Associate Director, Research
Katie Simmons is associate director of research at Pew Research Center. She is an expert in survey methodology and conducts research on international public opinion on a variety of topics, including U.S. foreign policy, the global economy, democracy and terrorism. Simmons helps to coordinate the Center-wide international research agenda and serves as a methodology consultant on all international projects at the Center. She is also involved in all aspects of the research process, such as managing survey projects, developing questionnaires, analyzing data and writing reports. Prior to joining Pew Research Center, Simmons worked as a research analyst for non-profit clients at Belden Russonello Strategists. She earned her doctorate in political science from the University of Michigan. Simmons is an author of reports on the crisis in Ukraine, global economic conditions, life satisfaction and economic reform in Mexico. Simmons speaks about findings from Pew Research Center studies to a variety of audiences, including government agencies, academic groups and domestic and international media.