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Quantitative Methodology Program at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

About QMP

The Quantitative Methodology Program (QMP) is an interdisciplinary research program at the Survey Research Center (SRC) of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan. QMP faculty develop innovative methods at the intersections of interventions science, social science, and statistical science. QMP also facilitates the training of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who will contribute in significant ways to the development of statistical methodology for the advancement of empirical social and behavioral sciences research. We are located on the second floor of the new wing of the ISR Thompson Street building.


A diverse set of research methodologists make up the QMP faculty. Click on a faculty member's name to link to their professional website:

Name Office
Daniel Almirall, PhD 2460
Susan A. Murphy, PhD 2448
Inbal Nahum-Shani, PhD 2456
Narayan Sastry, PhD 2491
Jeffrey Smith, PhD 2489
Hongwei Xu, PhD 2459
Yu Xie, PhD 2464

Collaborations and Projects

We work on the development and application of novel intervention and survey methods with collaborators within and outside of the University of Michigan. Our research is funded by various federal agencies and foundations. Click on a collaboration or project name to learn more about some of our projects:

Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K)
China Family Panel Studies
Health Minds Network
Kasari Lab for Interventions for Children with Autism
Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS)
Methodology Center
Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
Smithers Institute for Research on Workplace Alcoholism
Statistical Methods for Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions (JITAI)
Statistical Reinforcement Learning Laboratory

Contact Information

For more information about QMP, please contact one of our administrators:

Name Email Office
Rhonda Moats 2467
Kris Owens 2452

The QMP mailing address is:

 Quantitative Methodology Program (Bay 2450)
 Institute for Social Research
 426 Thompson Street
 University of Michigan
 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-2321

Quantitative Methodology Program at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan