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Meet the Team

Principal Investigator

John E. Marcotte

John E. Marcotte

John E. Marcotte is the director of Data Sharing for Demographic Research.

Co-Investigators

Data Curation Team

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The ICPSR/DSDR Data Curation Team includes Mitchell Meyle, Meghan Jacobs, Doctor Ashe and Michael Shove. Together they have approximately 25 years of data curation experience. Mike has been with ICPSR since 2000 and oversees the DSDR data curation process. Doctor has been with ICPSR since 2008 and supervises the day-to-day curation activities. Meghan, with ICPSR since 2012, and Mitch, with ICPSR since 2015, provide the "hands-on" processing power for the curation process.

Pictured (left to right): Mike Shove, Doctor Ashe, Mitchell Meyle, and Meghan Jacobs.

Project Assistants

Luojiao Shen

Luojiao Shen

Luojiao Shen joined DSDR as a Research Assistant in March of 2014. She is a second year Master's student in Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics at the University of Michigan. She has a passion for data analysis and a strong background in statistics. Her main responsibility at DSDR is building statistical models to analyze the potential factors and explain the relationship between variables. At DSDR, Luojiao has worked on the study "How to Measure the Value of Research Data," during which she gained valuable data processing and quantitative analysis experience.

Colleen Smythe

Colleen Smythe

Colleen Smythe joined DSDR as a Research Assistant in May 2014, shortly after graduating from the University of Michigan with a BA in Sociology. She earned Highest Honors for her senior thesis about the adult siblings of people with Down syndrome, and this work reinforced her love of qualitative research. However, she also came to ICPSR with strong quantitative skills, and she is enjoying learning about survey data collection and processing. She eventually hopes to pursue either law school or a Ph.D. in sociology. Her main responsibilities at DSDR are processing studies for release and reviewing applications for restricted data.

Xiaoxue Song

Xiaoxue Song

Xiaoxue Song has been a Research Assistant at DSDR since May of 2014. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a Master's degree in Applied Economics. She enjoys applying her economics knowledge and statistical skills in her work at DSDR. During her time with the project, Xiaoxue has developed an interest in population science, health, and quantitative analysis. She eventually hopes to pursue either a career in social science research or a Ph.D. in economics. Her main responsibility at DSDR is evaluating the archive's data usage statistics.

Michelle Fedorowicz

Michelle Fedorowicz

Michelle Fedorowicz joined the DSDR as a Research Assistant in December 2014. She is currently a senior at the University of Michigan completing her degree in Sociology and Medical Anthropology. She is writing her honors thesis on how college-aged women of different races form their body image. Her main responsibilities at DSDR include staying up to date on research that looks at the intersection of genetic and social science. She eventually hopes to pursue an MD/MPH and work as a pediatrician.

Stefanie Skulsky

Stefanie Skulsky

Stefanie Skulsky joined DSDR as a Research Assistant in December 2014. She is a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Sociology with a minor in Crime and Justice. After graduating this May, she will be attending law school in the fall to pursue a career in family law. Stefanie has worked on research projects for the Institute of Social Research as well as for the Michigan Poverty Law Program. Her main responsibilities at DSDR have been assisting with renovating the website and working on a data harmonization project on child obesity.