James directs the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), which we have used to help more than half of U.S. states and territories as the nation’s largest provider of BRFSS survey services. He also leads our independently validated International Organization for Standardization–certified quality assurance program.
James designs and executes single and multimode phone, mail, and electronic self- and interviewer-administered quantitative surveys and has experience with probability and non-probability web panels. He has also established and managed several large data collection centers. James worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to incorporate cell phone data collection into the BRFSS in the mid-2000s. He led an effort to design, develop, test, and implement an adaptive data collection protocol. CDC and BRFSS state adoption of these adaptive data collection practices resulted in increased participant response rates with no increase in data collection costs.
James’ experience in survey research helps him provide exceptional insights on the direction for all of our statistical and survey functions. Jamie holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and a BS from the University of Vermont.