyńska, Marta

Assistant professor at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences.


Kotnarowski, Michal

Michal Kotnarowski is a political scientist and sociologist employed in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His research interests include electoral behaviour, social stratification and methodology of social research.


Krenzke, Tom

Tom Krenzke is a Vice President and Associate Director in Westat’s Statistics and Evaluation Sciences Unit, and has about 30 years of experience in survey sampling and estimation techniques. He has led research in small area estimation, statistical confidentiality, sample design, non-probability sampling, variance estimation, imputation and nonresponse bias. Mr. Krenzke is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and has provided service to both the ASA (as current District 2 vice chair for council of chapters, and the 2020 chair of the ASA Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality) and the Washington Statistical Society (as 2019-2020 President). He also leads Westat’s Steering Committee on WesDaX (Westat’s real-time online table generator), Westat’s Confidentiality Work Group and serves on the Westat Institutional Review Board. He arrived at Westat after 6 years at the U.S. Census Bureau.


Kumar, Sandeep

I am in the survey operations team at PMA India. I am an MBA in marketing, my key responsibilities are planning, training, monitoring, and coordinating the survey operations as well as ensuring the quality of the survey. I wish to contribute in the development of the communities with health research.


Lächelt, Natalie

I am a policy analyst working for the past 4+ years on large scale assessments in secondary education and curriculum design at the OECD. Prior to that I worked in private companies in the health and elderly care industries in Germany, China and France. I hold degrees in political science and management, and have studied in Germany, France, UK and Singapore during my graduate and undergraduate studies.


Le Donné, Noémie

Policy and Research Analyst at the OECD Education Directorate


Lugtig, Peter

Peter Lugtig is associate professor in survey methodology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. His main expertise is in web surveys, mixed-device and mobile surveys, and the use of smartphone apps for social science data collection


Lynn, Peter – University of Essex

Professor of Survey Methodology and Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research


Maineri, Angelica

Angelica Maineri is a PhD student in the Sociology department at Tilburg University (the Netherlands); she is an assistant of the Methodology Group of the European Values Study. Her research focuses on privacy and surveillance in the digital era, and on (Web) survey methodology.


Martens, Maurice

Maurice Martens has been working as a software developer at centerdata since 2004, and has been responsible for the technical implementation of several international survey studies. He has designed and developed several tools to support the full data life cycle in international survey studies. He has been responsible for the generic scripting of several multilingual, multimodal questionnaires including SHARE, EVS and ESS. He also developed the tools to manage the translations for large international studies with complex translation processes. Maurice has designed advanced questionnaire interfaces like life history calendars, integrated search options, or complex grids with data from multiple sources.

Maurice studied Technical Mathematics and Information Technology and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration Mathematics.


McRoy, Martha

Martha McRoy is a research methodologist in the Pew Research Center international methods team. She advises on complex sample design, survey implementation, data quality assessment, and data weighting for international projects across the Center.


Meitinger, Katharina

Dr. Katharina Meitinger is an assistant professor in methods and statistics at Utrecht University. Her research interests include item nonresponse, web probing, equivalence assessment of survey items, and mixed methods approaches.


Meyers, Mikelyn

I’m a Research Sociolinguist at the US Census Bureau in the Language and Cross-Cultural Research team.


Michaud, Geneviève

Geneviève Michaud is the head of the IT team at the Center for Socio-Political Data of Sciences Po, Paris. She manages several projects dedicated to building software infrastructures for data and metadata: WPSS, a Web Panel Sample Services for cross-national surveys in collaboration with the European Social Survey (ESS ERIC) within SSHOC; data.sciencespo, the Dataverse institutional research data repository.


Mneimneh, Zeina

Zeina Mneimneh is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Survey Methodology Program and the Director of the International Survey Unit within the Survey Research Center, University of Michigan. She is the director of the Data Collection Coordinating Center that supports the design and implementation of national mental health surveys in more than 35 countries. Dr. Mneimneh has published more than 35 peer-reviewed publications and book chapter. Her research investigates factors affecting the reporting of sensitive information, including interviewer, respondent, and question characteristics, and contextual factors related to culture and the interview setting. Her recent work examines the use of paradata to monitor interviewer behavior and the use of social media data for social science research.


