About ICF
Mahmoud Elkasabi
Senior Lead Sampling Statistician
Mahmoud is a statistics expert with nearly 10 years of experience designing sampling plans for population and facilities’ surveys in Africa and Asia.
Mahmoud Elkasabi currently serves as a senior lead sampling statistician. He has more than 8 years of experience in designing sampling plans for population and facilities’ surveys in Africa and Asia. Mahmoud joined our team after earning his Ph.D. in survey statistics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Since then, Mahmoud has been responsible for sampling designs for household surveys in many countries, including Ghana, Egypt, Liberia, Nigeria, India, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Afghanistan.
Publications
  • Differences in Proxy-Reported and Self-Reported Disability in the Demographic and Health Surveys, Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 2020
  • Calculating fertility and childhood mortality rates from survey data using the DHS.rates R package, PLoS ONE, 2019
  • Joint Calibration Estimator for Dual Frame Surveys, Statistics in Transition, 2015
  • Weighting Procedures for Dual Frame Telephone Surveys: A Case Study in Egypt, Survey Insights: Methods from the Field, 2015
  • A Comparison of ABS Mail and RDD Surveys for Measuring Consumer Attitudes, The International Journal of Market Research, 2014