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Cornell University

Survey Research Institute

at Cornell University

Our Team

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Martin Wells

Faculty Director

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Martin Wells joined the Cornell faculty in 1987 and is the Charles A. Alexander Professor of Statistical Sciences, Professor and Chair of both the Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology and the Department of Statistical Sciences at Cornell University.

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Yasir Parvez

Technical Project Manager

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Yasir joined the Survey Research Institute in the spring of 2010 as a programmer/analyst, but quickly moved to a more influential role of lead programmer and eventually became the Technical Project Manager.

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Stephanie R. Slate

Administrative Manager

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Stephanie has worked for SRI since 2010 and has expertise in project management, process optimization, and team leadership. She works with clients to customize a budget, timeline, and research plan to ensure each project is successful. Once a project is in the field, she monitors it to make sure everything is completed on time, within budget, and to SRI standards.

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Suzy Trautman

Operations Manager

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Suzy joined SRI in 2010 after graduating with a degree in political science and public policy. In her current role, she helps oversee a wide range of data collection projects from inception to completion. She's responsible for streamlining daily workflow, mentoring the supervising team, programming phone survey instruments, coordinating with clients, developing questionnaires, and preparing final reports.

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Chris Evans

Programmer Analyst

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Chris graduated from SUNY Empire State College and started working for SRI in July of 2018.

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Paul Smith

Application Systems Assistant

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Paul attended Ithaca College; he also participated in Antioch College's co-op work/study program, where he served as facility manager at Antioch's Institute of Communications and Media Arts. He had worked with a Washington DC consulting company, Cornell University Undergraduate Admissions, and Time Warner Cable, before joining SRI as a telephone interviewer in 2003. He is now a member of the SRI Web survey team.

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Adam Chafee

Supervisor

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Adam became a member of the SRI team in early 2018 after graduating with a degree in psychology. His primary duties include overseeing mailing and paper surveys from design to data output, monitoring data quality while surveys are in the field, and hosting weekly staff meetings to disseminate project-specific protocol updates.

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Janilya Baizack

Supervisor

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Janilya relocated from Florida to Ithaca to pursue a degree at Cornell University. After graduating, she decided to settle in the area and joined SRI in 2018. Her main responsibility as a supervisor is assisting managers in day-to-day tasks to help the facility function in a productive and respectful environment. She especially enjoys coaching staff and learning about the changing landscape of survey research.

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Seth Alan Carl

Senior Research Assistant

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Seth started working for SRI in the beginning of 2007. With more successfully completed surveys under his belt than any other SRI employee, Seth uses his experience to mold new hires into exceptional interviewers. He helps train research assistants by monitoring calls, identifying individual areas for improvement, and keeping them motivated.