Steven G. Heeringa, Ph.D.
Dr. Steven G. Heeringa is a Research Scientist and the Director of the Statistical Design Group at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR) where he oversees statistical design and population-based studies in the social sciences, education, demography, public health and medicine. Steve has a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan and is a specialist in statistical design and analysis for studies of human and animal populations. He has over twenty-five years of statistical sampling experience, directing the development of the ISR National Sample design as well as sample designs for ISR's major longitudinal and cross-sectional survey programs. During this period he has been actively involved in research and publication on statistical methods and procedures such as weighting, variance estimation and the imputation of missing data that are required in the analysis of sample survey data. He is an advisor to panels of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Since 2000, Steve has served as an ad hoc member of more than 10 EPA Scientific Review panels. He has been a teacher of survey sampling methods to US and international students and has served as a sample design consultant to a wide variety of international research programs based in countries such as: Russia, the Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, India, Nepal, China, Iran, Chile and Egypt.