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Coordinating and Sustaining Federal Statistics

Decennial Census and American Community Survey

Economic Measurement

Federal Household and Business Surveys

Health and Social Welfare

Principles and Practices for a Federal Statistical Agency

Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Indicators

Statistical Methods and Estimates for Policy Use

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

 

Lawrence D. Brown (Chair), Department of Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

John M. Abowd, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
Mary Ellen Bock, Department of Statistics, Purdue University
David Card, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley 
Michael E. Chernew, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Don A. Dillman, Department of Sociology, Washington State University
Constantine Gatsonis, Center for Statistical Sciences, Brown University

James S. House, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social research, University of Michigan

Michael Hout, Survey Research Center, University of California, Berkeley

Sallie Keller, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Lisa Lynch, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
Thomas L. Mesenbourg, Retired, Formerly U.S. Census Bureau
Sarah M. Nusser, Department of Statistics, Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, Iowa State University

Colm A. O'Muircheartaigh, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago
Ruth D. Peterson, Criminal Justice Research Center, The Ohio State University

Edward H. Shortliffe, Columbia University and Arizona State University

 

 

Lawrence D. Brown (chair) is Miers Busch professor in the Department of Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is an expert in statistical foundations, conditional inference, sequential methods, exponential families, and decision theory.  He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of both the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American Statistical Association. He has served on many NAS/NRC committees including the Board on Mathematical Sciences, the Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, and the Committee on National Statistics (1999-2005). He was committee chair and co-editor for NRC reports entitled Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the US Economy and Envisioning the 2020 Census.  He has a B.S. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in statistics from Cornell University. 

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John M. Abowd is Edmund Ezra Day professor economics and professor of statistics and information science at Cornell University. He is research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, research affiliate at the Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique (CREST, Paris, France), research fellow at IZA (Institute for Labor Economics, Germany), and research fellow at IAB (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt-und Berufsforschung, Germany). His current research focuses on the creation, dissemination, privacy protection, and use of linked, longitudinal data on employees and employers. He served on the faculty at Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before coming to Cornell. His National Academies’ service includes membership on the CNSTAT Panel on Measuring Business Formation, Dynamics, and Performance, the CNSTAT Panel on Access to Research Data: Balancing Risks and Opportunities, and the CNSTAT Panel on Measuring and Collecting Pay Information from U.S. Employers by Gender, Race, and National Origin (chair). He has a B.A. in economics from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.

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Mary Ellen Bock is a professor of statistics at Purdue University. Her current research interests include bioinformatics and biologically related disciplines (genomics, nutrition, proteomics), massive data and additive manufacturing. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the American Statistical Association. She is a past president of the American Statistical Association. She has been elected to offices in the Mathematics Section and in the Statistics Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has previously served on the NRC Panel for Information Technology, Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications, U.S. National Committee for Mathematics, Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, and Panel for Computing and Applied Mathematics. Dr. Bock received a B.A. in German and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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David Card is the Class of 1950 professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and the director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Before coming to Berkeley in 1997, he held positions at the University of Chicago, Princeton, and Columbia. Dr. Card’s current research interests include the causes and consequences of racial segregation, the economic impacts of immigration, and the effects of health insurance on health care utilization and health. Dr. Card received the Frisch Medal in 2007 for a 2005 paper in Econometrica with D. Hyslop, the IZA Prize in Labor Economics from Germany’s Institute for the Study of Labor, the leading award for labor economists in 2006, and was honored by the American Economic Association in 1995 with the John Bates Clark Medal. He has served as co-editor of American Economic Review and Econometrica; as associate editor of the Journal of Labor Economics; and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Population Economics, Canadian Public Policy, AEJ: Applied Economics, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He is a fellow of the Society of Labor Economics, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society. He will be president of the Western Economics Association in 2015-16, and previously served as president of the Society of Labor Economics and vice president of the American Economic Association. Dr. Card has previously served on the NRC/IOM Board on Children, Youth and Families and the NRC Steering Committee on Projections of Scientists and Engineers. Dr. Card received a B.A. from Queen’s University and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

