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Timothy P. Johnson

Professor Emeritus

Public Policy, Management, and Analytics



412 S. Peoria St.



Tim joined the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 1989 and served as Director of the Survey Research Laboratory from 1996-2019.  He is also Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Management, and Analytics at UIC, where he taught courses in survey methodology and data analysis. Other responsibilities have included serving as Vice Chair of the Social & Behavioral IRB at UIC (1998-present) and as Director of Evaluation & Tracking for the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Research (2008-2021). His personal research has focused on measurement and nonresponse errors in surveys, as well as the social epidemiology of health behaviors in disadvantaged population. Since retirement, he has also focused on the public perceptions of science in general and survey research in particular. Funding for his research has come from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. He earned a Ph.D. in Sociology in 1988 from the University of Kentucky and coordinated research at the Survey Research Center there for six years.

Selected Publications

Advances in Cross-Cultural Survey Methodology  (T. P. Johnson, B.-E. Pennell, I. Stoop, & B. Dorer). New York: Wiley, 2018.

Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Substance Abuse  (J. B. VanGeest, T. P. Johnson, & S. A. Alemagno). Springer Press, 2017.

Handbook of Health Survey Methods  (T.P. Johnson) New York: Wiley, 2015.

Hard to Survey Populations  (R. Tourangeau, B. Edwards, T. P. Johnson, K. Wolter, & N. Bates). New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts  (J. Harkness, M. Braun, B. Edwards, T.P. Johnson, L. Lyberg, P. Mohler, B.-E. Pennell, & T. Smith). New York: Wiley, 2010.

Professional Leadership

President (2017-18), Amer Assoc for Public Opinion Research

President (2016-18), Assoc of Academic Survey Research Orgs

President (2010-11), Midwest Assoc Public Opinion Research

President (2021-22), World Assoc for Public Opinion Research

Notable Honors

2015, Fellow, American Statistical Association

2014, Fellow, Midwest Assoc Public Opinion Research

2013, AAPOR 2013 Book Award, American Assoc Public Opinion Reserach

2007, Thomas R. Ford Distinguished Alummnus, University of Kentucky Dept of Sociology

2023, AAPOR AWARD for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement, American Assoc Public Opinion Research


PhD - University of Kentucky (1988)
MA - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1978)
BA - Western Kentucky University (1977)

Professional Memberships

American Association for Public Opinion Research

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Statistical Association

Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research

World Association for Public Opinion Research