Assistant Director of Survey Research and Developmentjwilliams3@unc.edu
Jessica Williams is the Assistant Director of Survey Research and Development at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She provides consultation to students, faculty, and staff on designing and managing survey research projects.
Prior to joining the Odum Institute, Ms. Williams was a Research Survey Scientist and Administrative Manager in the Public Health and Clinical Research program within RTI International’s Survey Research Division for over 13 years. She received her M.A. in Sociology at Fayetteville State University while working as the Survey Research Center Coordinator at Fayetteville State’s Research Center for Health Disparities. She received her B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies from UNC Chapel Hill.
Ms. Williams offers expertise in quantitative and qualitative modes of data collection including web, mail, CATI, CAPI, paper, SMS/MMS text messaging, cognitive interviews, focus groups, record abstraction, and mixed mode methodologies. She has worked extensively managing survey research projects for federal and state government agencies, universities, private organizations, and foundations.
Jessica is available to provide consulting and support in the following areas:
- Survey research design and implementation
- Developing data collection protocols and procedures
- Hard to reach populations
- Sensitive topic research
- Project management
- Proposal support