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Michael E. Chernew (IOM) is a professor of health care policy in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His research examines several areas related to controlling health care spending growth while maintaining or improving the quality of care. His work on consumer incentives focuses on Value Based Insurance Design (VBID), which aligns patient cost sharing with clinical value. Several large companies have adopted these approaches, and Dr. Chernew’s ongoing work includes evaluations and design of such programs. His work on payment reform involves evaluation of bundled payment initiatives, including global payment models that include pay-for-performance components. Related research examines the effects of changes in Medicare Advantage payment rates. Additional research explores the causes and consequences of rising health care spending and geographic variation in spending, spending growth, and quality. He is the co-editor of the American Journal of Managed Care and senior associate editor of Health Services Research. He has served on the editorial boards of Health Affairs and Medical Care Research and Review. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which is an independent agency established to advise the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program, a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisors, and a member of the Commonwealth Foundation’s Commission on a High Performance Health Care System. In 2000, 2004 and 2010, he served on technical advisory panels for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that reviewed the assumptions used by the Medicare actuaries to assess the financial status of the Medicare trust funds. On the panels, Dr. Chernew focused on the methodology used to project trends in long-term health care cost growth. In 1998, he was awarded the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators by the Association of University Programs in Public Health. In 1999, he received the Alice S. Hersh Young Investigator Award from the Association of Health Services Research. He is serving on the IOM Committee on Determination of Essential Health Benefits and previously served on the Committee on Disability in America: A New Look. Dr. Chernew received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.
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Don A. Dillman is Regents professor in the Department of Sociology, Washington State University. He also serves as the deputy director for research and development in the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center at Washington State University. From 1991 to 1995, he served as the senior survey methodologist in the Office of the Director at the U.S. Census Bureau. His work at the Census Bureau resulted in him receiving the Roger Herriot Award for Innovation in Federal Statistics in 2000. He is recognized internationally as a major contributor to the development of modern mail, telephone, and Internet survey methods. Throughout his time at Washington State University, he has maintained an active research program on the improvement of survey methods and how information technologies influence rural development. He has served as investigator on more than 80 grants and contracts worth approximately $12.5 million, and written 13 books and more than 235 other publications. He holds numerous memberships in professional organizations, including the American Sociological Associations, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Statistical Association. He served as past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and the Rural Sociological Society. He chaired the NRC Panel on Redesigning the BLS Consumer Expenditures Surveys, and served as a member of the NRC Panel on Redesigning the Commercial Building and Residential Energy Consumption Surveys, the Panel on Residence Rules in the Decennial Census, and the Survey of Earned Doctorates Advisory Panel. He has a B.A. in agronomy, an M.S. in rural sociology, and a Ph.D. in sociology, all from Iowa State University. 
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Constantine Gatsonis is Henry Ledyard Goddard university professor of biostatistics and chair of the Department of Biostatistics at Brown. He joined the faculty in 1995 and became the founding director of the Center for Statistical Sciences. He is a leading authority on the design and analysis of clinical trials of diagnostic and screening modalities and has extensive involvement in methodological research in medical technology assessment and in health services and outcomes research. He is group statistician for the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN), an NCI-funded collaborative group conducting multi-center studies of diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapy for cancer. He is the founding editor-in-chief of Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology and serves as a deputy editor of Academic Radiology and a member of the editorial board of Clinical Trials. Previous editorial experience includes membership of the editorial boards of Statistics in Medicine and Medical Decision Making. Dr. Gatsonis was elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Association for Health Services Research. He has a B.A. in mathematics from Princeton, an M.A. in mathematics from Cornell, and a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from Cornell.

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James S. House (NAS/IOM) is the Angus Campbell distinguished university professor of survey research, public policy, and sociology at the University of Michigan.  He has previously held positions at Duke University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  His research interests include social psychology, political sociology, social structure and personality, psychosocial and socioeconomic factors in health, survey research methods, and American society.  Dr. House is a member of several professional associations and societies, including: the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Sociological Association.  He has served as editor or associate editor of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Work & Stress and Journal of Occupational Behavior; and has served on the editorial board of Sociometry, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, and Annual Review of Sociology.  He has previously served on the NRC Panel on Race, Ethnicity, and Health in Later Life; IOM Membership Committee; IOM Membership Section Leaders; and has served as an NAS section liaison for the social and political sciences.  Dr. House received a B.A. in history from Haverford College, and a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan.

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Michael Hout (NAS) is a professor of sociology at New York University. He teaches courses on social change, inequality, population, and data analysis. Prior to this position, he was Natalie Cohen Professor of Sociology and Demography at the University of California, Berkeley. In his research, Dr. Hout uses demographic methods to study social change in inequality, religion, and politics. Century of Difference: How America Changed Over the Last One Hundred Years, his 2006 book with Claude Fischer, exemplifies his research agenda. His other books include The Truth about Conservative Christians with Andrew Greeley (University of Chicago Press, 2006), Inequality by Design (Princeton Univ. Press, 1996) with five Berkeley colleagues, and Following in Father's Footsteps: Social Mobility in Ireland (Harvard Univ. Press 1989). He has published over 90 articles in academic journals. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. His previous National Academies service includes membership on the DBASSE Board on Testing and Assessment, the Panel on Measuring Higher Education Productivity, the Committee on Incentives and Test-based Accountability (which he chaired), and the Committee for the Redesign of the U.S. Naturalization Tests. He has a B.A. in history and sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Indiana University.

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Sallie Keller is director and professor of statistics for the Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory within the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech University. Formerly she was professor of statistics at University of Waterloo and their vice-president, Academic & Provost. Prior to this she was the director of the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute in Washington DC. Prior to this she was the William and Stephanie Sick dean of engineering and professor of statistics at Rice University. Her other appointments include head of the Statistical Sciences group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Statistics at Kansas State University, and statistics program director at the National Science Foundation. She has served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Mathematical Sciences and its Applications, has chaired the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, and is currently a member of the Committee on National Statistics. Her areas of research are uncertainty quantification, computational and graphical statistics and related software and modeling techniques, and data access and confidentiality. She is a national associate of the National Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected member of the International Statistics Institute, and member of the JASON advisory group. She is also a fellow and past president of the American Statistical Association. She holds a Ph.D. in statistics from the Iowa State University of Science and Technology.

