The following is a list of statistical consultants who can help you in downloading, formatting, reshaping, or analyzing data when you come to the DSS lab. If you have specific questions, you may send emails to

If you need assistance in identifying and locating data, contact a subject specialist.

Full time consultants

Ofira Schwartz-Soicher

Office: Firestone Library, A12.F2
Background: Ofira has a BSc in Nutrition from Hebrew University, an MBA from Rider University, and a PhD in Social Work from Columbia University. Joined DSS January 2014.
Languages: Hebrew, English

Oscar Torres-Reyna

Office: Firestone Library, A12.F1
  • Research methodology
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Political science/Politics
  • Public opinion
  • Public policy
  • Economics
Background: Bringing over twenty five years of work/research experience in public, private and academic sectors, Oscar has a BA in economics from the School of Economics/UNAM (Mexico) and a diploma in applied statistics from ITAM (Mexico). With a strong focus on quantitative analysis, he also has a masters in public administration, and an MPhil. and PhD in political science from Columbia University. Joined DSS May 2007.
Languages: Spanish, English