James Ron Frohlich




James Ron Frohlich, PhD, leads Azimuth Social Research, a research consulting firm. 

Azimuth provides customized research solutions for organizations in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. It specializes in both quantitative and qualitative research, including population-based surveys, in-depth interviews with stakeholders and key informants, and sophisticated analyses of open-source material. 

James is a creative research professional with extensive experience defining and implementing research strategies, managing diverse research teams, developing evidence-based recommendations, and communicating complex results.

James has worked in multiple world regions, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America. He speaks native English and Hebrew, and professional Spanish and French. 

James has done research and policy advisory work for private corporations, such as the rare disease research firm, 
Engage Health; for public agencies, such as the Canadian ministry of foreign affairs; private philanthropies, such as the Soros Foundations; and for non-profit advocacy groups, including Human Rights Watch.

James has evaluated the work of 
CARE, an international humanitarian charity; the International Committee of the Red Cross, which supports prisoners of war and civilians in combat zones; and Life for a Child, an Australian charity supplying insulin to children with Type 1 diabetes in low-income countries. 

James holds a PhD in sociology from UC Berkeley, and a BA in political science from Stanford University. He taught sociology, political science and international relations for 22 years in research-intensive academia, including Johns Hopkins, McGill, and the University of Minnesota.

James has published widely in scholarly journals and the popular media, including the New York Times and Washington Post.

Please contact James below for consulting opportunities. 
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