Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
For Immediate Release
June 15, 2011
BETHESDA, MD— Abt Associates, a leading global health and social policy research and program implementation firm, today announced that it has appointed Karl Feld as vice president of International Research at Abt SRBI with emphasis on survey methods, data collection and analysis.
"Karl is a highly experienced international researcher with wide–ranging experience in data collection methods, capture, and analysis in countries in which Abt is implementing a number of projects," said Kathleen Flanagan, president and CEO. "These include Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, and Europe. Karl is a wonderful match for Abt Associates and essential to our strategy to leverage our survey data collection capabilities across the entire company."
Before joining Abt Associates, Feld worked at D3 Systems, a social science research company, where he provided data collection methodological and fieldwork oversight of operations in 20–plus countries, including in–country work in Afghanistan, Egypt, Sudan, Algeria and Haiti. He also provided management guidance to joint business ventures in Mexico and Afghanistan and contributed his talents to numerous projects for USAID and other US and foreign government agencies. Prior to D3, he worked at RTI as well as what is now Survey Sampling, Inc.
Feld has received numerous professional awards including from the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), the Marketing Research Association (MRA), and the European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (ESOMAR).
He holds an M.A. in German and European Studies from the Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, Washington, DC, and an ESOMAR/MRA Expert Researcher Certificate.
About Abt Associates
Abt Associates is a mission–driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates was ranked as one of the top 25 global research firms in 2010. The employee–owned company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in nearly 40 countries.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.