J. Michael Brick, Ph.D.

Vice President & Associate Director

J. Michael Brick, Ph.D., is a senior statistician and survey methodologist with more than 40 years of experience in sample design and estimation for large surveys, the theory and practice of address-based and telephone surveys, the techniques of quality management and survey quality control, nonresponse and bias evaluation, and survey methodology.

Dr. Brick is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and is an elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. He is an Associate Editor of Survey Methodology and is on the Editorial Board of Public Opinion Quarterly and the Journal of Survey Methodology and Statistics. He has also co-authored Advances in Telephone Survey Methodology.

Dr. Brick has served as President of the Washington Statistical Society and on the Executive Council of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. He chairs the Statistics Canada Advisory Committee on Statistical Methods, and was a member of the National Academy of Science Panel on Food Insecurity, and the ASA Advisory Committee for the U.S. Census Bureau. Dr. Brick is also a research professor in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland.

In recognition of his contributions to the field, Dr. Brick has been named the 2017 Monroe G. Sirken Award in Interdisciplinary Survey Methods Research by the ASA. In addition, he is a Westat Senior Statistical Fellow and co-chairs the Statistical Fellows Committee, which provides consultation on important survey statistics issues and addresses recent advances in applied statistics.

Education

Ph.D., Statistics, American University
M.A., Statistics, American University
B.S., Mathematics, University of Dayton

Areas of Expertise

Selected Publications

Brick J.M. (2018).

Sampling to minimize nonresponse bias.

Brick J.M. (2018).

Optimizing response rates.

Sedlak A.J., Finkelhor D., Brick J.M. (2017).

National estimates of missing children: Updated findings from a survey of parents and other primary caretakers.

Tourangeau R., Brick J.M., Lohr S., Li J. (2017).

Adaptive and responsive survey designs: A review and assessment.

Riddles M.K., Lohr S., Brick J.M., Langetieg P.T., Payne J.M., Plumley A.H. (2017).

Handling respondent rounding of wages using the IRS and CPS matched dataset.

Brick J.M., Tourangeau R. (2017).

Responsive survey designs for reducing nonresponse bias.

Lohr S., Brick J.M. (2017).

Roosevelt predicted to win: Revisiting the 1936 Literary Digest Poll.

Williams D., Brick J.M. (2017).

Trends in U.S. face-to-face household survey nonresponse and level of effort.

Williams D., Brick J.M., DeMatteis J.M., Han D. (2016).

Effects of screening questionnaires on response in a two-phase postal survey.

Flores Cervantes I., Brick J.M. (2016).

Nonresponse adjustments with misspecified models in stratified designs.

Brick J.M., Andrews W.R., Mathiowetz N.A. (2016).

Single-phase mail survey designs for rare population subgroups.

Brick J.M. (2015).

Compositional model inference.

Olson K., Brick J.M. (2015).

Methodological considerations for a new household panel survey.

Lohr S., Brick J.M. (2014).

Allocation for dual frame telephone surveys with nonresponse.

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