Lorrie Schmid, Ph.D., serves as Lead, Data and Analysis for the Applied Research and Evaluation group at the Social Science Research Institute. She is dedicated to providing expertise in quantitative methods, focused on data collection and measurement issues, data management, statistical data analysis, and both academic and applied dissemination of the results. Her work has focused on education and human development and using best practices in quantitative methodology to answer the diverse research questions from partnerships with individuals and groups through Duke University and Duke Health System. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the College of Wooster (OH), a Certificate in Survey Methods from and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.