In this report, RAND researchers review survey methods, sample demographics, key findings, and policy implications from the 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey of active component service members.
Apr 28, 2021
Jennifer Hawes-Dawson (she/her) is an adjunct senior survey director in the RAND Survey Research Group (SRG) with more than 40 years experience managing primary data collection projects. She is experienced with all modes of quantitative and qualitative data collection: mail, telephone, face-to-face, and web surveys; computer-based interviewing methods (CAPI, A-CASI, CATI); focus groups; cognitive interviewing; case studies; record abstractions; neighborhood observations; anthropometric and clinical measurements; and educational testing. Since coming to RAND, she has managed more than 40 surveys with diverse military and civilian populations to support evaluations of school and community-based interventions and research on a variety of public policy issues for diverse clients. She has extensive survey expertise in the following areas: school-based data collection; surveying educators, military personnel, and military families; community-based participatory research (CBPR); conducting research with religious leaders and congregants; field data collection; and longitudinal/panel studies. Hawes-Dawson provides technical assistance and consultation on survey design and implementation issues as well as planning and proposal support to RAND researchers across departments. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Goucher College.
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