Beverly A. Weidmer

Survey Director
Santa Monica Office

Education

M.A. in Latin American studies, University of Texas, Austin

Overview

Beverly Weidmer Ocampo is a survey director in the Survey Research Group at RAND and is the deputy survey director for the Healthy Passages Study. She has over 15 years experience in both quantitative and qualitative survey research methodology, has worked on numerous studies focusing on racial and ethnic inequalities in health outcomes, and has considerable experience in working with immigrant and minority populations. She is experienced in issues and problems in conducting multi-cultural research both in the U.S. and abroad.

Ocampo maintains a close working relationship with the Los Angeles Unified School District, local schools, and teacher and parent groups to ensure that Center activities meet the needs of these groups. She facilitates communications with our school partners and works with the Dissemination Committee to disseminate useful findings and successful programs to schools. Ocampo also functions as the point person for cultural translation issues.

She is experienced in all aspects of survey design and management, survey operations, instrument design methods, and has special expertise in working with difficult-to-reach populations. She has considerable experience in managing school-based studies, including the California Class Size Reduction Study (which included surveys of school districts, principals, teachers and parents), the National Study to Assess the Quality of Vocational Education, the Santa Monica High School Condom Availability Program Evaluation Study, and the Break the Cycle Evaluation Study, (an evaluation of a program to reduce domestic and dating violence among Latino teenagers). She has an MA in Latin American studies from the University of Texas, Austin.

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