Mohadjer, Leyla

Vice President and Associate Director of Statistical and Evaluation Sciences Unit at Westat, USA


Mohler, Peter

Peter Mohler, is, time permitting, thinking about comparative survey quality. For several decades he worked at ZUMA (GESIS). In addition to his work on computational content analysis (aka big data -TEXTPACK with C. Züll), he co-edited the first ever volume on comparative survey methodology (with J. Harkness and F. van de Vijver, 2003). He was involved in the design and implementation of the German General Social Survey (Allbus), the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) and the European Social Survey (ESS).


Montenegro, María

María Montenegro is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Health Science at Indiana University’s School of Public Health. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Arizona. Her research interests center in Latinx, and Latin American cultural and literary studies, with an emphasis on race, class, and gender inequality. Additional research includes translation studies and cross-cultural survey development. Currently, María is part of a mixed-methods, grant-funded project focused on measuring reproductive health attitudes, where she examines abortion attitudes among the US’s Latinx community.


Morton, Jeremy

Senior Survey Methodologist, Global Tobacco Control Branch, Office on Smoking and Health, US CDC


Mutebi, Aloysius

Mutebi Aloysius is a senior research fellow at Makerere University School of Public Health under the department of health policy planning and management. He has worked with research work for many years focusing on health systems, monitoring and evaluation, quality control and assurance. He is currently pursuing a Phd where he intends to use comparative study methods.


Naber, Dörte

PhD in intercultural psychology, social sciences and methodology


Nguyen, P. Linh

Linh is a PhD candidate in Survey Methodology at the University of Essex. She is writing her dissertation on assessing and improving survey data quality in Sub Saharan Africa and draws her research on a Zambian F2F panel survey on financial inclusion managed at the University of Mannheim.


Neuert, Cornelia

Survey methodologist, interested in questionnaire design. 


Ochsner, Michael

Michael works as a senior researcher at FORS – the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences. His research focuses on survey methodology, welfare state research and work-life conflict as well as research policy and research evaluation.


Okon, Charles

Charles is a data analyst with seven years of progressive experience overseeing data-related solutions and highly skilled in managing complex survey data. I help ambitious organizations by providing technical support (using statistical applications such as R, Stata and SPSS) to several state-level research: monitoring & evaluation, programming data collection instruments to capture data electronically, auditing & cleaning data, statistical analysis, generating public health indicators and report writing.


Olagunju, Olalekan

Research Monitoring and Evaluation


Orten, Hilde

Hilde Orten is a sociologist, working as a Special Adviser at NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data. She started her work at NSD as a member of the first European Social Survey archive team. Later her focus moved to metadata related tasks. Hilde is currently actively engaged in the work of the DDI Alliance, as Vice Chair of the Scientific Board and member of several of the active working groups.


Ortmanns, Verena

I am a post-doctoral researcher working at GESIS in Mannheim (Germany). In my work I focus on measuring and harmonsing socio-demographic variables, especially education in cross-national surveys.


Ozoadibe, Collins

A Statistician by training, and an ODK programmer and data analyst (STATA major), and an infographic designer.


Paccagnella, Marco

Analyst at the OECD Directorate for Éducation and Skills


Padilla, Jose-Luis

Jose-Luis Padilla is a Professor at the Department of Methodology of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Granada (Spain). He teaches graduate and master courses of psychometrics, data analysis, questionnaire and test design, validity theory, questionnaire and test adaptation, and cognitive pre-test methods. His current research focuses on psychometrics, questionnaire development, validity, and cross-cultural survey and testing research within a mixed method framework combining quantitative and qualitative methods like cognitive interviewing and web probing. He is currently co-editor of Methodology journal, the official journal of the European Association of Methodology (


Pancratz, Stacy

Stacy Pancratz is a research methodologist in international research methods at Pew Research Center.


