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Meet our Data Science & Survey Experts

Abt Associates applies bold thinking and data to improve the quality of people's lives worldwide. Our data experts specialize in the design, capture, and analysis of information using complex surveys, administrative data, social media, the “Internet of Things,” sensor information, and more. Leveraging a range of analytic tools from intricate sample statistics to machine learning and natural language processing, Abt is a full-service innovation partner, working with clients in all sectors to  transform data into actionable insights and informed decision-making.

We are a proud sponsor of the 75th American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Annual Meeting. Below is a selection of our data science and survey experts.

Learn more about our presence at AAPOR 2020.

Ali Ackermann
Senior Analyst

  • Cognitive Interviewing
  • Survey Methodology
  • In-person Data Collection
  • Web Data Collection

Jason Brinkley, Ph.D.
Senior Associate, Head of the Research Design and Analytics (RDNA) Group

  • Machine Learning
  • Risk Adjustment
  • Biostatistics
  • Rural Health Data

Donna DeMarco
Principal Associate

  • Experimental Evaluations
  • Survey Design & Methodology
  • Qualitative Research & Analysis
  • Project Management

Ricki Jarmon
Vice President/Principal Associate, Data Capture & Analytics

  • Survey Design & Methodology
  • Hard-to-Reach Population Research
  • In-Person Data Collection
  • Mixed Mode Survey

Brenda Rodriguez
Senior Associate

  • Survey Design and Methodology
  • In-Person Data Collection
  • Hard-to-Locate Populations
  • Bilingual: Spanish and English
  • Project Management

Dave Roe
Senior Associate

  • Survey Design & Methodology
  • Web Surveys
  • Mixed Mode Surveys
  • Project Management

Suja Thomas
Senior Data Scientist

  • Machine Learning
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Statistical Modeling

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