Anna Wiencrot is a Senior Research Director in the Health Sciences Department at NORC at the University of Chicago. Wiencrot is currently the Project Director for the Maternal and Child Health Jurisdictional Survey (JMCH), a survey to collect key maternal and child health indicators in the eight U.S. jurisdictions (American Samoa, Palau, Guam, US Virgin Islands, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Federated States of Micronesia). She is also the Associate Project Director of the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project (NSHAP) a longitudinal study that integrates survey and biomeasure data collection to examine health and social relationships of older adults. She has extensive experience in data collection training and management.
During her time at NORC, Wiencrot has worked on a variety of projects, specializing in field data collection. For these projects, she oversaw training and data collection, including developing training and data collection plans, materials, and monitoring reports, as well as managed the field work. Prior projects include: the Kentucky HEALTH Survey, the National Children's Study (NCS), and the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS). She has co-authored papers and presentation on data collection topics such as household screening, training, and gaining cooperation.
Wiencrot is actively involved in the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), having served on the Executive Council as both the Education Chair and Membership and Chapter Relations Chair.