Katelan McDaniel is a research survey scientist with more than ten years of experience conducting and managing survey research projects. Ms. McDaniel has experience with survey instrument testing, survey design, data quality monitoring, data consistency checks, technical report writing, managing multimode data collection, developing training materials, and training interviewers in the use of computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI), audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI), and computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) techniques.
Ms. McDaniel is a data collection task leader for the National Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Study (NPALS), funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The NPALS project collects data from long-term care providers on the supply, use, and characteristics of assisted living/residential care communities, adult day services centers, nursing homes, home health agencies, and hospices. Ms. McDaniel is responsible for overseeing the development of training materials, leading the training sessions, managing questionnaire mailings and data capture efforts, and monitoring data collection for the mail, CATI, and web modes . In addition, she is also the Assistant Household Data Collection Team Lead for the National Study of Mental Health (NSMH), a project sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The NSMH is designed to produce national estimates of mental health and substance use disorders among U.S. adults ages 18 to 65. Ms. McDaniel is responsible for monitoring field, web, telephone and clinical data collection, contributing to protocol and instrument updates, and helping coordinate staffing.