Sheryl C. Cates

Senior Research Policy Analyst

Education

  • BA, Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Sheryl Cates has more than 20 years of experience managing projects to provide support for developing food safety and nutrition policy. She specializes in health communication, program evaluation, and survey research methods. She has expertise in survey instrument development and cognitive interviewing; survey design and administration for mail, telephone, Internet, and field surveys; qualitative research methods; and survey data analysis. Projects have included evaluating Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) education in seven states, evaluating nutrition education in the Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, evaluating materials for a social marketing campaign to promote food thermometer use, and assessing food safety practices of at-risk populations. Ms. Cates has presented her research findings at professional conferences and she has published in numerous journals.