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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on National Statistics
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Standing Committee on the Future of NSF-Supported Social Science Surveys

Member Biographies

Barbara Entwisle (Chair) is the Kenan Distinguished professor of sociology and the vice chancellor for research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is a social demographer interested in the social context of demographic and health behavior, and her current research is divided into two sets of projects. In one set of projects, based in Northeast Thailand, she is investigating demographic responses to rapid social change, migration and social networks, and the interrelationships between population and environment. In the other set, she is building on her experience leading the North Carolina vanguard components of the National Children's Study, a large longitudinal study of how social, behavioral, community, and environmental factors affect human health and development. She has served on various National Academy of Sciences committees, including the Board on Research Data and Information; the Committee on Population; the U.S. National Committee for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis; the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change; and the Panel on New Research on Population and the Environment. She also previously directed the Carolina Population Center from 2002 to 2010. She has an A.B. in sociology/anthropology from Swarthmore College, and both an A.M. and Ph.D. in sociology from Brown University.

Dan A. Black is the deputy dean and professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and Director of the Chicago Harris Ph.D. program. He also serves as a senior fellow at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). His research focuses on labor economics and applied econometrics, and his papers have appeared in top journals in economics, statistics, and demography. He is the project director for the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Labor Economics, Labour Economics, and the Journal of Urban Economics. From 2007 to 2008, he served on the National Academy of Science’s Panel to Assess the Benefits of the American Community Survey for the National Science Foundation's Science Resources Statistics Division, which produced the report Using the American Community Survey for the National Science Foundation's Science and Engineering Workforce Statistics Programs (National Academies Press, 2008). He has also served on panels for the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Science Foundation. He has also served as a consultant for the New Zealand and Australian governments. Previously, he was on faculty at the University of Kentucky and Syracuse University and held visiting appointments at the University of Chicago, Australian National University, and Carnegie Mellon University. He has a B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of Kansas and an M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from Purdue University.

Henry E. Brady is dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch professor of political science and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include electoral politics and political participation, management information systems, program evaluation, and social welfare policy. He has co-authored and co-edited several award-winning books on political participation, political methodology, the dynamics of public opinion, and other related topics. He has also written numerous articles on these topics for a variety of peer-reviewed journals. He has worked for the Office of Management and Budget and other organizations in Washington, D.C. He is past president of the American Political Science Association, past president of the Political Methodology Society of the American Political Science Association, and was the director of the University of California’s Survey Research Center from 1998 to 2009. He was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003 and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2006. He has served on several panels for the National Academy of Sciences, including the Board on Research Data and Information; the Steering Committee for a Workshop on Developing a New National Survey on Social Mobility; and the Panel on Assessing Behavioral and Social Science Research on Aging. He has a B.A. from Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Angus S. Deaton (NAS) is the Dwight D. Eisenhower professor of economics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Economics at Princeton University. His main research areas are health, well-being, and economic development, and his current research focuses on the determinants of health in rich and poor countries, as well as on the measurement of poverty in India and around the world. He also maintains a long-standing interest in the analysis of household surveys. He is a member of the Economic Sciences Section of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), a position he was elected to in 2015. He served on the Committee on National Statistics from 1989 to 1992 and has served on three NAS panels: the Panel on Race, Ethnicity, and Health in Later Life; the Panel on Conceptual, Measurement, and Other Statistical Issues in Developing Cost-of-Living Indexes for Indexing Federal Programs; and the Panel on Poverty and Family Assistance: Concepts, Information Needs, and Measurement Methods. He is a corresponding fellow of the British Academy and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is also a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Econometric Society. He also served as president of the American Economic Association in 2009. In October 2015, he was awarded theThe Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015. He was awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in 2012, and was the first recipient of the Econometric Society's Frisch Medal in 1978. He holds dual citizenship within Britain and the U.S., and has taught at Cambridge University and the University of Bristol in Britain. He has a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in economics, all from the University of Cambridge.

