|Citro, Constance F., Director ||(202) 334-3009 |
|Cohen, Michael L., Senior Program Officer ||(202) 334-2240 |
|Cork, Daniel L., Senior Program Officer ||(202) 334-2573 |
|Gaskin, Agnes E., Administrative Assistant ||(202) 334-2240 |
|Habermann, Hermann, Senior Program Officer ||(703) 312-0429 |
|Harris-Kojetin, Brian, Deputy Director ||(202) 334-2077 |
|Hauser, Seth, Senior Program Officer ||(202) 334-3269 |
|House, Carol C., Senior Program Officer ||(202) 334-1573 |
|Kasper, Mary Ann, Senior Program Assistant ||(202) 334-1816 |
|Kirkendall, Nancy J., Senior Program Officer ||(202) 334-2303 |
|Kisa-Shakeer, Julia, Financial Associate ||(202) 334-3290 |
|LeFurgy, Eileen, Program Coordinator ||(202) 334-1616 |
|Mackie, Christopher D., Senior Program Officer ||(202) 334-2099 |
|Mann, Anthony S., Program Coordinator ||(202) 334-3266 |
|Marton, Krisztina, Senior Program Officer ||(202) 334-3902 |
|Pain, Richard, Senior Program Officer ||offsite |
|Schoeffel, George, Temporary Consultant ||(202) 334-1614 |
|Sinha, Esha, Associate Program Officer ||(202) 334-3946 |
|Siri, Michael J., Program Coordinator ||(202) 334-3113 |
|Thomas, Cynthia, Senior Program Officer ||offsite |
|White, Glenn D., Senior Program Officer ||(202) 334-3802 |
|White, Jordyn, Program Officer ||(202) 334-1552 |
|Wunderlich, Gooloo, Senior Program Officer ||offsite |
Constance F. Citro is director of the Committee on National Statistics, a position she has held since May 2004. She previously served as acting chief of staff (December 2003-April 2004) and as senior study director (1986-2003). She began her career with CNSTAT in 1984 as study director for the panel that produced The Bicentennial Census: New Directions for Methodology in 1990. She received her B.A. in political science from the University of Rochester, and M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. Prior to joining CNSTAT, she held positions as vice president of Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and Data Use and Access Laboratories, Inc. She was an American Statistical Association/National Science Foundation/Census research fellow in 1985-1986, and is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. For CNSTAT, she directed evaluations of the 2000 census, the Survey of Income and Program Participation, microsimulation models for social welfare programs, and the NSF science and engineering personnel data system, in addition to studies on institutional review boards and social science research, estimates of poverty for small geographic areas, data and methods for retirement income modeling, and a new approach for measuring poverty. She co-edited the 2nd–5th editions of Principles and Practices for a Federal Statistical Agency, and contributed to studies on measuring racial discrimination, expanding access to research data, the usability of estimates from the American Community Survey, the National Children’s Study research plan, and the Census Bureau’s 2010 census program of experiments and evaluations.
Michael L. Cohen is a senior program officer for the Committee on National Statistics. He is currently serving as co-study director/study director for the Panel on Research Methodologies and Statistical Approaches to Understanding Driver Fatigue Factors in Motor Carrier Safety and Driver Health, for planning meetings on the use of observational data to learn about the well-being of the elderly population for the National Institute on Aging, and finishing up the work of the Panel on the Theory and Application of Reliability Growth Modeling to Defense Systems. He was a mathematical statistician at the Energy Information Administration, an assistant professor at the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland, and a visiting lecturer in statistics at Princeton University. His general area of interest is the use of statistics in public policy, with particular focus in census undercount, model validation, and robust estimation. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Michigan and an M.S. and Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University.
Daniel L. Cork is a senior program officer for the Committee on National Statistics, currently serving as study director of the Panel to Review the 2010 Census and the Workshop on the Benefits (and Burdens) of the American Community Survey. From September 2012 to January 2013, he served on a detail to the Statistical and Science Policy Office at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. He joined the CNSTAT staff in 2000, and has served as study director or program officer for several CNSTAT census panels, including the Panels on Residence Rules in the Decennial Census, Research on Future Census Methods (2010 Planning panel), Design of the 2010 Census Program of Experiments and Evaluations, and Review of the 2000 Census. He also directed CNSTAT’s Panel to Review the Programs of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (in cooperation with the Committee on Law and Justice) and was senior program officer for the Panel on the Feasibility, Accuracy, and Technical Capability of a National Ballistics Database (joint with the Committee on Law and Justice and the National Materials Advisory Board). His research interests include quantitative criminology, geographical analysis, Bayesian statistics, and statistics in sports. He holds a B.S. in statistics from George Washington University, an M.S. in statistics, and a joint Ph.D. in statistics and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University.
