Kim McDonald
Human Services

Kim McDonald

Senior Survey Researcher
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Kim McDonald has expertise in designing and managing data collection activities, especially for large, complex projects in the nutrition, employment, and disability areas.

McDonald serves as the survey director for the National Beneficiary Survey for the Social Security Administration. This large, nationally representative survey gathers critical information on the employment, disabilities, and health of Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries. She also serves as survey director for several studies for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, including the Understanding the Relationship Between Poverty, Well-Being, and Food Security Status study. This study will field a survey among residents in counties experiencing high poverty rates to examine interrelated factors associated with food insecurity and participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). McDonald is also the survey director for the Rapid-Cycle Evaluation of Operational Improvements in SNAP Employment & Training (E&T) Programs, which will use rapid-cycle evaluation and field a short survey to test up to eight small-scale interventions in SNAP E&T operations or service delivery.

McDonald holds an M.H.S. in social factors in health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

  • Survey data collection
  • Questionnaire design
  • Survey methodology
Focus Area Topics
  • Nutrition and Food Assistance Programs
  • Nutrition
  • Disability
  • Human Services

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