Robert Montgomery is a Principal Data Scientist in the Center for Excellence in Survey Research at NORC. For the last eight years he has also been the Manager of Sample Release and Monitoring for the National Immunization Survey and oversees a team of statisticians responsible for sampling, monitoring, response rates, contact methodology, and quality control.
Montgomery has more than 18 years of experience in statistical analysis, data science, and survey methodology. He has designed, implemented, and led teams of statisticians and programmers in large data delivery efforts for the NIS, Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH U.S.), the Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, the Survey of Small Business Finances, and others. He has also made extensive improvements to sample management practices for the NIS, REACH, the National Flu Survey, and other studies. He is an expert in cellphone sampling and methodology, telephone survey design, and calling rules.
Prior to NORC, Montgomery was a Statistical Analyst with the Gallup Organization. In this role he led the data delivery activities for several large federal surveys including the National Study of Post-Secondary Faculty. He also consulted with clients and performed data analysis in areas including market research, customer and employee engagement, education pricing, and program evaluation.
Montgomery's expertise includes predictive modeling, advanced analytics, machine learning, survey design optimization, statistical analysis, and advanced programming.
Montgomery has co-authored several publications and conference presentations on topics including data science, cell phone surveys, telephone sampling, survey response and non-response, and weighting.