Hello, my name is Ashweeta Patnaik. I’m a social science researcher working in the areas of education, workforce development, public health and public policy. I have a Masters degree in Public Health from The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX and an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences & Biochemistry from The University of Mumbai, India. I also hold the SAS Base Programmer certification.

Currently, I am a researcher at the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. I’m involved in program evaluation, proposal development, administrative data linkage,  and SAS and STATA programming. Prior to this, I worked for six years at the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University, where I was involved in program evaluation, epidemiological research, needs assessments for planning health services, health surveillance, survey design and SAS programming. As a graduate student at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, I worked at the Southwest Center for Occupational Health, where I was involved in the implementation and evaluation of the Sacred Vocation Program, a workplace change program. I also interned with the Environmental Epidemiology & Injury Surveillance Group at the Texas Department of State Health Services where I led a study on the epidemiology of drowning injuries in Texas.

I have expertise in a range of quantitative and qualitative analysis methods, including regression analysis, structural equation modeling, decision tree modeling, survey design, psychometrics, reliability analysis, and text analysis. I’m highly proficient and credentialed in SAS programming, and experienced in using STATA, AMOS, SUDAAN, SAS Enterprise Miner and SPSS Text Analysis software. I’m adept at mastering and applying new software and analytical methods.

If you are interested in collaborating on any research or offering me a professional opportunity, please contact me.



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