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Stephen M. Smith

Senior Vice President
Health Sciences
Phone: (312) 759-4023

Stephen M. Smith is Senior Vice President of Health Sciences at NORC. Smith brings more than 25 years of experience in statistical methods, survey design and implementation, collection of biomarker data and health care research. He provides oversight and direction for the 60 staff and over $20 million per year of research projects housed in the Health Care Research department. Mr. Smith also serves as NORC’s corporate oversight and data collection expert for the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP), a project led by the Principal Investigator Linda Waite, Ph.D., at the University of Chicago that is breaking new ground in collection of biomarkers using field interviewers and assessing sensitive topics associated with social life among older Americans.

In his 16 years at NORC, Smith has served as Project Director on a range of health care and public health studies including the Hospital CAHPS survey of Patient Perceptions of Health Care Delivery (HCAHPS), a survey of Medicaid beneficiaries for an evaluation of Medicaid Health Insurance Flexibility Account Waivers, the Air Force Health Study, the Hanford Community Health Project, and the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS) which was awarded the 2005 Policy Impact Award by the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).

Prior to joining NORC, Smith spent several years conducting social research as a Senior Social Survey Officer in England’s Office of National Statistics (ONS). At ONS he worked on the Labor Force Survey, Census Validation Study, and a study on Electoral Registration.

Smith has co-authored papers that have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, Journal of Health Promotion Practice, Health Services Research, Journal of Gerontology, Field Methods, and the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. He is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and has been a regular presenter at AAPOR’s Annual Conference. He is also a member of AcademyHealth.

Stephen M. Smith

Senior Vice President
Health Sciences
(312) 759-4023

Stephen M. Smith is Senior Vice President of Health Sciences at NORC. Smith brings more than 25 years of experience in statistical methods, survey design and implementation, collection of biomarker data and health care research. He provides oversight and direction for the 60 staff and over $20 million per year of research projects housed in the Health Care Research department. Mr. Smith also serves as NORC’s corporate oversight and data collection expert for the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP), a project led by the Principal Investigator Linda Waite, Ph.D., at the University of Chicago that is breaking new ground in collection of biomarkers using field interviewers and assessing sensitive topics associated with social life among older Americans.

In his 16 years at NORC, Smith has served as Project Director on a range of health care and public health studies including the Hospital CAHPS survey of Patient Perceptions of Health Care Delivery (HCAHPS), a survey of Medicaid beneficiaries for an evaluation of Medicaid Health Insurance Flexibility Account Waivers, the Air Force Health Study, the Hanford Community Health Project, and the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS) which was awarded the 2005 Policy Impact Award by the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).

Prior to joining NORC, Smith spent several years conducting social research as a Senior Social Survey Officer in England’s Office of National Statistics (ONS). At ONS he worked on the Labor Force Survey, Census Validation Study, and a study on Electoral Registration.

Smith has co-authored papers that have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, Journal of Health Promotion Practice, Health Services Research, Journal of Gerontology, Field Methods, and the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. He is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and has been a regular presenter at AAPOR’s Annual Conference. He is also a member of AcademyHealth.

Micah Sjoblom

Vice President
Health Care
Phone: (312) 759-4028

Micah Sjoblom is an Associate Director in the Health Care department at NORC. He has responsibilities for collaborating with department leadership regarding administrative needs including staffing, business development and financial management. In addition to his department level administrative role, he directs and coordinates large complex data collection projects for various Federal clients. He is also a member of NORC’s Institutional Review Board.

Sjoblom has more than 19 years of experience working in research and survey management, with particular expertise in the management of large-scale cross-sectional and panel surveys utilizing multiple-mode technical solutions for data collection. Sjoblom’s responsibilities include the development and implementation of project management tools and indicators, training and oversight programs for large data collection teams (> 150 staff), and the utilization of measurement techniques pertaining to the implementation and assessment of quality controls, process improvement and deliverables.

At NORC, Sjoblom has led activities on several national surveys including data collection efforts for programs funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Agency for Children and Families, and the U.S. Census Bureau. He currently serves as the Associate Project Director for Field Data Collection on the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, a continuous, multipurpose survey of a nationally representative sample of the Medicare population conducted for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Sjoblom also serves as the Associate Project Director for the 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances which collects detailed information on the assets, liabilities and demographic characteristics of U.S. households sponsored by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Sjoblom also plays a critical role in the development of effective teams and promotion of knowledge-sharing across operations management and functional teams within NORC.

Micah Sjoblom

Vice President
Health Care
(312) 759-4028

Micah Sjoblom is an Associate Director in the Health Care department at NORC. He has responsibilities for collaborating with department leadership regarding administrative needs including staffing, business development and financial management. In addition to his department level administrative role, he directs and coordinates large complex data collection projects for various Federal clients. He is also a member of NORC’s Institutional Review Board.

Sjoblom has more than 19 years of experience working in research and survey management, with particular expertise in the management of large-scale cross-sectional and panel surveys utilizing multiple-mode technical solutions for data collection. Sjoblom’s responsibilities include the development and implementation of project management tools and indicators, training and oversight programs for large data collection teams (> 150 staff), and the utilization of measurement techniques pertaining to the implementation and assessment of quality controls, process improvement and deliverables.

