Josiane is a senior research methodologist in the Methodology & Quantitative Social Sciences department at NORC at the University of Chicago with expertise in study design, data quality, project management, data innovation, and healthcare policy research. She helps develop new tools and processes to leverage data for research and decision making and advises clients on identifying and sourcing various types of restricted and public-use data. She works with clients to develop appropriate research designs and leads efforts to improve data quality and documentation standards. She also manages projects from research design to data dissemination and trains and supervises project teams.
Josiane has extensive experience in data management of survey and administrative data and is skilled in secure data sourcing and data management systems. Additionally, she works with legal and technical teams to establish data-sharing agreements and ensure compliance with legal requirements for sensitive data. Josiane also manages business development and strategic initiatives to expand NORC’s capacity in both federal and commercial markets.
She has managed and overseen numerous projects at NORC including the recent “AHRQ Innovations in Physician, Physician Practice, and Social Determinants of Health Data” project. For this project, she managed all data outreach activities, including data acquisitions and negotiations with State, Federal and private data entities. Josiane authored reports that provided AHRQ with scenarios for strategic, cost-effective, and timely options for transforming the current prototype projects into federally led data development and data collection programs using administrative data sources.
Prior to her current role, she was Research and Program Coordinator at the Issam Fares Institute at the American University of Beirut, where she managed the regional public policy program Youth in the Arab World.
Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance Cross-System Evaluation
A first-of-its-kind evaluation to maximize the effectiveness of TTA provided to early childhood grantees