Katrin Ewald

Ph.D., Partner

Dr. Ewald is a survey research and statistical consultant with expertise in human behavioral research in various settings, including perception and provision of health care services, research on recreational behavior and human-traffic interaction patterns, together with human interaction and its relation to tobacco and alcohol use and interactions of community and partner violence.  Her expertise comprises multi-modal survey research projects including combinations of telephone, field and web-based data collection with hard-to-reach populations, ethnic minorities, and research on sensitive topics.  Dr. Ewald is specialized in the conceptualization, design and implementation of large-scale longitudinal research projects. She has significant experience in sampling strategies, statistical analysis, data mining and evaluation and needs assessments for a range of behavioral social science topics. 

Dr. Ewald received her Ph.D. in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Experimental Design and Evaluation from the University of Bielefeld, Germany.

Lisa Wasserman,

M.S., C.R.C., Partner

Lisa Wasserman is a clinician and survey research manager with significant experience in a range of social science research topics including rehabilitation and mental health implementation, educational outcome and program evaluation.  Ms. Wasserman has expertise in the management of complex research projects in the areas of health care, substance abuse, traffic safety, community perceptions, education and community-based evaluations and studies related to the litigation process. She is specialized in survey design, multi-tiered data collection approaches and statewide as well as national field study management. 

Ms. Wasserman has significant experience in database management and data coordination in conjunction with nationally executed multi-lateral field observations and is specialized in the design and configuration of data collection tools, techniques and strategies covering a wide range of social science research approaches.

Ms. Wasserman received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication Studies from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from San Francisco State University. Additionally, Ms. Wasserman received a Certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.

Erin Will

B.A., Research Coordinator

Erin Will is a research coordinator with extensive experience in social science research project management and coordination.  Ms. Will has a strong background in staff management, program development, project design, database management and survey coding and administration.  Her social science data collection experience includes various data collection modes and subject areas, including health care, tobacco, and traffic safety, in both telephone laboratories, and field data collection settings.  Ms. Will has significant experience working with diverse populations, including homeless children and adults in the Bay Area and adults with mental health issues and multiple diagnoses.  Ms. Will is ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) certified, and has completed more than 550 hours of suicide intervention work.

Ms. Will received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (Intensive) from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Michael Kennedy

Ph.D. Research Consultant

Dr. Kennedy is an experienced research consultant employing methods of evidence based research into scientifically sound and applicable research solutions for a wide range of customers and market fields. He has extensive experience of the field of business and customer behavior research. He has extensive teaching experience, which has given him a comprehensive understanding of human decision-making processes in various contexts. Dr. Kennedy has conducted numerous behavioral research projects and has worked for clients in a wide array of markets and industries, including finance, health care, consumer goods, education, non-profit charities, pharmaceuticals and politics. Dr. Kennedy has also served as a National Science Foundation Post Doctoral Scholar, Division of Behavioral, Cognitive and Economic Sciences, and has conducted extensive research work with the United States Department of Energy. Michael Kennedy’s main focus is the identification and analysis of human behavioral patterns by employment of social science theories, including anthropology, sociology, behavioral ecology and economics. He is adept at quantitative analyses, modeling, and advanced statistical techniques and in interpreting scientific results for implementation in business contexts.

Michael Kennedy received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Davis, and a B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing) and Anthropology from the State University of New York at Albany.

Chris Ann Dickerson

Ph.D., Research Consultant

Dr. Dickerson is a seasoned advisor with significant experience in regulatory policy, designing, planning and evaluating resource conservation strategies, and developing cutting-edge valuation techniques for environmental resources.  Much of her experience involves supervising multi-million dollar evaluations of large-scale energy conservation and efficiency programs.  Dr. Dickerson has expertise in energy efficiency, water conservation, greenhouse gas reductions and including renewable energy work.  She has excellent, long-standing working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders including utilities, regulatory agencies, advisory boards, the consulting community, municipalities, and nongovernmental organizations.

Dr. Dickerson received her Ph.D. and Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California Berkeley, M.S. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and A.B. from Stanford University.

Peter Brücker

Research Consultant

Peter Brücker is an experienced consultant with a longstanding experience in the software implementation and electronic entertainment field in both Europe and the United States. His extensive expertise comprises market segmentation and market distribution channels for visual media and entertainment software products and their national and international trade channels. Mr. Brücker has consulted with a broad range of US and European companies on the market research and market introduction of software products as well as the implementation and distribution of software and computer entertainment products. He has extensive experience and profound understanding of Internet and social networking and entertainment platforms.

Mr. Brücker has studied Business and Law at the University of Bielefeld and he is currently the President of the German Entertainment, Multi-Media, Hardware Association (DEMSV) and is based in Munich, Germany.