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Zachary Seeskin

Pronouns: He/Him

Senior Statistician
Zach is an expert in sample design, estimation, and data analysis for government and public interest surveys.

Zach is a senior statistician with NORC at the University of Chicago, where he works on sample design, estimation, and data analysis for government and public interest surveys.

Zach contributes to weighting, total survey error analysis, small area estimation, imputation, and adaptive design for such surveys as the National Immunization Survey, the General Social Survey, the Survey of Doctorate Recipients, and Jewish community studies. Additionally, Zach’s expertise includes analyzing administrative data quality and combining data sources for evidence-building, topics on which he has published research in the Statistical Journal of the International Association of Official Statistics and the International Journal of Population Data Science. He has led development of tools to support researchers with evaluating data quality of non-survey data sources.  

Zach further serves as an adjunct faculty member with Northwestern University's School of Professional Studies, teaching in the Public Policy and Administration program. He serves on the American Association for Public Opinion Research’s Standards Committee.



Northwestern University


Northwestern University


Brandeis University

Appointments & Affiliations


Northwestern University, Master’s in Public Policy and Public Administration Program

Committee Member

AAPOR Standards Committee

Committee Member

AAPOR Transparency Initiative Coordinating Committee

Honors & Awards

Dissertation Fellow | 2016

U.S. Census Bureau

Project Contributions

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

The General Social Survey

The most rigorous, widely used data on the attitudes, opinions, and behaviors of the American public


The National Science Foundation