Services: International Unit

International Unit Faculty and Staff

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.

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.

Jennifer Kelley is a survey methodologist at the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center International Unit. She has worked on several large domestic and international surveys, specializing in questionnaire development, interviewer training, quality control and technology development. Jennifer is extensively involved with the international Comparative Survey Design Initiative (CSDI) and has contributed to the group’s Cross-cultural Survey Guidelines and the companion online short courses. She received her master’s degree in survey methodology from the University of Michigan and is currently working on her PhD in survey methodology at the University of Essex, United Kingdom. Her current research focuses on using paradata to monitor interviewer behavior and assess survey data quality.