Zeina Mneimneh is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Survey Methodology Program and the Director of the International Survey Unit within the Survey Research Center, University of Michigan. She is also an affiliated Assistant Research Professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and the director of the Data Collection Coordinating Center that supports the design and implementation of national mental health surveys in more than 35 countries. Dr. Mneimneh has published more than 35 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Her research investigates factors affecting the reporting of sensitive information including interviewer, respondent, and question characteristics, and contextual factors related to culture and the interview setting. Her recent work examines the use of paradata to monitor interviewer behavior and the use of social media data for social science research.
Kristen Cibelli Hibben (Ph.D) is a Senior Research Associate in the International Unit within the Survey Research Center. She received her PhD in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan and her Masters of Science degree from the Joint Program in Survey Methodology from the University of Maryland at College Park. She has authored and co-authored numerous invited book chapters and journal articles, and has contributed extensively to the Cross-cultural Survey Guidelines, an online resource for the design and implementation of international, multinational, multiregional, and multicultural surveys, and has conducted an external quality assessment for a large 3MC survey. Prior to her graduate studies and work in survey research, Kristen worked in the area of international human rights. This work involved working with a variety of partners including truth commissions, human rights commissions, the United Nations and numerous non-governmental organizations on the collection, management and analysis of data about human rights abuses in countries including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Thailand (for Burma). Kristen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations with a certificate in Peace and Justice Studies from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
Julie de Jong (M.S.) is a Survey Methodologist in the International Unit within the Survey Research Center, and holds a Master’s Degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan. She has managed numerous mono-country surveys as well as several large cross-cultural surveys, with a focus on promoting survey research best practices, specifically in countries with limited survey research capacity and infrastructure. She has authored and co-authored numerous invited book chapters and journal articles, has conducted an external quality assessment for a large 3MC survey, and has contributed extensively to the Cross-cultural Survey Guidelines, an online resource for the design and implementation of international, multinational, multiregional, and multicultural surveys. She has also conducted complex analyses and co-authored several publications examining measurement error resulting from both interviewers and the interview setting in cross-national surveys.