Morris P. Fiorina, Jr. (NAS) is the Wendt Family professor of political science at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He has written widely on American politics, with special emphasis on the study of representation and elections. He has published numerous articles and written or edited twelve books, and has served on the editorial boards of a variety of journals in political science, political economy, law, and public policy. He is a member of the Social and Political Sciences Section of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), a position he was elected to in 1998. He has served on six NAS panels on election and civic engagement; most recently, the Panel on Measuring Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion to Inform Policy, which published the report Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion: Measuring Dimensions of Social Capital to Inform Policy (National Academies Press, 2014). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and has served as chairman of the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Studies. In 2006, the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section of the American Political Science Association awarded him the Warren E. Miller Prize for career contributions to the field. He has a B.A. in political science from Allegheny College and both an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Rochester.

Myron P. Gutmann is a professor of history and director of the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has broad interests in interdisciplinary research, especially health, population, economy, energy, and the environment. From 2009 to 2013, he served as assistant director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), leading their Social, Behavioral, & Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate. Before his service at NSF, he was a professor of history and information and research professor in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, where he served from 2001 to 2009 as director of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the world’s largest repository of publicly available data in the social and behavioral sciences. As the director of ICPSR, he was a leader in the archiving and dissemination of electronic research materials related to society, population, and health, with a special interest in the protection of respondent confidentiality. He has written or edited five books and more than 80 articles and chapters, and has served on numerous advisory committees and editorial boards. He has been awarded numerous awards and recognitions, including being named a Digital Preservation Pioneer by the Library of Congress in 2007, and elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011. He currently serves on the National Academy of Sciences Gulf Research Program Advisory Board, and has previously served on eight NAS committees focusing on environmental topics, population studies, and health. He has a B.A. from Columbia University, and both an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Princeton University.

Darrick Hamilton is an associate professor of economics and urban policy at The New School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Economics at The New School for Social Research. He is also an affiliate scholar at the Center for American Progress, and a co-associate director of the American Economic Association Summer Research and Minority Scholarship Program. He is a stratification economist whose work focuses on the causes, consequences and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes, which includes an examination of the intersection of identity, racism, colorism, and socioeconomic outcomes. He has authored numerous articles on socioeconomic stratification in education, marriage, wealth, homeownership, health (including mental health), and labor market outcomes. His research has been supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is also co-associate director of the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics program, serving on the Board of Overseers for the General Social Survey, and a co-principal investigator of the National Asset Scorecard in Communities of Color project. Previously, he served as associate director of the American Economic Association Summer Research and Minority Training Program, a Ford Foundation Fellow on Poverty, the Underclass and Public Policy at the Poverty Research and Training Center, the Program for Research on Black Americans at the University of Michigan, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the Institution for Policy Studies at Yale University. He has a B.A. in economics from Oberlin College and a  Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Pamela Herd is a professor of public affairs and sociology in the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Research on Poverty. Her research focuses on aging, policy, health, and inequality, with two main areas of concentration: examining the effects of social policies (e.g. social security) on gender, race, and class inequalities and the relationship between social factors and health. She is the principal investigator of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, a member of the Board of Overseers of the General Social Survey, a member of the Board of Overseers of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. She co-authored Market Friendly or Family Friendly? The State and Gender Inequality in Old Age (2007), which is part of the American Sociological Association's Rose Series on Public Policy and the winner of the Gerontological Society of America Section on Behavioral and Social Sciences Kalish Publication Award. She is also the author of numerous articles and chapters that have appeared in journals such as Social ForcesGender and SocietyThe Journals of GerontologyJournal of Health and Social Behavior; and The Gerontologist. She has a B.A. in sociology from Colby College and a Ph.D. in sociology from Syracuse University.

Jon Krosnick is the Frederic O. Glover professor in humanities and social sciences at Stanford University as well as a professor of communication, political science, and psychology. In addition to his professorships, he directs the Political Psychology Research Group and the Summer Institute in Political Psychology. He is a social psychologist who researches attitude formation, change, and effects on the psychology of political behavior and related survey research methods. He has authored seven books and more than 190 articles and chapters on these topics. His scholarship has been recognized by a variety of professional organizations, including the AAPOR Award (the American Association for Public Opinion Research’s Lifetime Achievement Award); election as a fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the Erik Erikson Early Career Award for Excellence and Creativity in the Field of Political Psychology from the International Society of Political Psychology; a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; the Phillip Brickman Memorial Prize for Research in Social Psycholog; the American Political Science Association’s Best Paper Award; the American Association for Public Opinion Research Student Paper Award; the Midwest Political Science Association’s Pi Sigma Alpha Award; and the University of Wisconsin’s Brittingham Visiting Scholar Position. He has a B.A. in psychology from Harvard University and both an M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan.

