Shannon is a senior research director in the Economics, Justice & Society department. She manages all aspects of data collection for complex field studies for government, academic, and non-profit institutions, including project design, instrument development, technical specifications, data delivery and reporting. She is focused on what data collection will look like in the post-COVID period and how project teams need to adapt to new realities.
Shannon specializes in coordinating and executing multi-mode, longitudinal efforts to collect data from vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations, particularly youth. These efforts include working with a variety of institutions including non-profit organizations, public health departments, school districts and elementary and secondary schools.
Shannon is currently part of the leadership team for the 2022 round of the Survey of Consumer Finances, the country’s preeminent data source on the financial situations of US households; manages data collection for the Head Start Connects Descriptive Study; and leads efforts to test the FDIC’s 2023 National Survey of Households and develop a national database on police use of force for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
University of Illinois at Chicago
opens in new tab"Gender Differences in Attitudes and Behaviors toward Condoms and Birth Control among Chicago Adolescents."
Journal Article | April 21, 2021
opens in new tab"An RCT of Dating Matters®: Effects on Teen Dating Violence and Relationship Behaviors."
Journal Article | June 25, 2019
opens in new tab"The Effect of Large Monetary Incentives on Survey Completion: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment with the Survey of Consumer Finances."
Journal Article | October 11, 2017
opens in new tab"Elusive Respondents: Target Interventions for Challenging Geographic 'Hot-Spots.'"
Journal Article | August 26, 2016
opens in new tab"Using Propensity Scores to Inform Respondent Incentive Escalation."
Journal Article | July 23, 2016
opens in new tab"Encouraging Early Participation in a Lengthy Survey that Collects Sensitive Personal Data: Do Large Monetary Incentives Make a Difference?"
Journal Article | July 26, 2015
opens in new tab"Feeling Thermometer."
Book | July 26, 2008
NORC Introduces Unique Center on Public Safety & Justice