Staff

The Human Rights Data Analysis Group is composed of a diverse group of board members, full-time staff, and consultants. Employing a multidisciplinary approach, we work with experts in the fields of computer science, software development, mathematical and applied statistics, and demography.

Megan Price, PhD

Executive Director
Designs strategies and methods for statistical analysis of human rights data for projects in a variety of locations including Guatemala, Colombia, and Syria.

Patrick Ball, PhD

Director of Research
More than twenty years of quantitative analysis for truth commissions, non-governmental organizations, international criminal tribunals, and United Nations missions.

Kristian Lum, PhD

Lead Statistician
Furthers the statistical methodology most commonly used by HRDAG—population estimation—with a particular emphasis on Bayesian methods and model averaging.

Suzanne Nathans

Administrative Manager
15 years of experience in non-profit administration. The “admin hub” for HRDAG, supporting Patrick and the rest of the team from the San Francisco office.

Christine Grillo

Communications
Directs the organization’s message through a variety of online outlets and monitors the social media landscape around HRDAG.

Advisory Board

As a nonprofit organization, our Advisory Board serves as our governing body. This board helps us to make decisions, keeps us on track with our mission and goals, and oversees the organization in legal and logistical matters.

David Banks, PhD

Professor, Statistical Science, Duke University
David Banks is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Statistical ...

Dinah PoKempner

General Counsel, Human Rights Watch
Dinah PoKempner guides Human Rights Watch in the development of its positions ...

Frank Schulenburg

Frank is the Executive Director at the Wiki Education Foundation, and he brings ...

Julie Broome

Julie Broome is the Director of London-based Ariadne, a network of European ...

Michael Bear Kleinman

Michael Bear Kleinman recently completed six years at Humanity United, most ...

Science Advisory Committee

Our Science Committee advises and supports us in statistical theory and by reviewing our reports. With a broad range of backgrounds and expertise, these committee members offer HRDAG many years’ worth of experience and insight.

Susan Hinkins, PhD

Senior Statistician, Statistics and Methodology, National Opinion Research Center (NORC)
As senior statistician at NORC, University of Chicago, Susan Hinkins is ...

Nicholas Jewell, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics & Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
Nicholas P. Jewell is Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at the Unive...

Jennifer Hoeting, PhD

Professor, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University
Jennifer A. Hoeting is a professor in the Department of Statistics at Colorado ...

Fritz Scheuren, PhD, MA

Senior Fellow and Vice President, National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Center for Excellence in Survey Research, University of Chicago
Fritz Scheuren’s notable work at NORC includes a landmark project resolving ...

Louis-Paul Rivest, PhD

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Université Laval
Louis-Paul Rivest is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statist...

Emeritus Advisors

Audrey Chapman

Professor of Community Medicine and Healthcare and the Healey Chair in Medical Humanities and Bioethics, University of Connecticut
Dr. Chapman began her professional career as a faculty member in the Political ...

Kim Keller

Executive Director, Keller Foundation
Kim has been the executive director of the David and Anita Keller Foundation ...

Human Rights Data Analysis Group

Amelia Hoover Green, PhD

Field Consultant
Amelia Hoover Green is a field consultant to HRDAG, an active blogger, and an ...

Andi Dixon

Policy Analyst
Andi’s work considers the use of data as evidence in the public policymaking process, focused on the contemporary history of data analytics in policing practices.

Anita Gohdes, PhD

Field Consultant
As a field consultant for HRDAG, Anita Gohdes has conducted research on ...

Ann Harrison, MS

Senior Science Writer
Ann Harrison has been working with HRDAG since 2006 when she became Communica...

Beatriz Vejarano, MSc

Field Consultant
Beatriz Vejarano has consulted with HRDAG in Colombia since 2006, and she has ...

Beka Steorts, PhD

Statistical Consultant
As a statistical consultant at HRDAG, Beka uses advanced data-analysis techni...

Christopher Dukich

Research Assistant
Christopher Dukich is a student at College of Wooster, where he plans to double ...

Claudia Carolina López Taks

Field Consultant
Carolina Lopéz has worked with the Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional ...

Daniel Guzmán

Statistical Consultant
As a statistical consultant for HRDAG since 2006, Daniel Guzmán has focused on ...

Gary Shapiro, MS

Statistical Consultant
Gary Shapiro has worked with HRDAG since about 2008, and he has spent most of ...

Herbert F. Spirer, PhD

Statistical Consultant
Herbert Spirer was a consultant in statistical science to HRDAG from its ...

James Johndrow, PhD

Statistical Consultant
James Johndrow earned his doctorate from the statistics department at Duke ...

Jeff Klingner, PhD

Computer Science Consultant
Jeff Klingner is a computer scientist and consultant for HRDAG, and he has ...

Jule Krüger, PhD

Field Consultant
Jule Krüger joined HRDAG as a field consultant in 2009. She conducted data ...

Kristen Cibelli, MSc

Field Consultant
Kristen Cibelli is a survey methodologist and field consultant to HRDAG. From ...

Laurel Eckhouse

Field Consultant
Her current research investigates accountability in policing and the relationship between policing and political engagement.

Michelle Dukich

Data Management Consultant
Michelle Dukich, who has also published under the name Jana Dudukovich, is a ...

Miguel Cruz, MA

Computer/Network Engineer
Miguel Cruz is a computer and network engineer who started consulting for HRDAG ...

Miki Takacs

Information Management and Technology Consultant
Miki Takacs is a computer scientist and consultant for HRDAG. Since 2006 he has ...

Paul Zador

Statistical Consultant

Rafe Kaplan

Software Engineer
Rafe Kaplan worked as a software engineer in New York from 1996 until 2001, ...

Robin Mejia

Statistician/Writer
Current project is an analysis of changes in death reporting over time during ongoing conflict.

Romesh Silva, PhD

Statistical Consultant
Romesh Silva, PhD, is a demographer and statistical consultant and  has ...

Samuel Sinyangwe

Policy Analyst
A policy analyst and data scientist who works with communities of color to fight systemic racism through cutting-edge policies and strategies.

Scott Weikart, PhD

Computer Engineering Consultant
In 2001, Scott joined Benetech as Senior Systems Administrator. He designed and ...

Shira Mitchell, PhD

Statistical Consultant
Shira Mitchell collaborated with HRDAG during her dissertation and continues to ...

Tamy Guberek, MSc, MA

Field Consultant
Tamy Guberek is a historical analyst and consultant to HRDAG. She bridges ...

William Isaac

Statistical Consultant
Current research interests include Bayesian inference, experimental design, and natural language processing.