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 Alma M. Kuby, MBA, MA

National Children's Study Federal Advisory Committee Member

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Mrs. Kuby is a survey methodologist in Chicago, IL. She recently retired from NORC at the University of Chicago, where she specialized in health and child welfare studies for 17 years. At NORC she directed sensitive projects that focused on health disparities of children, including studies of drug use in minority youth and pediatric asthma, and an intervention study of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). She directed several longitudinal studies, including the three waves of the Multisite Evaluation of Foster Youth Programs, which was successful in overcoming significant challenges in tracking the research subjects and conducting interviews with them. Much of her work involved developing methodologies to obtain high response rates on surveys of children and parents. As a methodologist on studies like the National Immunization Survey, she tested and developed instruments to survey parents and children by conducting focus groups, cognitive testing, and instrument assessment. She served for 10 years as Chair of the Institutional Review Board at NORC after 3 years of service as a member of the Human Subjects Rights Committee, Social Sciences Division, University of Chicago.

Mrs. Kuby's previous work experience was with health care providers and children's institutions. Mrs. Kuby was Vice President for Marketing and Membership at the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Health Care Market Manager at Illinois Bell, Director of Special Research Studies at the American Hospital Association, Research Associate at the Juvenile Protective Association, Assistant Director for the Project on Physical Facilities for the Group Care of Children at the Center for Urban Studies at the University of Chicago, and Research Associate at the Hospital Planning Council for Metropolitan Chicago.

Mrs. Kuby received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio. Her Masters degrees in Sociology and Business Administration were both conferred by the University of Chicago.