Thomas Brassell
Project Director, Survey Research

Thomas Brassell has more than a decade of survey research experience supporting federal, state, and local government agencies. His experience directing large-scale survey research projects is augmented by a strong survey methodology with a focus on innovative study designs. Recently, he collaborated with the Alcohol Research Group to design multiple pilot tests to enhance data collection for the National Alcohol Survey. In 2017, he worked with the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston to develop and implement a non-probability post-disaster research study in response to Hurricane Harvey. This study was later replicated in 2018 in response to Hurricanes Florence and Michael.

He also directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Traumatic Brain Injury Surveillance System Pilot, a national study designed to examine the frequency and degree of traumatic brain injuries in the country. This study consisted of collecting over 10,000 household interviews of adults, children via adult proxy, and adolescents.

Thomas is an active member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and has contributed to over 14 presentations since 2018.

Insights by Thomas Brassell

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Even as stay-at-home orders were extended in April, Americans continued to favor public health over the economy.
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How did the pandemic impact American mental health in April?
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Americans still see COVID-19 as a threat–but increasingly feel that the worst is behind us
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Survey reveals the need for stronger mental health recovery infrastructure
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Who do Americans trust for COVID-19 news and information?
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Do Americans see COVID-19 as a personal threat?
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Americans pick public health over the economy—even with near-record unemployment.
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