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.