Peytcheva, Emilia

Emilia Peytcheva is a senior survey methodologist at RTI International and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Her research examines the interplay among survey errors and designs focused on minimizing them.  She teaches courses on questionnaire design, cross-cultural survey methods and introduction to survey research at the University of North Carolina and the ISR Summer Institute at the University of Michigan.  Her research has appeared in journals such as Public Opinion Quarterly, the Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, the Journal of Official Statistics, Survey Research Methods, and the International Journal of Social Research Methodology, among others.


Przepiórkowska, Danuta

Danuta Przepiórkowska is a linguist and sociologist, and a member of the Polish ESS national team since Round 1. Her research interests include cross-cultural research as well as the interface of language and fieldwork (survey instruments and interviewing).


Raturi, Pulkit

Pulkit Raturi , as graduated from Odette School of Business (Canada) with an Honors in Dual Degree Co-Op Program in Computer Science and Business Administration. He is Gold Standard Professional as Certified Information System Auditor (ISACA) and PGMD in Digital Marketing from Manipal University. Currently pursuing his Masters in Hospital and Health Management from India’s Finest IIHMR-Jaipur and PMP (PMI member) Certifications. He is an accomplished Tennis coach (TPA, USTPR). He has mentored startups and individuals. Currently represents IIHMR’s Entrepreneurial Cell "Udgam" and Public Speaking Platform "Speak.


Rheault, Magali

Magali Rheault is Regional Research Director for sub-Saharan Africa for the Gallup World Poll. As the largest independent source of global survey research, the World Poll measures the most important issues people around the world face. Ms. Rheault leads survey research operations across the African continent and is responsible for sampling, questionnaire design, field staff training and quality control. Her main research interests focus on the intersection of governance, economic growth and human development in sub-Saharan Africa. Since joining Gallup in 2007, Ms. Rheault has published more than 100 articles and analyses based on data from the Gallup World Poll. Her research has appeared in many publications, including Harvard International Review and the Financial Times. She has lectured and presented World Poll findings at many universities and institutions worldwide. She received a bachelor’s degree in urban planning from the Université d’Aix-Marseille and a master’s degree in geography from the Université d’Avignon. Ms. Rheault speaks English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.


Rijken, Arieke

Arieke Rijken has worked as a survey coordinator for the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) since April 2020. Her research interests include fertility and family formation, attitudes and norms about these topics, life course research and cross-national comparisons.


Rybak, Adam

Adam Rybak is a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Sociology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. His current research focuses on survey methodology, in particular with using metanalysis of comparative survey projects.


Sarkar, Mousumi

Ms. Mousumi Sarkar, founder of WWS and currently serving at Survey Advisor to USAID, brings more than 20 years of experience conducting both qualitative and quantitative research and analysis at the international, national, state and local levels to provide solutions to organizations. Having worked with lobbyists, political campaigns, community groups, government agencies and non-governmental organizations, she has extensive experience in working with stakeholders to develop and implement research and evaluation methodologies to answer questions critical to an organization’s mission and to help them use evidence-based decision-making to reach their strategic goals.


Sawiński, Zbyszek

Zbyszek Sawiński is a professor of sociology at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His research interests include social stratification, educational inequalities and the harmonization of cross-country survey data. His research activities include cooperation in implementing international research projects in Poland: ISSP, IALS, PISA, PIAAC and ESS.


Sha, Mandy  

Mandy Sha is a Research Director PMP® and Methodologist. Connect with Mandy at @MMandySha


Sharma, Sharan

Sharan Sharan is an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, in the departments of Sociology and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology.            


Schneider, Silke

Senior researcher and consultant in Survey Design and Methodology department at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, working on the measurement and harmonization of social background variables, especially education and ethnic background, in national and international surveys (e.g. ESS, PIAAC, EVS). 


Schoua-Glusberg, Alisu

Alisú Schoua-Glusberg is a cultural/linguistic anthropologist with over 35 years of experience in survey instrument translation and adaptation. She is a survey methodologist with particular expertise in the use of qualitative research to support multilingual instrument design. Since 1988 she has directed surveys at the National Opinion Research Center, Harvard University Medical School, Metropolitan Chicago Information Center, IMPAQ International, and Research Support Services. Dr. Schoua-Glusberg has specialized in research studies with Hispanic populations, and in particular with Latin American immigrants, including topics such as methodology for instrument translations and qualitative pretesting of survey instruments in Spanish. An expert cognitive interviewer, since 2005 she has trained others internationally on cognitive interviewing techniques. Alisú has served on the US Census Bureau Expert Panel on Translation and is a current member of European Social Survey Translation work group. She has taught translation short courses and webinars on survey translation. She has led the Spanish translations for major US surveys. She has staffed, trained, and managed teams for split committee (TRAPD) survey translations into Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic, Swahili, Dutch, Romanian, French, Swedish, German, Haitian Creole, Tagalog, and Polish.