Michael W. Link is the president and CEO of Abt SRBI, one of the nation’s largest survey, opinion, and policy research organizations. Previously, he served as vice president for the Research Methods Center of Excellence and chief methodologist at the Nielson Company in Atlanta, Georgia. His research focuses on developing methodologies for confronting issues facing survey research, including techniques for improving survey participation and data quality (use of address-based sampling, impact of call screening technologies), methodological issues involving use of multiple modes in data collection, and obtaining participation from populations that are difficult to survey. He is also involved with monitoring and implementing cost-effective methodological solutions for improving the quality of survey research methodologies. He was formerly a senior survey methodologist and acting branch chief at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). He has served on two National Academy of Science panels: the Panel on Addressing Priority Technical Issues for the Next Decade of the American Community Survey--First Phase and the Panel on Redesigning the BLS Consumer Expenditures Surveys. His numerous research articles have appeared in Public Opinion Quarterly and other leading scientific journals. He is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), the Southern Association for Public Opinion Research (SAPOR), and the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR). In 2011 he, along with several research colleagues, received AAPOR’s Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award for their work on address-based sampling designs. He has both an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of South Carolina.

Shelly J. Lundberg is the Leonard Broom Endowed chair in demography at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the associate director of the Broom Center for Demography. She is also an adjunct professor of economics at the University of Bergen in Norway and a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. Her research focuses on the economics of family behavior and the determinants of inequality, and she has contributed to research on the economics of discrimination, the modeling of resource allocation, and bargaining within households. Her current work examines the economic returns to psychosocial traits, the time allocation decisions of parents, and the impact of government-provided care for the elderly on the labor supply of adult children. She is a fellow and past president of the Society of Labor Economists, an associate editor of the Journal of Population Economics and the IZA World of Labor, and a member of the editorial boards of the American Economic Review and the Review of Economics of the Household. She has held appointments as a professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Washington, and Princeton University. She has also served as a visiting scholar for the Russell Sage Foundation and as a national fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. She has a B.A. from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She also has an honorary degree (honoris causa) from the University of Bergen in Norway.

David R. Williams (NAM) is the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman professor of public health at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and professor of African and African American Studies and of sociology at Harvard University. He is a social scientist who studies social influences on health, focusing on complex ways in which race, racism, socioeconomic status, stress, health behaviors and religious involvement can affect physical and mental health. He is the author of more than 325 scholarly papers, and his research has appeared in leading journals in sociology, psychology, medicine, public health and epidemiology. Currently, he directs the Lung Cancer Disparities Center at HSPH, one of 10 Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities funded by the National Institutes of Health. Previously, he held appointments at the University of Michigan, including Cruse Collegiate Professor of sociology, senior research scientist at the Institute of Social Research, and professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health. He also held appointments as professor of both sociology and public health at Yale University. He is a member of the Social Sciences, Humanities and Law Section of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, a position he was elected to in 2001. He has also served on a number of panels for the Academies on the topics of social determinants of health, socioeconomic and racial disparities in health, and religious involvement and health. He has also been involved in the development of health policy at the national level, serving on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. He has also held positions in the American Sociological Association, the American Public Health Association, and the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health. He has received numerous awards for his work, including being mentioned as one of the Top 10 Most Cited Researchers in the Social Sciences in “Essential Science Indicators”; the Most Cited Black Scholar in the Social Sciences from the Journal of Black Issues in Higher Education; and the Stephen Smith Award for Distinguished Contributions in Public Health from the New York Academy of Medicine. In 2011, he was the first non-white scholar to receive the Leo G. Reeder Award from the American Sociological Association. He has a B.Th. (Bachelor of Theology) from the University of the Southern Caribbean in Trinidad, an M.Div. (Master of Divinity) from Andrews University, an M.P.H. in Health Education from Loma Linda University, and both an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan.

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