Noted Research Specialist Heather Morrison joins DIR as Director of Data Collection and Management

Decision Information Resources, Inc. (DIR) welcomes Heather Morrison as the new Director of Data Collection and Management. Morrison has distinguished herself with more than 16 years’ experience in public health and social science research— most recently with NORC at the University of Chicago, a top global research institution whose clients include government agencies, education institutions, foundations, and corporations.

“We are very pleased to have Heather, with large-scale survey leadership experience at one of the top social research firms in the world, join our top team,” said DIR President & CEO, Dr. Russell H. Jackson. “I am confident she will help DIR continue to grow and diversify our portfolio of work.”

Morrison is a well-respected researcher, a dedicated program and project manager, a proven communicator across a broad range of audiences and an expert in the implementation of numerous research and survey methods. In her new role, Morrison will be part of DIR’s senior executive management and will work closely with other executive management team members to execute projects, manage company performance, develop new business and serve as a liaison to external clients and vendors.

Morrison expressed high expectations about applying her capabilities in her new role. “I am delighted to have joined the DIR team and I look forward to supporting DIR’s mission of providing the highest quality research to support our clients with making informed decisions.”
Prior to joining DIR, Morrison served as project director for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Spanish Cognitive Interviewing Health Study, designed to evaluate two alternative versions of the National Health Interview Survey Spanish-language sexual identity question for possible inclusion in federal surveys. As project director of the NCHS & CMS Spanish Cognitive Interviewing Health Study, Morrison provided oversight to a team of multilingual researchers and methodologists.

Morrison earned her A.B.D. and M. A. degrees in philosophy from Washington University. She graduated cum laude from Albion College with a B.A. degree in philosophy and was an Albion Fellow.

We look forward to Morrison’s contributions as she settles into her role here at DIR.

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