Hermann Habermann joined the CNSTAT staff in September 2009 as a senior program officer, working part-time to organize a workshop on enhancing research and development for the federal statistical system. He has held several positions in his career, including deputy director of the U.S. Census Bureau, director of the United Nations Statistics Division, and chief of statistical policy at the Office of Management and Budget. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the National Academy of Public Administration and a past member of CNSTAT. He holds a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At present he consults for various international organizations including the United Nations and the World Bank.Brian Harris-Kojetin is the deputy director and study director for the Panel on Improving Federal Statistics for Policy and Social Science Research Using Multiple Data Sources and State-Of-The-Art Estimation Methods. He comes from OMB where he served as senior statistician in the Statistical and Science Policy Office. He chaired the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology and was the lead at OMB on issues related to standards for statistical surveys, survey nonresponse, survey respondent incentives, and the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA). He also served as the desk officer for the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the demographic programs of the U.S. Census Bureau. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and an adjunct faculty member at the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. Prior to joining OMB in 2001, he was the senior project leader of Research Standards and Practices at the Arbitron Company. He also previously served as a research psychologist in the Office of Survey Methods Research in the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He has a B.A. in psychology and religious studies from the University of Denver and a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Minnesota.
Seth Hauser joined the CNSTAT staff in February 2015 as a senior program officer, on a temporary assignment to CNSTAT, where he served from 2002 to 2003, contributing to two reports: Measuring Racial Discrimination (2004) and The 2000 Census: Counting Under Adversity (2004). In the interim, Seth spent more than a decade as an analyst and manager of analysts in the U.S. intelligence community, focused largely on security dynamics in East Asia. Seth received his Ph.D. in sociology and M.A. in statistics from the University of Michigan and his B.A. in social policy from Carleton College.
Carol C. House is a senior program officer for the Committee on National Statistics. She is currently serving as study director for the two projects: a review and evaluation of the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation; and a workshop on measuring R&D expenditures in the nonprofit sector. She has directed projects on the National Crime Victimization Survey’s measures of rape and sexual assault, and on redesign options for the Consumer Expenditure surveys. She retired from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA, in 2010 where she was deputy administrator for programs and products and chair of the Agricultural Statistics Board. Her previous positions at NASS included associate administrator, director of research and development, and director of survey management. She has provided statistical consulting in China, Poland, Columbia, and the Dominican Republic. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. Her graduate training was in mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Nancy J. Kirkendall is a senior program officer for the Committee on National Statistics. Currently, she is study director for the panel on Methods for Integrating Multiple Data Sources to Improve Crop Estimates, the workshop on Model Based Methods for Agricultural Estimates of Livestock, and the workshop on Rural Classifications. In 2008, she retired from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), where she was director of the Statistics and Methods Group. She spent three years as part of the Statistical Policy Branch, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget where she served as the desk officer for the U.S. Census Bureau, the chair of the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology, and led a variety of interagency activities. For almost 25 years, she taught part-time at the George Washington University in both the statistics department and the engineering management and systems engineering department. She is a past vice president of the American Statistical Association and a past president of the Washington Statistical Society. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a recipient of the American Statistical Association’s Founder’s Award and the Roger Herriot Award for Innovation in Federal Statistics. She holds a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from George Washington University, and bachelors and masters degrees in mathematics from Ohio State University.
Christopher Mackie is a study director with the Committee on National Statistics specializing in economic measurement and statistics. He is currently serving as study director for an expert panel charged with assessing the economic and fiscal consequences of immigration. Recently, he completed projects on the measurement of self-reported well-being and on measuring civic engagement and social cohesion. He has served as study director for a range of projects, including those that produced the reports At What Price? Conceptualizing and Measuring Cost-of-Living and Price Indexes; Beyond the Market: Designing Nonmarket Accounts for the United States; Understanding Business Dynamics: an Integrated Data System for America’s Future; Accounting for Health and Health Care: Approaches to Measuring the Sources and Costs of Their Improvement; and Improving Measurement of Productivity in Higher Education. He is also author of Canonizing Economic Theory: How Theories and Ideas Are Selected in Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina, and has held teaching positions at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Tulane University.
