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Andrea Mayfield

Pronouns: She/Her

Senior Research Director
Andrea has 10+ years of experience in public health research, focused on questionnaire design and testing, data collection operations, and project management.

Andrea is a senior research director in the Health Sciences department at NORC at the University of Chicago. She currently manages the survey content team for the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), a national multimode, longitudinal survey of Medicare beneficiaries. She serves as project manager for the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), the nation’s most comprehensive source of hospital care data, comprised of a family of databases, software tools, and products. She also manages a longitudinal survey studying chronic pain among older adults.

During her time at NORC, Andrea has worked on a variety of projects, specializing in survey design, multimode data collection, establishment surveys, and hard-to-reach populations. For these projects, she has managed questionnaire development, evaluation, testing, and documentation to ensure that emerging topics relevant to COVID-19, aging and health, and health equity are available to researchers and policy makers. She has also overseen data collection and conducted data cleaning and delivery. Prior projects include: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health across the U.S. (REACH U.S.) Risk Factor Survey, the National Immunization Survey, the National Children’s Study (NCS), and the First 5 LA Family Survey. She has co-authored papers and presentations on topics such as multimode survey design, MCBS COVID-19 data collection, and the use of administrative data to reduce burden in facility data collection.

Project Contributions

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

The nation’s most comprehensive source of hospital care data


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality