Our mission is to harness your creativity into a viable solution

Janus Analytics is a team of highly educated, well-informed policy analysts who seek to influence the creation and implementation of effective public policy and meaningful programming. We believe that in order to make responsible decisions, rigorous data collection and analysis are essential. Janus Analytics specializes in providing world-class research, data management, program evaluation, and policy analysis with a focus on customer service. Ultimately, we envision a sustainable system of policy and practice.

We thrive on challenging projects. They provide great opportunities for innovation.

The Right Tools. The Right Solution.

Janus Analytics is dedicated to creating custom solutions to your policy problems. We develop our entire strategy based on your unique circumstances, which results in consequential outcomes.

Beautiful Graphics

Data can be hard to grasp. Graphics make it easier.

Images Tell A Story

Rest assured we will incorporate beautiful charts and graphs into your project so it stands out to the world.

Mixed Methods

We approach each project with a different gameplan.

Answering Questions is our Goal

Our focus is on utilizing the most appropriate and rigorous method, in order to generate the most accurate evidence.

Data Analysis

Key insights for our clients.

What Do the Numbers Mean?

We analyze data in a way that answers questions and provides insight and value to our clients.

Meet Our Team

Emily Carroll
Emily CarrollPresident
Dr. Emily Carroll is the President and Managing Partner of Janus Analytics, LLC. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Policy from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, her Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Akron (Ohio), and her Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies with a minor in Psychology from Bowling Green State University (Ohio). During her doctoral program, she worked on several assignments related to government, politics, and public policy for Southern Illinois University as a graduate research and teaching assistant and for the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute as the inaugural Graduate Research Fellow. During her time at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, she aided senior staff with statewide polls, regional polls, and a project on Illinois’ Senate staff satisfaction which was commissioned by Senate President Cullerton.

Dr. Carroll has collaborated with several other organizations – including the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, the Institute for Child Success, and UNC-TV, just to name a few. Her expertise has been sought out to help with issues surrounding data collection and management, special research projects, program evaluation, and policy analysis. Dr. Carroll is committed to social justice issues and uses the skills acquired through education and experience to inform policy and practice.

In the last year, Dr. Carroll provided expert testimony to committees of the South Carolina General Assembly on issues involving child welfare, attended national conferences and convenings of thought leaders to expand her understand of cutting edge methods and policy matters, received her certification as an ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Master Interface Trainer, and instructed undergraduate students at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Public Policy and Child Advocacy. But perhaps her biggest achievement was being recognized by the National Association of Professional Women as a VIP Woman of the Year for “excellence, leadership, and commitment to her profession, while encouraging the achievement of [other] Professional Women.”

Ryan Burge
Ryan BurgeVice President
Dr. Ryan Burge is the Vice President and Managing Partner of Janus Analytics, LLC. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science with an emphasis in Political Behavior from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, his Master of Arts in Political Science from SIU-C, and his Bachelor of Arts in History from Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois.

Dr. Burge is currently an Instructor of Political Science at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. He teaches classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level in the areas of American political institutions, political behavior, and public policy.

Dr. Burge has an extensive publishing background, having placed a variety of articles in peer reviewed social science outlets. These journals include: Politics & Religion, Review of Religious Research, and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Previously, Dr. Burge worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute in Carbondale, Illinois. While there he served as an advisor on issues of survey methodology and polling. In addition he was instrumental in data collection and analysis.

Michael Rickles
Michael Rickles Director of Public Health Initiatives
Dr. Michael Rickles’ work in public health is driven by his background in statistics, research methodology, program and process evaluation, and a professional focus on the social determinants of health and health equity. His work has focused primarily on the implementation and evaluation of best practices for community health improvement models, the evaluation of clinical efforts related to achieving viral suppression among HIV infected persons, the evaluations of both treatment and care models for chronic and communicable diseases, and the development of community, regional, and state epidemiological profiles. In addition, he has published a variety of white papers that highlight disease burden, available services, and gaps for both providers and consumers.

Recently he has worked as an epidemiologist with the Tennessee Department of Health to develop a statewide system of surveillance for reportable viral hepatitis conditions. This work includes developing and implementing a centralized entry and notification system for Hepatitis C, expanded surveillance on groups who are at high risk for developing an acute viral hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection, the development of an outbreak response plan, and the implementation of a syndromic surveillance tool that helps to detect aberrant clusters of disease which may signal a potential outbreak. Dr. Rickles is currently leading the Surveillance efforts of the Viral Hepatitis program. He has five years of public health work experience and two additional years of experience conducting health research in an academic setting.

It is with this expertise that Dr. Rickles joins the Janus Analytics team as the Director of Public Health Initiatives.

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