Lara Cleveland

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Project Manager, IPUMS International
Senior Research Scientist, ISRDI

I direct the IPUMS International census and survey data project. In addition to overseeing data integration and metadata development for the project, I am also responsible for strategic planning and partner relations. I started working for IPUMS in 2005, coding and harmonizing historical occupational variables while finishing my graduate work. I transitioned to IPUMS International in 2008 and hold a PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota.

My research interests include data and methods; geographic variable harmonization and development; occupations and work; and global standardization practices. I have worked on the teams that spearheaded work on variance estimation, sample documentation, geographic harmonization, household asset indices, the secure access research data enclave, and the development of teaching materials for IPUMS.