Kathy Spagnola

Research Statistician


MS, Statistics, North Carolina State University
BS, Statistics, North Carolina State University

Kathy Spagnola has 16 years of experience working as a research statistician in RTI’s Behavioral Statistics Program. She is an expert in survey data analysis, quality control, and statistical programming. Ms. Spagnola currently works on small area estimation for the National Survey on Drug use and health. Her responsibilities involve complex data manipulation, coordinating with external agencies to obtain data, statistical analysis, table production, and report writing. Additionally, she is part of the analysis team for NSDUH. As part of this team, Ms. Spagnola’s duties include creating variable recodes, creating tables, and helping to develop reports—including performing significance testing. She also has served as a task leader for a 6-month exploratory table production and generating special reports or analyses based on NSDUH data. Ms. Spagnola is an experienced SAS and SUDAAN programmer.

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