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D.E.B. Potter

Senior Survey Statistician

M.S. Biostatistics, Georgetown University, 1984

Research Interests
Survey design and data collection methods
Design and implementation of an integrated Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)data system to support long-term care health services research
Estimation methods for health care surveys
Interviewer's use of computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI)
Statistical techniques to limit data disclosure of confidential data

Technical Assistance and Survey Contributions
Chair, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Nursing Home Component (MEPS NHC) data editing groups
Co-lead, AHRQ's Long-term Care Research and Data Development Group
Member of AHRQ's Disparities Report Task Force
Member of HHS's Data Strategies Work Group
Member of HHS's Provider Information Data Work Group (PIDWG)
Member of Federal Inter-Agency Forum on Aging's Work Group on Data Needs
Member of HHS's Essential Provider Information Circle (EPIC)
Chair (2001), Federal Inter-Agency Committee of CASIC Managers
Senior technical advisor on the National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) and MEPS NHC data files

Survey Experience
Project Manager, MEPS NHC Survey and the NMES Institutional Population Component Feasibility Study
Senior Methodologist, MEPS NHC design and CAPI development
Manager, NMES HS, NMES IPC, NMES HIPS, NMES SAIAN and MEPS NHC public use file efforts and associated workshops
Development of estimation methods, survey sampling weights, data disclosure methods and CCFS Data Center
Medicare and Medicaid claims
HCFA's MDS and OSCAR data; medical provider data (e.g., Provider of Service, ILTCP, NHPI, AHA, ARF)
Other long-term care surveys (e.g., ASPE, AARP, AHSA); cancer epidemiology and SEER data; CPS and others

AHCPR, Administrator's Award of Merit, 1991
AHRQ, Administrator's Citation for Outstanding Group Performance, 1999.

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