Siewe, Aisha

Dr. Aisha Siewe provides oversight to the array of data collection, management and analysis activities for Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA) and related projects, and assists in the planning, execution, and refinement of surveys.


Sisodia, Kshitiz

I am a member of survey operations team at PMA project in India. My primary responsibility entails planning and monitoring of the survey and its implementation to ensure the quality of the survey. I am also engaged in activities related to training, tool designing and finalization, data cleaning, etc. I am an MBA in health management and has a keen interest in conducting quantitative research in public health.


Smith, Tom W.

Tom W Smith is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Society, NORC at the University of Chicago.


Solon, Megan

Megan Solon received her PhD in Hispanic Linguistics from Indiana University in 2015. Her research focuses on the acquisition of Spanish as a second, heritage, or additional language. She has published widely on the acquisition of phonetics and phonology in second and heritage language Spanish, on the acquisition of sociolinguistic variation in second languages, and on methodological issues like proficiency assessment in second language acquisition research. After four years in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University at Albany, SUNY, Dr. Solon returned to Indiana University and has now joined a research team as Assistant Research Scientist. She is involved with the construction of dual-language measures for public health-related survey research, facilitates translation for various aspects of current interview and survey projects, and assists with the integration and analysis of Spanish language data.


Stelmakh, Kateryna

Technical Solutions Associate Director at KANTAR. Main focus: tools and platforms for research data management.


Stukel, Diana

Director Monitoring and Evaluation, Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases Program in 11 West African Countries (based out of Washington, DC).


Tchehi Epse Aby

Aby Gwladys is a Statistician and Economist graduated from ENSEA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. She is in charge of courses in descriptive statistics, time series, office environment and ICTs at ENSEA. Her areas of interest are economics applied to population and development issues.


Thornton, Nina

Westat is a member of the international Consortium that manages the administration of PIAAC (The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, a survey of the assessment and analysis of adult skills) developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Westat is tasked with managing and monitoring sampling and survey operations activities undertaken by countries. During PIAAC Cycle 1, this included working with 38 countries that participated in three separate rounds of data collection. Currently working with Westat’s Sampling and Survey Operations team on PIAAC Cycle 2 activities related to data collection for the Field Trial, planned in April 2021. 33 countries will participate in the PIAAC 2021 Field Trial.


Van Houten, Gijs

Gijs van Houten is a research manager at Eurofound, which he joined in 2010. He has worked on the design, preparation, implementation and analysis of all three Eurofound surveys, focusing on the European Company Survey in recent years. He spent a year away in 2016, working at the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC. He holds a Masters in sociology from Radboud University Nijmegen and a PhD in social science from Utrecht University. Before joining Eurofound he worked at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP).


White, Chris

Chris White is a survey data officer, based in the Employment unit at Eurofound, tasked with providing support for all three of Eurofound’s surveys: the EWCS, EQLS and ECS. Before joining Eurofound in December 2018, he worked on sampling methods and the analysis of household surveys in the national statistical institutes of the United Kingdom and Australia. He holds an MSc in Operational Research and his research interests include the integration of survey and administrative data sources.


Yao, Julius Pathène

I lead survey operations for the Performance Monitoring for Action in Côte d’Ivoire. I train collection agents, monitors operations and ensures that efficient results are achieved. I has a professional Master’s degree in Demography from the Institut de Formation et de Recherche Démographiques (IFORD) and a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the Université Félix Houphouët Boigny in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire. Prior to joining PMA, I worked at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as a monitoring and evaluation consultant and in the project Sahel Women’s Empowerment for the Demographic Dividend (SWEDD).