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Frederick J. Kviz University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Frederick J. Kviz, PhD, is Professor Emeritus, Community Health Sciences, at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. He completed his BA, MA, and PhD degrees in sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to Conducting Health Research: Principles, Process, and Methods, He authored (with Kathleen A. Knafl) Statistics for Nurses: An Introductory Text, which received an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. He has authored and co-authored 55 peer-reviewed publications, as well as many monographs, technical reports, and professional meeting presentations. Dr. Kviz has developed and taught a variety of courses and workshops on research methods and statistics for undergraduate and graduate health sciences students, and for academic and practicing health professionals. His teaching has been recognized by awards for excellence based on peer reviews and student recognition. Also, he was inducted as a faculty member in the Lambda Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society (the public health honor society). He is a former Project Coordinator and Assistant Director of the University of Illinois Survey Research Laboratory, and is an expert in survey research methods, research design, and measurement. He has served as a consultant to many public and private health-related agencies, including community-based organizations, health maintenance organizations, city and county health departments, and major medical centers. Dr. Kviz’s research has focused on the influence of psychosocial and sociocultural factors on health promotion and illness prevention attitudes and behaviors, and health disparities. His research has involved employing most of the methods described in Conducting Health Research: Principles, Process, and Methods.