Benita O'Colmain has more than 30 years of experience in the design of evaluation and survey research studies, both domestically and internationally. She currently serves as the senior survey specialist for population-based surveys of Food for Peace (FFP) development food assistance projects in Africa and South Asia. She leads the survey design, data entry, data processing, analytic components, and report writing team for these large-scale household surveys.
Ms. O'Colmain has a strong statistical and methodological background with expertise in all phases of survey and evaluation research and substantial experience with statistical methods for survey research, including sampling, weighting, estimation, and variance for complex survey designs. She has used a broad spectrum of analytic research methods, including meta-analysis, survival analysis, regression analysis, principal components analysis, factor analysis, and simulations and has significant experience using statistical analysis software, including SAS, SPSS, STATA, CSPro, and EpiData; and with anthropometric software such as WHO Anthro and EpiInfo.
She has significant experience in the design of impact evaluations for development projects including the design for the impact evaluation of the Kore Lavi food voucher system in Haiti. .
Ms. O'Colmain has an M.P.H. in Biostatistics from Yale University.