2018 Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research recipient announced!

Mollyann BrodieThe Board of Directors of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is pleased to announce that Mollyann Brodie, Senior Vice President for Executive Operations and Executive Director, Public Opinion and Survey Research, at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), is the recipient of the 2018 Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research.  (See the full award announcement here.)

This award recognizes Brodie’s many outstanding contributions to public opinion research, including major advancements in our understanding of health policy as director of KFF’s survey and polling research program. This is the largest and most important source of data on Americans’ health policy preferences, priorities, and experiences. It has been archived at the Roper Center and is available for secondary analysis by other researchers.

The annual Mitofsky Award event is the primary fundraising activity hosted by the Roper Center Board of Directors.  Funds raised are allocated specifically to support the enrichment of the archive and the cultivation of diversity and scholarship within the field of public opinion polling.

Funds raised at recent Mitofsky Award Dinners have supported graduate students as well as the (new in 2017) Andrew Kohut Fellowship and the expansion of the Latin American Data Bank.  Please consider supporting young scholars and our commitment to diversity by attending the event or becoming an event sponsor.

The award itself honors the life and work of the late Warren J. Mitofsky – an innovator in survey research and longtime chair of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research Board of Directors.

See highlights from the most recent Mitofsky Award and Dinner below, or scroll down to learn more about past recipients.

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Interested in sponsoring this year’s event?

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Attend the Dinner & Ceremony

The 2018 award will be presented November 15, 2018 at the Line Hotel in Washington, D.C. Please enjoy live musical entertainment, terrific networking and a delicious meal in a business attire atmosphere.

Please RSVP by October 26, 2018

  • 6:30 pm cocktail reception
  • 7:30 pm dinner and award reception

If you prefer to mail a check, please make it payable to the Roper Center and mail to:

The Roper Center
c/o Nora Ann Price
3 Fremont Place
1st Floor
Norwalk, CT 06851

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Support the Roper Center

Sponsorships are welcome and will be acknowledged on the Roper Center website and in the program and signage at the November award dinner. You or your organization may choose whether your sponsorship will benefit the Mitofsky Fund for Special Projects or the Kohut Student Fellowship Fund. Sponsorships may also be designated for general/unrestricted use by choosing the Roper General Fund. For a full description of how the monies are used, please refer to the Support Roper page here.

We welcome your input on fund disbursement, any special dispensation, how your organization should (or should not) be recognized, et cetera. In order to allocate your sponsorship across funds or designate their special use, please put detailed notes in the “special instructions” field on this page as you choose your fund and tier of support.

We will contact you in late October in order to learn the names of the guests, and the proper way to acknowledge you or your organization.

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Partner $500 – 1 dinner ticket included

For a full description of how the monies are used, please refer to the Support Roper page here.

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Past Mitofsky Award Winners

2017 Mitofsky Award Winner Howard Schuman

Howard Schuman (PhD, Sociology, Harvard University; MS, Psychology, Trinity College; and A.B., Philosophy, Antioch College) is a distinguished and respected sociologist, survey researcher, and scholar ...

2016 Mitofsky Award Winner James Stimson

The Roper Center Board of Directors is proud to announce that noted public opinion scholar, author, and mentor James Stimson is the recipient of the ...
Daniel yankelovich

2015 Mitofsky Award Recipient Daniel Yankelovich

Roper Center Board of Directors is proud to present the 2015 Warren J. Mitofsky Award for excellence in public opinion research to Daniel Yankelovich, prominent ...
Andrew Kohut 2014 Mitofsky Award winner

2014 Mitofsky Award Recipient Andrew Kohut

The Roper Center's Board of Directors is delighted to announce the 2014 Warren Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research has been awarded to Andrew ...
2013 Mitofsky Award Recipients Adam Berinsky and Eric Schickler

2013 Mitofsky Award Recipients Adam Berinsky and Eric Schickler

It is with great pleasure that the Board of Directors of the Roper Center announces the winners of the 2013 Warren J. Mitofsky Award. They ...
Norman M. Bradburn 2012 Award recipient

2012 Mitofsky Award Recipient Norman Bradburn

The Board of Directors of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is pleased to announce that Norman M. Bradburn, senior fellow with the Cultural ...
Kathleen Frankovic 2011 Award recipient

2011 Mitofsky Award Recipient Kathleen Frankovic

The Board of Directors of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is pleased to announce that Kathleen A. Frankovic, former polling director at CBS ...
James A. Davis 2010 Award recipient

2010 Mitofsky Award Recipient James A. Davis

The Board of Directors of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is pleased to announce that James A. Davis, Principal Investigator, emeritus, of the ...
Robert Wuthnow 2009 Award recipient

2009 Mitofsky Award Recipient Robert Wuthnow

The Board of Directors of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is pleased to announce that Professor Robert Wuthnow of Princeton University is the ...
Robert Blendon 2008 Award recipient

2008 Mitofsky Award Recipient Robert Blendon

The Board of Directors of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is pleased to announce that Professor Robert Blendon of Harvard University is the ...
John Mueller the 2007 Mitofsky Award Recipient

2007 Mitofsky Award Recipient John Mueller

The Board of Directors of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Connecticut take great pleasure in announcing that Professor John ...