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.
Andrew Proctor joined DSDR and ICPSR in August 2013, after completing his MA in Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. He has a BA in Political Science and Sociology from Ohio State University. Andrew is responsible for processing DSDR-archived studies and supervising research assistants. He is also responsible for approving applications for restricted data. He comes to DSDR as a competent user of Stata and R but is enjoying learning new statistical packages. In his spare time, Andrew loves watching Buckeye football, reading about politics, and hanging out with his dog Dexter.
Yishi Wang has been a Research Assistant at DSDR since September of 2013. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2012 with Bachelor's degrees in both Program in the Environment (an interdisciplinary Environmental Studies concentration) and German Language and Literature. She recently returned from a rewarding year as a Fulbright scholar in Essen, Germany, where she taught English at a girls' secondary school, took history courses at the University of Düsseldorf, and pursued her love for all things German. Yishi brings her varied international experiences and her passion for learning to the Data Sharing for Demographic Research archive, and is excited to contribute to DSDR as she gains further experience with data, quantitative methods and statistical software.
Suzanne (Sue) Hodge joined ICPSR in 2004 and served in the User Support and Instructional Resources units before joining DSDR. She is responsible for reviewing applications for restricted-use data and providing expertise in linking the DSDR project with other relevant projects within ICPSR and enhancing DSDR's public image through electronic media. Sue is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Wayne State University. Her dissertation is a report of the 2014 Survey of American's Attitudes on Homelessness with Mary Cay Sengstock as Committee Chair and Paul Toro as Research Supervisor.