Lori Bougher oversees the research and technical activities of DDSS. She joined DDSS as a senior researcher and was previously the data and statistical analyst with the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance. She also held the positions of associate research scholar and postdoctoral research associate with the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics. At DDSS, she facilitates innovative design and analysis in the social sciences, while also leading both internal and external collaborations in social data science.
Lori is an applied social scientist, having published in political science and psychology, and most recently, co-authoring Quantitative Social Science: An Introduction in Stata with Kosuke Imai. She holds a PhD in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge and a dual Master’s of Public Administration in Public and Economic Policy from the London School of Economics (Distinction) and Columbia University, specializing in applied economics and advanced policy analysis. She earned her undergraduate degree and worked for the United Nations in Vienna, Austria. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional with the International Association of Privacy Professionals.