Dr. Lawrence D. Brown - (Chair)
University of Pennsylvania
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.
Dr. John M. Abowd
John M. Abowd is Edmund Ezra Day professor economics and professor of 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), and research associate at IZA (Institute for Labor Economics, 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 an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.
Dr. David Card
University of California, Berkeley
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 is a member of the Council, Econometric Society and has served as president of the Society of Labor Economics. 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.
Dr. Alicia Carriquiry
Iowa State University
Alicia Carriquiry is distinguished professor of liberal arts and sciences and professor of statistics at Iowa State University. Her research interests include Bayesian statistics and general methods. Her recent work focuses on nutrition and dietary assessment, as well as on problems in genomics, forensic sciences, and traffic safety. She is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and a fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. She has served on the executive committee of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, of the American Statistical Association and of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis and on the Council of the International Statistical Institute. She has served on several committees in the National Academy of Sciences. She has an M.Sc. from the University of Illinois, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in statistics and animal genetics from Iowa State University.
Dr. Constantine Gatsonis
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.
Dr. James S. House
University of Michigan
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.
Dr. Michael Hout
University of California, Berkeley
Michael Hout (NAS) is Natalie Cohen professor of sociology and Demography at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Berkeley Population Center. In his research, he uses demographic methods to study social change in inequality, religion, and politics. 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.
Dr. Sallie Keller
University of Waterloo
Sallie Keller is vice-president Academic & Provost at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Previous to accepting this position, she was director of the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute. Prior to this she was the William and Stephanie Sick dean of engineering at Rice University. Her other appointments include head 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. 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 and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is also a fellow and past president of the American Statistical Association. She has served as a member of the Board on Mathematical Sciences and its Applications and has chaired the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics. She has a Ph.D. in statistics from the Iowa State University of Science and Technology.
Dr. Lisa M. Lynch
Lisa Lynch is dean and Maurice B. Hexter professor of social and economic policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. Prior to this she was chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, director and chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and a faculty member at Tufts University, M.I.T., The Ohio State University, and the University of Bristol. She is currently a member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Academic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and is president-elect of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. 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. She has an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Dr. Sally C. Morton
University of Pittsburgh
Sally C. Morton is professor and chair of biostatistics in the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. Previously, she was vice president for statistics and epidemiology at RTI International, head of the RAND Corporation’s statistics group and codirector of the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center. Her interests include comparative effectiveness research, the use of meta-analysis in evidence-based medicine, and the sampling of vulnerable populations. She was the 2009 president of the American Statistical Association (ASA), and is a fellow of the ASA and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and is the chair-elect of Section U of the AAAS. She is a founding editor of Statistics, Politics, and Policy. She has served as a member of several Institute of Medicine (IOM) committees concerning systematic reviews and comparative effectiveness. She has a Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University.
Dr. Ruth D. Peterson
The Ohio State University
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.
Dr. Edward H. Shortliffe
Arizona State University
Edward H. Shortliffe (IOM) is a scholar in residence at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City. He also holds academic positions as an adjunct professor of biomedical informatics at both Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and Arizona State University. 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, Arizona State University, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Columbia University, and Stanford University. 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, a Ph.D. in medical information sciences, and an M.D. from Stanford University.
Dr. Hal S. Stern
University of California, Irvine
Hal Stern is Ted and Janice Smith Family Foundation dean and professor of statistics at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to this he held academic appointments at Iowa State University and Harvard University. An expert in Bayesian modeling and techniques, he is coauthor of Bayesian Data Analysis. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and currently serves as application and case studies and coordinating editor for the association’s flagship journal, Journal of the American Statistical Association. He has served on numerous panels at the National Academies including the Panel on Usability of the American Community Survey and the Panel on Missing Data in Clinical Trials. He has a Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University.
Mr. John H. Thompson
National Opinion Research Center
John H. Thompson is president of the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) and previously NORC’s executive vice president for survey operations. He came to NORC in 2002 after a 27-year career at the U.S. Census Bureau, where, as one the bureau’s most senior career officers, he had responsibility for all aspects of the 2000 census, including management, operations, and methodology. He is an acknowledged expert in the field of social science research, with a special emphasis on large and complex surveys. His recent work includes serving as project director for the National Immunization Survey (NIS), which NORC conducts on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He served on the CNSTAT Panel on the Design of the 2010 Census Program of Evaluations and Experiments and is serving on the CNSTAT Panel to Review the 2010 Census. He has a B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from Virginia Tech University.
Dr. Roger Tourangeau
Roger Tourangeau is a vice president at Westat in Rockville, MD. He was previously research professor at the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center and director of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JSPM) at the University of Maryland. Prior to that, he worked at the Gallup Organization and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). He has helped design and conduct studies involving a wide range of topics, including secondary and postsecondary education, labor force participation, privacy attitudes, health care costs and utilization, and sexual behavior. He is well-known for his methodological research on the impact of different modes of data collection and on the cognitive processes underlying survey responses. He is the lead author of a book on the latter topic (The Psychology of Survey Response, co-authored with Lance Rips and Kenneth Rasinski, 2000); this book received the 2006 AAPOR Book Award. He is also one of the co-editors of a collection of papers (Cognition and Survey Research, 1999) from a conference on cognitive aspects of survey response. In addition, he has published many papers on mode effects and other methodological issues in surveys. In 2002, he received the Helen Dinerman Award for his work on the cognitive aspects of survey methodology—this is the highest honor given by the World Association for Public Opinion Research. He received the 2005 AAPOR Innovators Award (along with Tom Jabine, Miron Straf, and Judy Tanur). He was also elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1999 for his work on survey measurement error and his contributions to federal surveys as a sampling statistician. He has served on the Panel on Residency Rules for the Decennial Census and the Panel on Design of the 2010 Census Program of Evaluation and Experiments. He has a Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University.