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Christopher Scott

Pronouns: He/Him

Senior Research Director
Chris has extensive project management experience specializing in large-scale phone and multi-mode surveys.

Chris is a Senior Research Director with over 10 years of experience focusing primarily on criminal justice and public health research. Chris is well-rehearsed in managing and contributing to a wide range of research projects involving multiple methods of data collection. Data collection modes include web surveys, telephone surveys, self-administered paper surveys, and program evaluations.

Chris currently serves as a manager of the National Immunization Survey (NIS), funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which provides ongoing surveillance of immunization coverage for children and teenagers in the U.S. via one of the largest random-digit dialing (RDD) surveys. He also directs the Criminal History Record Assessment and Research Program (CHRARP), funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, which processes and standardizes criminal history records to effectively study recidivism.

In addition to his NIS and CHRARP work, Chris has experience directing in-person data collection efforts and surveying vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations through a multi-mode approach. His experience across criminal justice and public health research provides Chris with a unique perspective on social science research.

Prior to his time at NORC, Chris worked for four years at the Arizona State School of Criminology and Criminal Justice as a teaching and research assistant. 

Project Contributions

Facilitating Criminal Records Analysis

NORC helps researchers study recidivism at a lower cost with more accuracy and greater efficiency


Bureau of Justice Statistics

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