Rob Santos

Rob Santos has more than 25 years experience as a survey methodologist and sampling statistician, specializing in statistical and qualitative research design, multi-mode complex survey design, survey operations, and rare element sampling. He has been a leader in the design and implementation of sample surveys of minority populations, especially Hispanics.

During his career, Santos has been instrumental in designing a wide range of studies, including ones focused on former prisoners, access to health care, black colleges, pollution reduction, 9/11 behavior at the World Trade Center, minority science students, housing discrimination, managed health care, criminal defense systems, college admissions, mate availability and marital attitudes, high-risk health behaviors, and Latino political attitudes.

Santos, who holds a master's degree in statistics from the University of Michigan, is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and has held leadership positions with ASA and the American Association for Public Opinion Research. Earlier this month, ASA honored Santos with its 2006 Founder's Award ”for excellence in survey statistics, for distinguished leadership in section and committee activities, including a deep and enduring concern for ASA's open access to members of all races and cultures, and for effective impact in work with sister statistical organizations.”