Welcome to MBW Statistical Consulting, my independent research and analysis practice designed to translate data points into clear areas for targeted intervention or policy recommendation. My goal is to distill information into direct action for promoting a healthier, happier, and better educated world. My work is guided by core principles that govern our approach to the data as well as our interactions with our clients. I serve clients who want to solve problems and need help with data and analytical methodologies. My motto, Translating Data into Action, expresses my core purpose of distilling large quantities of information into focused, feasible, and appropriate plans for intervention.
I am Monique Boujean Williams, Owner of MBW Statistical Consulting since 2009. I started my business as a side gig, doing freelance consulting while holding a full-time day job. I have more than 15 years of experience analyzing data for social policy and two solid years of helping clients as an independent consultant. I analyze data with a sense of wonder using techniques from statistics, biostatistics, econometrics, GIS, and demography. I believe that statistical analysis is simply a way to ask questions of the data in order to reveal the truths within them. In order to do that effectively, the analyst must be curious. My professional experience includes Statistician at the US Census Bureau, Research Analyst at CSR, Incorporated, Program Officer at the National Academies of Science, and Senior Statistician at the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).
I received my BA in Urban Studies from Vanderbilt University in 1997 with emphasis on Urban Economics and Sociology. In 1998 I was awarded the Mellon Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistantship in the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania. I received my PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, supported by an grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Fountaine Fellowship.
If you are wondering if MBW Statistical Consulting is right for you, answer the following questions:
- Do you have a mound of data and some hypotheses, but don’t know to how to get the data into the format you need to test your hypotheses?
- Do you have an idea for how to improve your workplace or someone’s life, but need empirical evidence to support your idea?
- Do you see a problem that you are posed to solve, but don’t know the right solution?
- Do you need confirmation that the analytical approach you are proposing is defensible and audit-proof?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, MBW Statistical Consulting can help you. Schedule your free 1-hour consultation now.
Have a question about how to make data actionable? Need advice on using data in everyday situations? Send me a message with your questions and I will response in the Ask Monique! blog.