Adrianne Dues

Director of SurveyLab

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James A. Baldwin


Adrianne Dues is the Director of GG+A’s SurveyLab, where she leads the firm’s survey team in the design and execution of qualitative and quantitative surveys for clients across industry sectors. Adrianne also oversees the development of new survey offerings and trains staff on best practices for designing and analyzing survey data. She brings more than a decade of experience to her role, with expertise in project management, leadership, research and survey design, data analysis, and data visualization. 

Adrianne is a formally trained sociologist with an in-depth understanding of institutional and systemic inequities. She seeks to use data to deliver actionable insights in collaboration with the community. Prior to joining GG+A, Adrianne partnered with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. Working in methodology and quantitative social sciences, she led research and program management—including data collection, interviews, analysis, and reporting—with a focus on the social and economic well-being of US children and families.  

Previously, Adrianne collaborated with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on health equity, and with the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill on behavioral and integrative neuroscience. To better understand education and population health, Adrianne and her colleagues created the first public user-friendly dataset for roughly 130,000 US primary and secondary schools at the county level. Moreover, at UNC, she led pilot-scale exploration and testing and coordinated more than 90 behavioral health survey research studies. 

Adrianne completed her Ph.D. in medical sociology from the University of South Carolina, her M.S. in social psychology from DePaul University, and her B.A. in sociology from The Ohio State University. She holds professional memberships with the American Sociological Association, the American Association for Public Opinion Research, the Southern Sociological Association, and the Population Association of America. Additionally, Adrianne has volunteered with the Creative Age Initiative, an arts-based learning program for senior adults; Chicago Books to Women in Prison; and Tamms Year Ten, a grassroots coalition of artists, ex-prisoners, community members, and relatives of those formerly incarcerated in Illinois’ Tamms Correctional Facility. 

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