Master’s degree, Wildlife and Fisheries science (minor in statistics), Mississippi State University; bachelor’s degree, Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
Lori A. Corteville is a former contractor and now a senior research associate for Public Policy Associate, Inc. She provides expertise in all stages of quantitative methodology, including: data collection, survey design, database design and management, calculating power and needed sample size, statistical analysis, and reporting.
Ms. Corteville works to ensure the selected statistical methodology properly aligns with the project design. She has advised on projects for randomized controlled trials, various quasi-experimental designs, non-experimental designs, social network analysis, and cost analysis. Statistical software experience includes SPSS, STATA, SAS, and SUDAAN. Ms. Corteville is also well versed in qualitative methodology and develops protocols for interviews, focus groups, and case studies. Reporting for both quantitative and qualitative data focuses on client utilization needs and is presented in a clear, understandable manner.
Ms. Corteville’s topical expertise is in the area of public health, and includes: epidemiology; public health surveillance systems; child injury prevention; chronic diseases—such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and obesity—and the prevention issues surrounding those diseases—such as nutrition, physical activity, and education.
Prior to joining PPA, Ms. Corteville has used her knowledge and expertise for the Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan Public Health Institute, and Michigan State University. She has presented around the country on health care data and the use of surveillance systems. Ms. Corteville received her master’s degree from Mississippi State University.