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Nola du Toit

Senior Research Methodologist & Data Visualization Specialist
Nola is a leading expert in data and information visualization.

Nola is a senior research methodologist in the Methodology & Quantitative Social Sciences department. She has a extensive experience in the analytic and visual design of data graphics, interactives, and infographics.

In her role as data visualization specialist, Nola creates data and information visualizations that shed light on analytical findings based on research conducted across any of NORC’s subject matter areas. Her work centers on exploring and illustrating concepts, ideas, and data across various areas of interest, including demography, family and life course, health, economics, education, and social policies, as well as the collaborative learning and teaching of data visualization methodologies, audience understanding and interpretation, design principles, and best practices.



Bowling Green State University


Middle Tennessee State University


Middle Tennessee State University

Honors & Awards

Data Viz Award | 2021

The Association of Public Data Users

Data Challenge | 2019

Joint Statistical Meetings, American Statistical Association

Project Contributions

Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS)

The most comprehensive source of data on Medicare spending and the evolving needs of beneficiaries


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services