Research Staff

Research Staff

The Methods Core research staff has experience in a wide range of data collection, management, and analysis techniques. To engage our staff, please contact Andrea Flores to discuss your research needs and staff availability. Staff is available on an hourly basis or as a percentage of effort. Investigators will receive up to two hours of free consulting for the planning of larger projects. As an introduction to the Methods Core, investigators will receive up to one hour of free staff time to complete small projects.


Fee Schedule 

Research staff may be retained on an hourly basis, with the new following rates, effective as of 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024​:

  • $115/hour –Statistical Support Senior Research Analyst
  • $65/hour –Statistical Support Research Analyst
  • $55/hour — Statistical Support Student/Trainee

For data acquisition, you will need access to a lab share on the Center for Research Informatics’ (CRI) storage system. Lab shares are available to BSD faculty at no charge for allocations up to 4 TB. Lab shares are available to non-BSD faculty and other university investigators for a charge. Contact us for more information on how to navigate this process. Ask about having us manage your account and lab share. The Methods Core charges $400 per year as a lab management fee. This is for us to serve as interface with CRI, manage your lab, give access to new users per your request, and create new collaborator accounts and other similar administrative tasks.

These rates apply for payments from University accounts, and invoices for hourly charges go out at the end of each month. Please contact us to discuss non-UChicago or non-academic rates.


Staff Listing

View full bios for the Methods Core Research Staff on the CHeSS staff directory page.

Andrea Flores, MA, Director of CHeSS Methods Core

Rachel Baccile, MPP, Senior Research Analyst

Thomas Best, PhD, Manager of Research Analytics

John Cursio, PhD, Research Assistant Professor

Max Hyman, BA, Research Analyst

Jacob Jameson, BA, Research Assistant

Jackie Soo, ScD, Senior Research Analyst

Hui Zhang, PhD, Data Analytics Manager