Krisztina Marton is a senior program officer with the Committee on National Statistics. She is currently serving as study director for the Panel on Addressing Priority Technical Issues for the American Community Survey and the Standing Committee on Integrating New Behavioral Health Measures Into the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Data Collection Programs. Previously, she led CNSTAT’s contribution to the Committee on Human Spaceflight and was the study director for the Panel on the Statistical Methods for Measuring the Group Quarters Population in the American Community Survey, the Panel on Redesigning the Commercial Buildings and Residential Energy Consumption Surveys of the Energy Information Administration, the Workshop on the Future of Federal Household Surveys, and an expert meeting on more efficient screening methods for the Health and Retirement Study of the National Institute on Aging. Prior to joining CNSTAT, she was a survey researcher at Mathematica Policy Research (MPR) where she conducted methodological research and oversaw data collections for the National Science Foundation, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and other clients. Previously, she was a survey director in the Ohio State University Center for Survey Research. She has a Ph.D. in communication with an interdisciplinary specialization in survey research from Ohio State University. TOP
Esha Sinha joined the Committee on National Statistics as an associate program officer in July 2009. Previously, she worked extensively with SUNY Binghamton student records on such topics as whether advanced placement or SAT scores are better predictors of college success and performance of transfer students. She is currently involved in two expert panels and one workshop. She has worked on a variety of CNSTAT panel studies, workshops, and planning meetings. She coedited Improving Measurement of Productivity in Higher Education and was co-rapporteur of National Patterns of R&D Resources: Future Directions for Contents and Methods: Summary of a Workshop. She earned her M.A. degree in economics from GIPE, India, and worked for a year as research assistant in the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, before attending SUNY Binghamton. She completed her Ph.D. in economics at SUNY Binghamton under the direction of former CNSTAT study director Prof. Edward C. Kokkelenberg.
Cynthia Thomas is a senior program officer for the Committee on National Statistics. She is currently directing a standing committee on the future of NSF’s social science surveys and a planning meeting on principles and practices for federal evaluation programs, funded by a consortium of agencies. She has more than 30 years of experience directing large-scale research and evaluation projects on such topics as aging and health care, welfare and poverty, disability, social services, housing, and employment. She has organized and chaired expert panels, developed questionnaires, managed research and data collection staff, and prepared reports and issue papers for federal agencies. She has taught at several universities and served as associate clinical professor of epidemiology and population health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She worked at Westat from 1992 to 2014 as a senior study director, and she previously worked at NORC at the University of Chicago and Mathematica Policy Research. She has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Rochester.
Glenn D. White is a senior program officer for the Committee on National Statistics. Currently he is the study director for the Panel on Reengineering the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Economic Surveys. In 2014, Glenn retired from Ernst & Young LLP after 16 years where he was the Survey Practice Leader for the Quantitative Economics and Statistics group located in Washington, DC. He brings more than 30 years' experience as a Mathematical Statistician with the U.S. Census Bureau and the Internal Revenue Service. His strengths include project management, learning a client’s operation to develop sampling procedures in non-traditional processes to give reliable quality measures, customer service interaction, teaching statistical tools to non-statisticians, quality assurance, surveys, survey process review and improvement. Glenn has been an adjunct faculty member of The George Washington University, teaching a graduate course in Survey Management. He is member of the American Statistical Association, the Washington Statistical Society, and the American Association for Public Opinion Research. He has held elected and appointed office in the American Statistical Association and Washington Statistical Society. He has presented and published several statistical papers. Glenn received his M.S. in Biostatistics from the University of Vermont, and a B.A. in Mathematics/Biology from the University of San Diego.
TOP Jordyn White is a program officer for the Committee on National Statistics. She is currently working on the Panel to Reengineer the 2020 Census, as well as with the Board on Testing and Assessment on a joint BOTA-CNSTAT project to evaluate the achievement levels for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Jordyn comes to CNSTAT from having worked five years at the U.S. Census Bureau; she first worked on the methodology, design, implementation, and production of the American Community Survey, and later served on the 2020 Census Non-Response Follow-Up development and operations planning team. She has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.A. in criminal justice from St. Joseph’s University. Jordyn is also co-founder and general manager of the Washington Prodigy, a nonprofit, semi-professional women’s full-contact football team in the Independent Women’s Football League.
Gooloo S. Wunderlich is a senior program officer at the Committee on National Statistics. She has over 50 years of experience at the program and policy levels in health and population policy analysis, research, and statistics in the U.S. Public Health Service, President’s National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty, the Bureau of the Census, and at the Academies. Her professional interests and experience have focused on the conduct and analysis of national health surveys, analysis and public policy formulation relating to population research, family planning, aging, long-term care, disability, and a wide range of health policy issues. At the Academies, she has served as study director for numerous projects including: Measuring Medical Care Economic Risk, the workshop on Improving the Health Care Cost Projections for the Medicare Population, the workshop on Improving the Measurement of Late-Life Disability, Review of the National Children’s Study Research Plan, USDA’s Measurement of Food Insecurity and Hunger in the United States, the Future of Rural Health, the Social Security Administration’s Disability Decision Process Research, Improving the Quality of Long-Term, Adequacy of Nurse Staffing in Hospitals and Nursing Homes, and the National Health Care Survey. Prior to joining the Academies, she was director of the Division of Data Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, serving for many years as the focus throughout the Public Health Service for data policy development, planning, analysis, coordination of health information systems, and statistical activities. She directed the review and approval of statistical, research, evaluation, administrative, and regulatory data collection activities throughout the Public Health Service agencies. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Bombay, India, and has completed two years of post-doctoral studies in sociology and demography at the University of Minnesota and the University of Chicago.