Brian Kirchhoff is a senior research director with the International Programs department at NORC at the University of Chicago. In this capacity, he designs, plans, and manages data collections in a variety of countries and contexts around the globe.
Kirchhoff serves as survey director for a number of USAID evaluations. Several of these evaluations fall under USAID's Democracy Human Right and Governance: Learning, Evaluation and Research (DRG-LER) Activity and USAID's Reading and Access evaluations. Countries where Kirchhoff has led research projects for these USAID evaluations include Liberia, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, The West Bank, Nepal, and Cambodia. He is also currently serving as survey director for USAID's Feed the Future Zone of Influence Survey in Kenya and for Health and Human Services' Maternal and Child Health Jurisdictional surveys in the Pacific Basin and Caribbean regions.
Prior to joining NORC, Kirchhoff was a senior research analyst for D3 Systems where he conducted research for USAID, the Department of State, the Department of Defense, World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), BBC, Adam Smith International, and a variety of other international organizations in Afghanistan. He was also one of the first researchers to conduct population surveys in South Sudan after they gained independence in 2011. Prior to this, Kirchhoff was a consultant and project manager at Gallup where he worked primarily with U.S. Federal Government clients and served as the on-site consultant for the Department of Defense and the Department of State research in Baghdad, Iraq.