Shane Smith, MS

Shane Smith is a Research Analyst with 2M Research. He has experience in quantitative data analysis and facilitating data collection. Mr. Smith is experienced with data analysis and cleaning through STATA.

At 2M, Mr. Smith has served as a Data and GIS Analyst for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Characteristics Study. For this project, he produced cleaned data from raw datasets and performed various summary statistics for table output to USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) using SAS. In addition, he produced CEP participation rates on a geographic map using ArcGIS. As a Data and GIS Analyst for USDA FNS’s Third National Survey of WIC Participants (NSWP-III), Mr. Smith is responsible for producing cleaned and deidentified data from raw data at the state level by creating Stata programs. Once the data are cleaned, Mr. Smith deidentifies the data using cryptographic hashing functions by way of Python. Also, Mr. Smith inputs raw household address formats and geocodes them spatially on a map using ArcMAP for field interviewer efficiency.

For the National Science Foundation Fair Park Neighborhood Study which examined how neighborhood structural and physical conditions impact the well-being of individual residents, Mr. Smith directly supervised research assistants who were collecting data from approximately 26,000 households. He also managed some of the experimental studies performed within the localities. He has utilized his GIS background to test for spatial autocorrelation by applying spatial autoregressive analysis to Dallas juvenile arrest data. Mr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance with a minor in Economics, a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, and his Master of Science in Economics from The University of Texas at Dallas.

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