Our mission: to provide scientifically valid survey results for our clients to reach their research goals and objectives.

  • We aim to be the UAB community's first choice for survey research services.
  • Our data has been published in over 300 peer-reviewed journals and used in presentations and posters for scientific conferences.
  • A cost estimate is available upon request at no charge.

The SRU conducts approximately 40,000 surveys annually for UAB investigators, local and state health departments, and other state and national agencies. Services include survey design, sample design, computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI), and field surveys research. With a well trained, IRB-certified staff of 80 interviewers, the SRU can conduct large scale data collection projects.

Services

The SRU provides professional assistance for all stages of survey research:

  • data collection
  • data entry
  • pilot studies
  • presentations
  • program evaluation
  • report preparation
  • sample design
  • survey design

Survey Methods

Our staff combines a broad knowledge of advanced survey methodology with extensive experience in project management to offer the following services:

  • CATI
  • face-to-face surveys
  • field surveys
  • focus groups
  • mail, fax, or web-based surveys
  • Coming Soon: smartphone app data collection

Experience

The SRU has completed over 400,000 interviews for more than 80 projects, and is a certified CAHPS vendor.

Our Team

  • Matthew Fifolt

    PhD

    Associate Professor, Co-Director of SRU for Public Health Practice This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    RPHB 330N
    (205) 934-0506
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  • Suzanne Judd

    PhD

    Professor, Co-Director of SRU for Public Health Research This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    RPHB 327
    (205) 975-9187
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  • Aleena Mosher Bennett

    Statistician II; Manager: Sampling, Survey Research Unit

  • Kathy Ereshena

    PRAMS Supervisor, Program Coordinator I This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    (205) 996-6820

  • Shemeka Gillespie

    CAHPS Project Team Supervisor, Program Manager: Sph Programs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    (205) 996-6857

  • Brenda Spencer

    REGARDS Supervisor, Program Coordinator I This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    (205) 996-6829

  • Daniel Williams

    BRFSS Supervisor, Research Interviewer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    (205) 996-6820