J. Michael Brick

Senior Vice President, Statistical Sciences & Research; Statistical Fellows Committee Co-Chair

J. Michael Brick, PhD, is a Senior Vice President, Statistical Sciences and Research. He is a senior statistician and survey methodologist with 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.

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.

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. 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, 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.


  • PhD, Statistics, American University
  • MA, Statistics, American University
  • BS, Mathematics, University of Dayton

Areas of Expertise

Selected Publications

Smith T., Holm R.H., Keith R.J., Amraotkar A.R., Alvarado C.R., Banecki K., Choi B., Santisteban I. C., Bushau-Sprinkle A.M., Kitterman K.T., Fuqua J., Hamorsky K.T., Palmer K.E., Brick J.M., Rempala G.A., and Bhatnagar A. (2022).

Quantifying the relationship between sub-population wastewater samples and community-wide SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence.

Brick J.M., Andrews W.R., and Foster J. (2022).

Two sources of nonsampling error in fishing surveys.

Brick J.M., Andrews W.R., and Foster J. (2022).

A review of nonprobability sampling using mobile apps for fishing effort and catch surveys.

Brick J.M., Kennedy C., Flores Cervantes I., and Mercer A.W. (2021).

An adaptive mode adjustment for multimode household surveys.

Jones M., Brick J.M., and Van de Kerchkove W. (2021).

Effects of address coverage enhancement on estimates from address-based sampling studies.

Williams D., Brick J.M., Edwards W.S., and Giambo P. (2020).

Questionnaire design issues in mail surveys of all adults in a household.

Brick J.M., Caporaso A., Williams D., and Cantor D. (2019).

Reaching Spanish-speakers in self-administered surveys.

Lohr S., Riddles M., and Brick J.M. (2019).

Goodness-of-fit tests for distributions estimated from complex survey data.

Giangrande M., Brick J.M., Morganstein D., and Lewis K. (2018).

Virtual listing: GIS approaches to improve survey listing efficiency.

Jones M., Brick J.M., and Piesse A. (2018).

The effects of address coverage enhancement on estimates from a study using an ABS frame.

Brick J.M. and Lohr S. (2018).

Experimental evaluation of mail questionnaires in a probability sample on victimization.

Jones M., Brick J.M., and Piesse A. (2018).

The effects of address coverage enhancement on estimates from a study using an ABS frame.

Williams D. and Brick J.M. (2018).

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

Brick J.M. (2018).

Sampling to minimize nonresponse bias.

Brick J.M. (2018).

Optimizing response rates.

Sedlak A.J., Finkelhor D., and 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., and 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., and Plumley A.H. (2017).

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

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

Responsive survey designs for reducing nonresponse bias.

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

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

Berktold J., Brady T.J., Brick J.M., Sonnefeld J., Gaddes R., and Bartenfeld T. (2016).

Expanding the reach of evidence-based self-management education and physical activity interventions: Results of a cross-site evaluation of state health departments.

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

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

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

Nonresponse adjustments with misspecified models in stratified designs.

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

Single-phase mail survey designs for rare population subgroups.

Brick J.M. (2015).

Compositional model inference.

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

Methodological considerations for a new household panel survey.

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

Allocation for dual frame telephone surveys with nonresponse.

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