Deanna Lyter Achorn is a principal researcher at American Institutes for Research with more than 15 years of experience in large-scale survey design, development, and data collection. Her work is primarily focused in the field of education, health, and aging. She applies her expertise in study design and mixed-mode survey methodology to research projects and grants funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, National Center for Education Statistics, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Achorn also serves on the AIR Institutional Review Board to ensure research conducted by AIR adheres to federal regulations protecting human subjects, and she provides senior oversight of research projects. Dr. Achorn holds a doctorate in sociology from American University.