Joe Eyerman, PhD, is a senior research methodologist and the director of the RTI Health Security Program, with more than 16 years of professional experience in the statistical modeling of social behavior and managing data collection and analysis projects. His substantive interest is in the formal and statistical modeling of the decision processes related to political behavior, terrorism, and international conflict. His recent methodological work has focused on the relationship between the data collection process and error in population estimates on a variety of bioterrorism, public health, and surveillance studies.
Dr. Eyerman has conducted methodological studies to investigate ways to improve data quality and has conducted studies of survey nonresponse. He is an experienced project manager, survey methodologist, and data analyst. In addition to his work at RTI, Dr. Eyerman teaches graduate courses on research methods, terrorism, and political violence at North Carolina State University.