Call for Papers

The 2025 Conference on Health and Survey Research Methods (HSRMC) call for papers is now open. Seeking abstracts for papers to be presented at the conference, including: general overview papers that summarize and integrate current knowledge, papers that identify and address future research challenges, innovative theoretical essays, and other papers that describe new empirical research that advances the field of survey methods and their application to health-related issues.


The Twelfth Conference on Health Survey Research Methods (HSRMC) will continue the series that began in 1975 to discuss innovative survey research methods that improve the quality of health survey data. The HSRMC will bring together researchers from various disciplines who are at the forefront of survey methods research, who are responsible for the design, implementation and analysis of major health surveys, and who use survey data to develop health policy.

Past Proceedings

Proceedings for each HSRM conference have been published since the first conference in 1975 and are available to view or download. For the Eleventh conference we have provided a summary of events and a link to the program to view all presentations and rapporteur notes.


Williamsburg VA will be the site for the Health Survey Research Methods Conference in March 2025. It marks the third time Williamsburg hosted the event in its 50-year history. Just a short walk from the historic district, the Williamsburg Lodge offers many amenities and provides several on-site venues for conference attendees to meet informally or just relax.

Conference attendance will be limited to approximately 70 invited individuals who present papers, chair sessions, discuss presentations and the state of knowledge in specific areas, and serve as rapporteurs.

The steering committee is working with journals, including Survey Practice and Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (RSAP) for the dissemination of select papers presented at the conference.

Wednesday, March 5 – Saturday, March 8, 2025
Banquet Room

Keynote Speaker

Michael Osterholm

Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, and an adjunct professor in the Medical School, all at the University of Minnesota.

In November 2020, Dr. Osterholm was appointed to President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 transition advisory board. From June 2018 through May 2019, he served as a Science Envoy for Health Security on behalf of the US Department of State. He is also on the Luther College Board of Regents.

He is the author of two New York Times best-selling books, In 2000, he authored Living Terrors: What American Needs to Know to Survive the Coming Bioterrorist Catastrophe, laying why the biological attacks (like the 2001 anthrax attack) are a new reality and what we must do to prepare, and his 2017 book, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs, details the most pressing infectious disease threats of our day (including coronaviruses and pandemics) but lays out a strategy to address them.

In addition, Dr. Osterholm is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the Council of Foreign Relations. In June 2005 Dr. Osterholm was appointed by Michael Leavitt, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to the newly established National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity. In July 2008, he was named to the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center’s Academy of Excellence in Health Research. In October 2008, he was appointed to the World Economic Forum Working Group on Pandemics.

In addition to his role at CIDRAP, Dr. Osterholm has also served as an HHS special advisor and a representative on the interim management team to lead the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. Previously, Dr. Osterholm served from 1975 to 1999 at the Minnesota Department of Health, the last 15 as state epidemiologist.

He has written more than 315 papers and abstracts, including 21 book chapters and is a frequently invited guest lecturer on the topic of epidemiology of infectious diseases. He serves on the editorial boards of nine journals.

Dr. Osterholm has received numerous honors, including an honorary doctorate from Luther College; the Pump Handle Award, CSTE; the Charles C. Shepard Science Award, CDC; the Harvey W. Wiley Medal, FDA; the Squibb Award, IDSA; Distinguished University Teaching Professor, UMN; and the Wade Hampton Frost Leadership Award, APHA. He also has been the recipient of six major research awards from the NIH and the CDC.