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Becky Reimer

Pronouns: She/Her

Senior Data Scientist
Becky specializes in leading complex analyses, conducting feasibility studies, and optimizing data processing.

Becky is a senior data scientist in NORC’s Health Care Programs department. She has over 20 years of research and analytics experience, covering a wide range of analytic techniques and research methodologies.

Becky is well-versed in managing complex data collection operations across multiple modes, spanning small- and large-scale telephone, web, in-person, mail-based, and multimode projects conducted for the federal government, private foundations, and other clients.

Becky currently focuses on methodological research, operational innovations, and analytics for two large-scale projects: the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), a national, longitudinal survey of Medicare beneficiaries, and the Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP), a national resource of encounter-level healthcare data including the largest collection of longitudinal hospital care data in the United States. She previously managed a variety of survey projects related to public opinion and public policy within The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, most recently focusing on aging and retirement, long-term care, legal needs, and election polling. She also worked in an analytic capacity on the National Immunization Surveys (NIS).

Prior to joining NORC, Becky managed data collection, data cleaning, and data processing efforts in survey research roles at Harvard University’s Office of Instructional Research and Evaluation, the Center for Survey Research at UMass Boston, and Zagat Survey.

Project Contributions

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

The nation’s most comprehensive source of hospital care data


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS)

The most comprehensive source of data on Medicare spending and the evolving needs of beneficiaries


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) COVID-19 Supplements

The only pandemic surveys focused on the Medicare population


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

National Immunization Surveys (NIS)

One of the nation’s largest phone surveys and the gold standard for data on U.S. immunization rates


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Resilience in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy

AP-NORC Center surveyed Americans about disaster preparation and recovery after the 2012 disaster


The Associated Press

The Long-Term Care Poll

A series of studies on long-term care and aging in America


The SCAN Foundation

The Lower-Wage Workforce: Employer and Worker Perspectives

A two-part study of how lower-wage workers and employers think about jobs and opportunities


The Associated Press

The Media Insight Project

Examine the public’s consumption of and attitudes toward media and journalism


American Press Institute