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Marquis Who's Who Celebrates Floyd Fowler for Professional Excellence

Dr. Fowler is renowned in his field for his contributions to sample survey theory and methods

    BROOKLINE, MA, December 12, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Floyd J. Fowler, Jr. has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Fowler was the initial Director of the Center for Survey Research, which was founded at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1971. He served as Director of the Center from 1971 to 1982, then again from 1986 to 1989. He has also been a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for more than 45 years, since 1971. Prior to that, from 1968 to 1971, he was assistant director of the Survey Research Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University Joint Center for Urban Studies. From 1965 to 1968, he served as the assistant director of the Community Research Project of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, MA. In 2002, he became President of the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, a not-for-profit organization devoted to informing and engaging patients in decisions about their medical care. After completing his term as President in 2009, he continued to work with the Foundation as a Senior Scientific Advisor until 2017.

Dr. Fowler graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master of Arts in 1962 and a PhD in Social Psychology in 1966. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, which he earned in 1960. He is the author of Survey Research Methods, 5th Edition, published in 2014, and Improving Survey Questions, published in 1995. He also co-authored the texts Survey Methodology, 2nd Edition, published in 2009, and Standardized Survey Interviewing, published in 1990. He is a member of the American Statistical Association and the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). In 2013, he received the AAPOR Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement-the Association's highest honor, recognizing lifetime achievement and outstanding contributions to the field of public opinion research.

Dr. Fowler always wanted to pursue a career that made a difference in his community. He found that he had an interest in psychology because he wanted to study and better understand human behavior. At the University of Michigan, he learned that he could apply his interest in psychology to surveys, using the opportunity to measure important things in society. He developed a commitment to finding better ways to do surveys and has published several books and many articles on his research. Through his work with the Foundation, he has made a significant impact on the way patients and doctors make medical decisions through the promotion of the idea that the patient should be routinely informed and involved in decisions regarding their medical care.

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