Micah Sjoblom is a vice president in the Health Care department at NORC. He has responsibilities for collaborating with department leadership to facilitate and direct department functions including recruitment and staffing, business development and financial management. In addition to his department leadership role, he directs and leads large complex quantitative survey research for government clients at the federal, state and local level. He currently serves as the Chair of NORC's Institutional Review Board.
Sjoblom has more than 25 years of experience working in research and survey management, with particular expertise in the management of large-scale cross-sectional and panel surveys utilizing responsive design and multimode technical solutions for data collection. Sjoblom's responsibilities include the development and implementation of project management tools and indicators; training and oversight programs for large data collection teams (> 150 staff); and measurement techniques pertaining to the assessment of quality control and process improvement across tasks, key milestones, and deliverables.
At NORC, Sjoblom has led activities on several national surveys including data collection efforts for programs funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Agency for Children and Families, and the U.S. Census Bureau. He currently serves as the Director for Field Operations for the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, a continuous, multipurpose survey of a nationally representative sample of the Medicare population conducted for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. For over 18 years, Sjoblom has worked on the Survey of Consumer Finances, currently serving as Senior Advisor. Sponsored by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Survey of Consumer Finances collects detailed measures of wealth including information on the assets, liabilities and demographic characteristics of U.S. households.
Sjoblom also plays a critical role in the development of effective teams and promotion of knowledge-sharing across operations management and functional groups within NORC. This includes building internal and external partnerships with experts and staff to design effective and responsive operations while also cultivating opportunities for staff growth and exploration during the development of innovative solutions. An example of this collaborative exchange, Sjoblom served as project director for NORC’s role in the Chicago COVID Contact Tracing Corps, leading a team of Resource Navigators trained to provide critical services and resources to Chicago residents in need during the pandemic.