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Kari Carris

Pronouns: She/Her

Vice President
Office of Business Development
Kari has expertise in client service, business development, and survey research methods to meet client needs for high-quality data and analyses.

Kari has spent over 20 years with NORC serving in various roles. She currently combines expertise in client service, business development, and health research in the capacity of Vice President of Research & Business Development.

Kari provides project leadership and methodological expertise to complex data collection and analysis projects for various federal agencies, foundations, and academic institutions. She leads multidisciplinary teams in the design, development, and delivery of complex survey data and analytic products used by policy makers and researchers in the public health, criminal justice, and mental health arenas. Her expertise spans a range of data collection methodologies and modes, having directed large- and small-scale telephone, in-person, web, mail, and multi-mode survey projects.

Kari also assists with the development and implementation of corporate initiatives and strategic approaches to grow, diversify, and enhance NORC's research and services portfolio. Her passion for business development coupled with her research expertise brings a unique perspective to NORC's Office of Business Development team.

Project Contributions

Surveys of Women

Tracking reproductive health access, contraceptive use, and abortion prevalence in nine states


Private foundation focused on education and health issues

The Indiana University Abortion Attitudes Project

A multi-year study aimed at developing and testing measures to assess abortion attitudes


Indiana University