Senior Project Director
Kenneth Croes is a cultural anthropologist and senior project director with an extensive background in managing survey and qualitative research projects across a variety of subjects, including public health, health services, community pharmacy, and law. He has experience with telephone, face-to-face, mail, web, and longitudinal survey administration.
Dr. Croes has expertise and over 20 years of experience in qualitative research design, methodology, implementation, and analysis. His recent qualitative projects include: cognitive interviews with members of underrepresented minority groups about perceived barriers and facilitators to participating in research studies that collect biomarkers; focus groups with community pharmacists about health risks posed by over-the-counter medications; and a qualitative data collection effort on behalf of the Dictionary of American Regional English. Dr. Croes also has experience collecting biospecimens and anthropometrics. In 2010, he attended Northwestern University’s Summer Biomarker Institute. From 2010-2013, he oversaw the anthropometrics and salivary DNA collection of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. He has collaborated on several conference presentations and published articles in the areas of qualitative research and biomarkers collection.
Dr. Croes holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Princeton University, a M.S. in science and technology studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.A. in science, technology, and society from Penn State University.