Staff Specialists

Staff Specialists are available to help you with a wide range of data-related needs. They can help you find, deposit, archive, understand, and work with data; provide support for research projects; tailor computing environments to your research needs; reproduce your research results; develop secure data management plans and more. CCSS Research Support staff’s presentations and papers may be viewed on eCommons.

Below are listed key areas of expertise for our staff specialists. If you don’t see the area you are looking for, please contact the CCSS Research Support HelpDesk or send an email to  and we will help you locate the right specialist.

Florio Arguillas, Research Associate
Research Results Replication (R-squared); use of leading quantitative and qualitative data analysis software packages; crafting data management plans; managing, collecting, processing, analyzing, documenting, and archiving quantitative and qualitative data; customized training for individuals, teams, and classes on the above, plus disclosure risk assessment and mitigation

Jonathan Bohan, CISER Data & Reproduction Archive Specialist
Finding, accessing, and using data for research; archiving data for future access and use by others; knowledge of metadata, database management, preservation, and evaluating data

Warren Brown, Senior Research Associate
Research using the Cornell Federal Statistical Research Data Center; data produced by US federal statistical agencies; data products of the US Census Bureau; research on NYS

Elena Goloborodko, Secure Data Services Manager and CRADC Data Custodian
Restricted access data project support throughout the project lifecycle on the Cornell Restricted Access Data Center (CRADC); review the data provider’s data security requirements and data use agreements in collaboration with the Cornell Office of Sponsored Programs(OSP) and the Institutional Review Board (IRB); create data security plans

Lynda Kellam, Senior Data Librarian/Archivist
Data management workflows; data curation; finding, accessing, and using data in the social sciences and history; international data sources; use of qualitative and quantitative data software, particularly ATLAS.ti and RStudio; Designated Representative for the ICPSR (

Brandon Kowalski, Software Engineer
Relational databases, back-ends, APIs, front-end development and security; assistance with grant writing and developing software for funded research projects

Nichole Szembrot, FSRDC Administrator
Expertise and guidance with the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) program and resources, including proposal development and review, physical access, and Disclosure Avoidance Review; United States Census Bureau data products (i.e., the American Community Survey)

For contact information, see the staff directory.
CCSS Research Support HelpDesk consultant profiles are also available.