Students

 

 

Abdelaziz Adawe

Abdelaziz Adawe (aadawe@umich.edu)  Mr. Adawe received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Michigan State University. Abdelaziz currently works as a Survey Specialist Associate at the University of Michigan Survey Research Center on the Health and Retirement Study.  Abdelaziz will be studying the social science emphasis of the Survey Methodology Program.

Fernanda Alvarado Leiton

Fernanda Alvarado Leiton (mleiton@umich.edu) Ms. Alvarado-Leiton graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Statistics at the Unversidad de Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica.  Most recently Ms. Alvarado-Leiton worked as a researcher at the Central American Population Center and the Statistics department in the University of Costa Rica.  As a PhD student, Fernanda will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

 

Hanh Bui (hbui@umich.edu)

Chen Chen (fracchen@umich.edu) Mr. Chen received his Bachelor of Law degree in Sociology at Peking University in Beijing, China.  Chen most recently worked as an Intern at the China Family Panel Studies in the Institute of Social Science Survey in Beijing, China.  Chen will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

Micha Fischer (michaf@umich.edu) Mr. Fischer recently graduated with his Master’s degree in Statistics at the Ludwig-Maximilian University Muchen in Munich, Germany.  His recent job was as a consultant to the Chair of Special Education at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in conducting national and international surveys.  As a PhD student, Micha will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program. 

Lakhpreet Gill (lakhgill@umich.edu) Ms. Gill received her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and her Master of Arts in Sociology from Stanford University.  For the past 6 years, she has worked in health policy research with a variety of data sources, including the Health and Retirement Study. Ms. Gill will be pursuing the data science emphasis at the Survey Methodology Program, while continuing her work at Mathematica Policy Research. She will also be working on a research project using Health and Retirement Study survey, Medicare claims, and genetics data under Drs. Jennifer Smith, Jessica Faul and Alison Mondul. Outside of school and work, she enjoys yoga, salsa dancing and spending time with friends.

Jingwei Hu (jingwei@umich.edu) Ms. Hu graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree in Political Science and Government at Peking University in Beijing, China.  Most recently Ms. Hu worked as a Research Assistant at NCHS in Hyattsville, MD.  As a PhD student, Jinwei will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

Kaan Cem Ketenci (ketenci@umich.edu)
Kallan Larsen (kallanml@umich.edu)

Ang Li (liangla@umich.edu) Ms. Li received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Fudan University in China.  She most recently worked as a Quantitative Analyst as an intern at Millward Brown in Shanghai, China.  Ms. Li will be studying the data science track of the program.

 

 

Lingxi Li (lingxil@umich.edu)

Yixi Li (liyixi@umich.edu)
Ruixuan Li (ruixuanl@umich.edu)

Colleen McClain (camcclai@umich.eduMs. McClain recently graduated with her Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan.  She has worked as a Survey Manager for Survey Sciences Group, LLC (now Soundrocket) specializing in web and mobile survey research, as an operations analyst for NORC at the University of Chicago, and as a research assistant at MPSM.  As a PhD student, Colleen will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.  Her research interests include the use of technology in survey research, cognitive mechanisms of survey response, and identifying correlates of nonresponse in panel studies.  

 

Roberto Melipillan (robmeli@umich.edu) recently graduated with his Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan.  As a PhD student, Edmundo will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

 

Felicitas Mittereder (fmitter@umich.edu) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Ludwig-Maximilian University Munchen, Germany.  Felicitas also earned her Master’s degree in Statistics at Ludwig-Maximilian University Munchen, Germany.  Most recently Felicitas worked as a Research Associate at the Institute Employment Research in Nuremberg, Germany.  As a PhD student, Felicitas will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

Rebecca Oh (daraeoh@umich.edu)

Ai Rene Ong (aireneo@umich.edu) Ms. Ong recently graduated with her Master’s degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan. Ai Rene came to the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM) with not only her Bachelor degree but also a number of years of relevant work experiences including work as a Research Executive with Ipsos Healthcare. As a PhD student, Ai Rene will be studying the social science emphasis of the program

Ilse Paniagua (ilsep@umich.edu)
 Ali Rafei

Ali Rafei (arafei@umich.edu) Mr. Ali Rafei received his Bachelor's degree in Statistics at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, and then, graduated in Master of Biostatistics from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For several years, Ali has been working at the Ministry of Health of Iran, providing technical and statistical assistance for the design and analysis of some national health surveys. His research interests mainly concern calibrating non-probability samples for population inference.  Ali will be studying the statistical emphasis of the program.

Sharan Sharma (snsharma@umich.edu) is a Ph.D. candidate with research interests in interviewer behavior, interviewer measurement error (with a special interest in falsification), the use of paradata in survey quality control, and the statistical modeling of complex survey data.  Sharan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, a Master’s degree in Management Studies in Marketing (both from University of Mumbai), and a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Along with his academic pursuits, he holds the position of Senior Vice President at TAM India, a Kantar-Nielsen joint venture engaged in media research. He has also held positions in sales and business development in his career in the Indian media industry.

Photo of MPSM student Deji Suolong Deji Suolang (dsuolang@umich.edu) Ms.Suolang received her Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Nanjing University in China, including a one-semester exchange program at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She worked as an intern research assistant at the Academy of Social Sciences in Lhasa, Tibet.  As a Master’s student, Ms. Suolang will be studying the social science track of the program
 

Zeping Tao (zepingt@umich.edu

 

Huiying (Yanna) Yan (yanhuier@umich.edu) Ms. Yan recently graduated with her Masters degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan.  Most recently Yanna worked as an intern in Survey Methods Group at Westat in Rockville, Maryland.  As a PhD student,  Yanna will be studying the social science emphasis of Survey Methodology.

 Brian Wells

Brian Wells (bmwells@umich.edu) Mr. Wells holds a bachelor's degree in Statistics from Brigham Young University and a master's degree in Survey Research and Methodology from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. He has spent much of his career as a research assistant and consultant for various survey institutions and researchers studying sample design and nonresponse. His dissertation focuses on the recurrent consent for and collection of biomeasures in longitudinal surveys.

Wenshan Yu (yuwens@umich.edu) Ms. Yu received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Korean and minored in Psychology at Peking University in Beijing, China.  Wenshan most recently worked as a Research Assistant for Center for Social Research at Peking University.  Ms. Yu will be studying the social science emphasis of the program.

 
Shiyu Zhang (zsy@umich.edu)  
 

Alexa Zmich (azmich@umich.edu)