At NORC, Sjoblom has led activities on several national surveys including data collection efforts for programs funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Agency for Children and Families, and the U.S. Census Bureau. He currently serves as the Associate Project Director for Field Data Collection on the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, a continuous, multipurpose survey of a nationally representative sample of the Medicare population conducted for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Sjoblom also serves as the Associate Project Director for the 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances which collects detailed information on the assets, liabilities and demographic characteristics of U.S. households sponsored by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Sjoblom also plays a critical role in the development of effective teams and promotion of knowledge-sharing across operations management and functional teams within NORC.

Caroline Pearson

Senior Vice President
Health Care
Phone: (312) 325-2552

Caroline Pearson is a senior vice president at NORC at the University of Chicago. In this role, she generates insights for a diverse set of stakeholders by applying NORC’s rigorous analytics and research capabilities, innovative solutions, and deep subject-matter expertise to critical topics in health care.

Before joining NORC, Pearson spent 14 years at Avalere Health, where she worked with Fortune 500 health care companies, associations, investors, and patient groups to solve complex business and policy problems. In her role as the Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy, Pearson oversaw consulting services and syndicated products. She also led the strategic communications team, including media relations, published research, and content marketing.

Pearson, a nationally-recognized expert on public and private health insurance coverage, is regularly quoted in national and trade press and is a frequent keynote speaker for audiences seeking to understand the health policy landscape. In 2017, Pearson presented at a governors-only session for the National Governors Association on the impact of proposed federal Medicaid reforms. Her other areas of subject matter expertise include Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, prescription drugs, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and health disparities.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in Government.

Caroline Pearson

Senior Vice President
Health Care
(312) 325-2552

Caroline Pearson is a senior vice president at NORC at the University of Chicago. In this role, she generates insights for a diverse set of stakeholders by applying NORC’s rigorous analytics and research capabilities, innovative solutions, and deep subject-matter expertise to critical topics in health care.

Before joining NORC, Pearson spent 14 years at Avalere Health, where she worked with Fortune 500 health care companies, associations, investors, and patient groups to solve complex business and policy problems. In her role as the Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy, Pearson oversaw consulting services and syndicated products. She also led the strategic communications team, including media relations, published research, and content marketing.

Pearson, a nationally-recognized expert on public and private health insurance coverage, is regularly quoted in national and trade press and is a frequent keynote speaker for audiences seeking to understand the health policy landscape. In 2017, Pearson presented at a governors-only session for the National Governors Association on the impact of proposed federal Medicaid reforms. Her other areas of subject matter expertise include Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, prescription drugs, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and health disparities.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in Government.

Caitlin Carroll Oppenheimer

Senior Vice President
Public Health
Phone: (301) 634-9344

Caitlin Carroll Oppenheimer is senior vice president of Public Health at NORC. Oppenheimer brings more 25 years of experience conducting research and providing support to federal and non-federal clients. She provides oversight and direction to the 80 staff and over $40 million per year of research projects housed in the Public Health Department. She also leads a multi-year project for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s Office of Minority Health to provide research, evaluation, and communications support in support of the reducing health disparities the Medicare population.

Oppenheimer also directs a project for the HHS Office of Women’s Health to provide evaluation support broadly as well as conduct cross-site evaluations of several research portfolios. She has expertise in strategy and planning as well as evaluation research including qualitative data collection, establishment surveys, and evaluation of program data.

Prior to joining NORC, Oppenheimer was a senior associate at The Lewin Group and an analyst at Partnership for Prevention. She is an established health services researcher with several peer-reviewed publications including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Emergency Nursing, and Annals of Family Medicine. She is a member of the American Public Health Association.

Caitlin Carroll Oppenheimer

Senior Vice President
Public Health
(301) 634-9344

Caitlin Carroll Oppenheimer is senior vice president of Public Health at NORC. Oppenheimer brings more 25 years of experience conducting research and providing support to federal and non-federal clients. She provides oversight and direction to the 80 staff and over $40 million per year of research projects housed in the Public Health Department. She also leads a multi-year project for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s Office of Minority Health to provide research, evaluation, and communications support in support of the reducing health disparities the Medicare population.

Oppenheimer also directs a project for the HHS Office of Women’s Health to provide evaluation support broadly as well as conduct cross-site evaluations of several research portfolios. She has expertise in strategy and planning as well as evaluation research including qualitative data collection, establishment surveys, and evaluation of program data.

Prior to joining NORC, Oppenheimer was a senior associate at The Lewin Group and an analyst at Partnership for Prevention. She is an established health services researcher with several peer-reviewed publications including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Emergency Nursing, and Annals of Family Medicine. She is a member of the American Public Health Association.

