Patrick J. Moynihan
Consulting adviser to Langer Research Associates, Patrick Moynihan is assistant director of the Program on Survey Research at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University and a preceptor in the university’s Department of Government.
Moynihan is a former senior polling analyst at ABC News, where he helped design and analyze national and state-level ABC News/Washington Post polls and the network’s award-winning "Where Things Stand" surveys in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was deeply involved in ABC’s pre-election polling in the 2008 presidential election, vetted external research for the network's news platforms and produced multivariate regression modeling of ABC polling data.
Moynihan received his doctoral degree in sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, studying the distribution of public knowledge about HIV/AIDS in the United States. He spent two years in the National Institute of Mental Health post-doctoral program at Rutgers University, then joined the faculty at Fordham University, where he taught a variety of substantive and methodological courses while researching emergency mental health service delivery in New York City.
He's published articles on topics ranging from public opinion to health care access in journals such as Political Behavior, the American Journal of Public Health, Community Mental Health Journal and Teaching Sociology, and has served on the executive council of the New York Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.