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Lisa Lynch is provost and Maurice B. Hexter professor of social and economic policy at Brandeis University. Prior to this she was dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow at IZA (Institute for Labor Economics, Germany) and a member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She has published extensively on issues such as the impact of technological change and organizational innovation (especially training) on productivity and wages, the determinants of youth unemployment, and the school to work transition. A former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor (1995-1997), director and chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (2004-2009), and past president of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, she has also held faculty positions at Tufts University, M.I.T., The Ohio State University, and the University of Bristol. She has a B.A. in economics and political science from Wellesley College and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Thomas L. Mesenbourg retired as acting director of the U.S. Census Bureau in August 2013. He served as deputy director from May 2008-August 2012. Before being named deputy director, he was associate director for economic programs, with responsibility for the Economic Directorate’s myriad programs, including the Economic Census and the Census of Governments and over 100 monthly, quarterly, and annual surveys. He joined the Census Bureau in 1972. In 2004, he received a Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Senior Executives, government’s highest award for career executives. In October 2012, Mr. Mesenbourg received the Roger W. Jones Award from American University for exceptional leadership among people who devoted themselves to federal public service, and in 2011 he received the Julius Shiskin Award for economic statistics. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Boston University and his M.A. in economics from Pennsylvania State University.
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Sarah M. Nusser is vice president for research and professor in the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University. She was recently director of the Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology. She was a senior research fellow at BLS from 2000 to 2001 and a mathematical statistician at USDA NASS in 2011. Her research interests include using geospatial data in survey data collection and estimation, sampling and estimation methods for agricultural and natural resource surveys, and sample design and measurement error in surveys. She is familiar with the American Community Survey and other U.S. Census Bureau surveys through her work with Census Bureau researchers on using geospatial data for address listings and her service on the Census Advisory Committee of Professional Associations. She also has experience with administrative records data bases through research involving welfare program evaluation and numerous operational survey projects. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistics Institute. She serves on the UN Food and Agriculture Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics, and has served on the NRC Workshop on the Food Availability Data System and Estimates of Food Loss, the NRC Panel on Redesigning the BLS Consumer Expenditures Surveys, Panel on Estimating Children Eligible for School Nutrition Programs Using the American Community Survey, and Committee on Social Security Representative Payees. She received a B.S. in botany from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.S. in botany from North Carolina State University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in statistics from Iowa State University. 

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Colm A. O'Muircheartaigh is dean of the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies, professor in the Harris School, and senior fellow in the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). He is one of the nation’s leading experts in the design and implementation of social investigations. An applied statistician, he has focused his research on the design of complex surveys across a wide range of populations and topics, and on fundamental issues of data quality, including the impact of errors in responses to survey questions, cognitive aspects of question wording, and latent variable models for non-response. He joined the Harris School faculty in 1998 from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he was the first director of the Methodology Institute and a faculty member of the Department of Statistics since 1971. A fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, he has served as a consultant to a wide range of public and commercial organizations around the world, including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations. He served on the NRC Panel on Residence Rules in the Decennial Census. He received his undergraduate education at University College Dublin, and his graduate education at the London School of Economics.
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Ruth D. Peterson is professor of sociology and director of the Criminal Justice Research Center at Ohio State University, where she has been on the faculty since 1985. She has conducted research on legal decision making and sentencing, crime and deterrence, and most recently, patterns of urban crime. She is widely published in the areas of capital punishment, race, gender, and socioeconomic disadvantage.  Her current research focuses on the linkages among racial residential segregation, concentrated social disadvantage and race-specific crime, and the social context of prosecutorial and court decisions. She served on the CNSTAT Panel to Review the Programs of the Bureau of Justice Statistics and is a member of the NRC Committee on Law and Justice. She has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin.

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Edward H. Shortliffe (IOM) is professor of biomedical informatics and senior advisor to the executive vice provost in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona Status University in Phoenix. A resident of New York City when not in Arizona, he is also a scholar in residence at the New York Academy of Medicine, adjunct professor of biomedical informatics at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and adjunct professor of health policy and research at Weill Cornell Medical College. Previously, he served as president and chief executive officer of the American Medical Informatics Association and before that held academic positions at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (professor of biomedical informatics), University of Arizona College of Medicine (founding dean of Phoenix Campus), Columbia University (professor of biomedical informatics), and Stanford University (professor of medicine). His research interests include the broad range of issues related to integrated decision-support systems, their effective implementation, and the role of the Internet in health care. Dr. Shortliffe received an A.B. in applied mathematics from Harvard College, and both a Ph.D. in medical information sciences and an M.D. from Stanford University.

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