Adil Moiduddin

Senior Vice President
Health Care
Phone: (301) 634-9419

Adil Moiduddin is a Vice President working on issues at the intersection of health care and public health. Moiduddin works closely with NORC’s Executive Vice President for Research on business development and strategic initiatives related to health data, programs and policy. Moiduddin has 18 years of experience in health services research, consulting and program evaluation. He has extensive knowledge of federal and state programs to support health care financing and delivery with particular expertise in the health care safety net and health IT programs.

He also directs a multi-million dollar evaluation of 18 Health Care Innovation Awards (HCIAs) funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. These are projects led by community providers and other stakeholders aiming to improve health care quality, control health care costs and raise overall health. The interventions foster integration and communication across health care settings and help patients access health education, behavioral health and social support resources. Each project focuses on a population with conditions (e.g., diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease) that drive morbidity, mortality and health care costs in the United States.

The evaluation includes analysis of Medicare, Medicaid and private sector administrative data documenting cost and health care utilization. These analyses use a difference-in-difference or two cohort longitudinal design depending on availability of data, sample size and comparison group options. Moiduddin is also leading dozens of in-person structured interviews and focus groups with HCIA providers, community-based stakeholders, administrators, patients and caregivers.

Moiduddin directs smaller projects assessing population health interventions involving collaboration between health care providers, public health agencies and community-based organizations. He recently completed an evaluation of the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Program (SHARP) for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and a Congressionally-mandated report on the use of health IT to address the needs of communities experience health disparities for the same office. He also recently completed a project using data from the National Center for Health Statistics to assess differences in primary care visits between federally funded health centers and other providers. The study also looks at variation between primary care visits led by nurse practitioners and physician assistants compared to those led by physicians.

In addition to the funders mentioned above, during his career at NORC, Moiduddin has directed projects for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Congressional Research Service and many Agencies and offices within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) including the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Prior to coming to NORC, Moiduddin was a consultant for the Lewin Group. At Lewin, he conducted strategic planning, program evaluation and market analysis projects for government Agencies, biotechnology firms, and health care associations. He also served as an Analyst at ASPE’s Division of Health Policy. At ASPE he helped coordinate research activities across HHS and design the first ever national evaluation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Moiduddin regularly presents his work at academic conferences including those sponsored by AcademyHealth, the American Public Health Association the American Medical Informatics Association, the Health Information Management Systems Society, and others. He has authored dozens of reports, white papers, peer reviewed articles, and book chapters. He is a member of AcademyHealth, the American Public Health Association and the American Evaluation Association. He serves as a peer-reviewer for the American Journal of Managed Care, the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management and Health Services Research.

Adil Moiduddin

Senior Vice President
Health Care
(301) 634-9419

Adil Moiduddin is a Vice President working on issues at the intersection of health care and public health. Moiduddin works closely with NORC’s Executive Vice President for Research on business development and strategic initiatives related to health data, programs and policy. Moiduddin has 18 years of experience in health services research, consulting and program evaluation. He has extensive knowledge of federal and state programs to support health care financing and delivery with particular expertise in the health care safety net and health IT programs.

He also directs a multi-million dollar evaluation of 18 Health Care Innovation Awards (HCIAs) funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. These are projects led by community providers and other stakeholders aiming to improve health care quality, control health care costs and raise overall health. The interventions foster integration and communication across health care settings and help patients access health education, behavioral health and social support resources. Each project focuses on a population with conditions (e.g., diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease) that drive morbidity, mortality and health care costs in the United States.

The evaluation includes analysis of Medicare, Medicaid and private sector administrative data documenting cost and health care utilization. These analyses use a difference-in-difference or two cohort longitudinal design depending on availability of data, sample size and comparison group options. Moiduddin is also leading dozens of in-person structured interviews and focus groups with HCIA providers, community-based stakeholders, administrators, patients and caregivers.

Moiduddin directs smaller projects assessing population health interventions involving collaboration between health care providers, public health agencies and community-based organizations. He recently completed an evaluation of the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Program (SHARP) for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and a Congressionally-mandated report on the use of health IT to address the needs of communities experience health disparities for the same office. He also recently completed a project using data from the National Center for Health Statistics to assess differences in primary care visits between federally funded health centers and other providers. The study also looks at variation between primary care visits led by nurse practitioners and physician assistants compared to those led by physicians.

In addition to the funders mentioned above, during his career at NORC, Moiduddin has directed projects for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Congressional Research Service and many Agencies and offices within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) including the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Prior to coming to NORC, Moiduddin was a consultant for the Lewin Group. At Lewin, he conducted strategic planning, program evaluation and market analysis projects for government Agencies, biotechnology firms, and health care associations. He also served as an Analyst at ASPE’s Division of Health Policy. At ASPE he helped coordinate research activities across HHS and design the first ever national evaluation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Moiduddin regularly presents his work at academic conferences including those sponsored by AcademyHealth, the American Public Health Association the American Medical Informatics Association, the Health Information Management Systems Society, and others. He has authored dozens of reports, white papers, peer reviewed articles, and book chapters. He is a member of AcademyHealth, the American Public Health Association and the American Evaluation Association. He serves as a peer-reviewer for the American Journal of Managed Care, the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management and Health Services Research.