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Joseph D. Eyerman

Director, Health Security Program

Joe Eyerman, PhD, is a senior research methodologist, director of the RTI Health Security Program, and co-director of the Institute for Homeland Security Solutions. He has more than 17 years of professional experience in the statistical modeling of social behavior and managing data collection and analysis projects. Dr. Eyerman's substantive interest is in the formal and statistical modeling of the decision processes related to political behavior, terrorism, and international conflict. His recent methodological work has focused on the relationship between the data collection process and error in population estimates on a variety of bioterrorism, public health, and surveillance studies. Dr. Eyerman has conducted methodological studies to investigate ways to improve data quality and has conducted studies of survey nonresponse. He is an experienced project manager, survey methodologist, and data analyst. In addition to his work at RTI, Dr. Eyerman teaches graduate courses on research methods, terrorism, and political violence at North Carolina State University.


PhD, Political Science, Florida State University; MS, Political Science, Florida State University; MA, Political Science, Miami University; BA, Political Science and History, Muskingum University.

Latest Publications

Unmanned aircraft and the human element: Public perceptions and first responder concerns
Eyerman, J., Letterman, C., Pitts, W., Holloway, J., Hinkle, K., Schanzer, D., Ladd, K., Mitchell, S., & Kaydos-Daniels, S.C. (Jun 2013)
Technological Advances to Reduce Survey Error
Ellis, C.S., Sikes, N., Sage, A., Eyerman, J.D., & Burke, B.J. (May 2011)
Improving strategic risk management at the Department of Homeland Security — Business of Government
Schanzer, D.H., & Eyerman, J. (Mar 2010)
Interagency coordination: Lessons learned from the 2005 London train bombings — NIJ Journal
Strom, K.J., & Eyerman, J. (Oct 2008)
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