Amy O'Hara

Amy O'Hara is a Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Center for Population Health Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame in 2003.  Before coming to Stanford, Amy led the U.S. Census Bureau's Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications since its inception in 2010.  

Amy's projects focus on procedural and technical approaches to increasing the use of administrative data. As a Senior Executive at the Census Bureau, she developed data sharing relationships with dozens of government agencies and founded a research unit that uses administrative records to improve surveys, produce new scholarship, and support program evaluation. At Stanford, she is working on protocols and technology platforms to provide integrated data across the university and state.