Meet the Team
Mary McEniry is the director of Data Sharing for Demographic Research. Mary joined ICPSR in October 2011, from the University of Wisconsin, where she has been an Associate Scientist in the Department of Sociology, the Center for Demography and Ecology, and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging. Mary's PhD is in Industrial Engineering, but she has established herself in a new career in population studies. She worked with Alberto Palloni on the Puerto Rico Elderly: Health Conditions project, designing anthropometric measures and testing survey instruments. For the last five years, her work has focused on "Early life influences on elderly health in the developing world" with support from a K25 award from NIA. As part of that project, she compiled a cross national database using large data sets from around the world.
Mary brings to DSDR her experience as an active researcher, who has participated on a large, complex data analysis project, as well as her recent work in harmonizing data across surveys conducted in different countries. She also brings strong skills in statistics from both her operations research training and her recent work in analyzing longitudinal data on the long-term effects of early life conditions. We are also delighted that Mary has many ties to Latin America, where she lived for a number of years. She plans to seek out research data in Latin America, and ICPSR is looking forward to developing closer ties to scholars and universities in the region that will come from these efforts.
Tannaz Sabet serves as the Project Manager on the DSDR project. Tannaz has been with ICPSR since 2001, when she was responsible for processing old and complex datasets for the International Archive of Education Data (IAED). She also has experience with processing and disseminating complex datasets for several of the ICPSR archives. She also served as a research associate with the National Addition and HIV Data Archive Program, where she evaluated and processed data, provided outreach and technical support, and supervised and monitored research technicians. She holds a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago.
Tom Pavone serves as Research Technician Senior at DSDR and is responsible for processing the majority of DSDR-archived studies. Tom first came to ICPSR in 2010 as a summer intern in the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), where he returned in the spring of 2011 to work part-time. He is also a 2011 winner of ICPSR's undergraduate research paper competition. Tom holds a master's degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.
Joseph Lindblad serves as a Research Assistant at DSDR. A native of Connecticut, he is currently a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in political science and minoring in Chinese language. His academic interests include international security dilemmas, nonproliferation, and China-United States relations. He is excited to gain further experience with statistical software and quantitative methods at ICPSR.
John Yim joined DSDR in October of 2012 and currently serves as a Research Assistant for the project. He is a sophomore at the University of Michigan, where he is pursuing a double major in Political Science and International Relations. John hopes to eventually work abroad, with a particular focus on promoting educational reform and sustainability in East African countries.