David Hubble is senior statistician at Westat with extensive experience in designing, planning, and conducting demographic surveys and census evaluations at the U. S. Census Bureau. At Westat his work has involved the National Assessment of Education Progress, the Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey, and other survey design and technical assistance projects. His work covers many aspects of survey implementation, including survey design, sampling frame creation, sample selection, data collection methods, missing data mitigation, weighting procedures, estimation techniques, variance estimation, methodological investigations, and experimental designs. He was a member of the Panel to Review Alternative Data Sources for the Limited-English Proficiency Allocation Formula under Title III, Part A, Elementary and Secondary Education Act. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in statistics, from Boston University.
Linda A. Jacobsen
Population Reference Bureau, Inc.
Linda A. Jacobsen has been vice president of Domestic Programs at the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) since 2005. Before that time, she was a senior executive and chief demographer for two leading marketing information companies, the research director at American Demographics magazine, and a faculty member at Cornell University and the University of Iowa. She is a demographer with more than 25 years of experience analyzing U.S. population trends and their implications. She is co-author of PRB's recent Population Bulletin, “U.S. Economic and Social Trends Since 2000,” and has been a featured speaker on U.S. demographic trends at the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and at Harvard University’s Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress. She has also been interviewed on NBC, CBS, CNN, and NPR, as well as by many newspapers. She has extensive research experience with the American Community Survey (ACS) and co-authored two of the U.S. Census Bureau’s handbooks for understanding and using ACS data. Jacobsen is chair of the Government and Public Affairs Committee of the Population Association of America, and a member of the board of directors of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics. She has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Michael W. Link
A.C. Nielsen Company
Michael W. Link is chief methodologist for research methods at The Nielsen Company. He has a broad base of experience in survey research, having worked in academia (University of South Carolina, 1989-1999), not-for-profit research (RTI International, 1999-2004), government (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2004-2007), and the private sector (Nielsen, 2007-present). His research centers around developing methodologies for confronting some of the most pressing 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 (web, mail, CATI, field, mobile, meters), and obtaining participation from hard-to-survey populations (linguistically isolated, racial and ethnic groups). His research articles have appeared in Public Opinion Quarterly and other leading scientific journals. In 2011 he, along with several research colleagues, received AAPOR’s Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award for their work on address- based sampling designs. His current research focuses on emerging technologies, such as mobile and social platforms, as vehicles for measuring and understanding public attitudes and behaviors. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of South Carolina.
Jennifer H. Madans
National Center for Health Statistics
Jennifer Madans is co-deputy director and associate director for science at the National Center for Health Statistics, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She was a lecturer in the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine and in the Department of Demography at Georgetown. She served on the NAS Committee to Develop Criteria for Evaluating the Outcomes of Approaches to Prevent and Treat Obesity. She was a member of several CDC committees and chairs the Interagency Coordinating Committee of NCHS and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the Health Interview Survey Scientific Advisory Committee. In addition to several student prizes, she received the Public Health Service Superior Service Award, NCHS Directors Award in Methodological Statistics, and NCHS Elijah White Memorial Award. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, and member of the American Sociological Association, the Population Association of America, the American Public Health Association, the Society for Epidemiological Research, and the Gerontological Society of America. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan.
David A. Plane
University of Arizona
David Plane is a professor in the Department of Geography & Regional Development at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on the dynamics of migration systems and methods for analyzing human population distribution and redistribution. Currently he is interested especially in the migration across the life-cycle and the linkages between urban hierarchies and migration patterns. A recent paper reporting on this research was published in the special spatial demography issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). His major interests are population (migration), transportation, regional science, regional development, and quantitative modeling. He has a Ph.D. in regional science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jerome P. Reiter
Jerome P. Reiter is Mrs. Alexander Hehmeyer associate professor of statistical science and director of Data Services Core of the Duke Social Science Research Institute. He participates in both applied and methodological research in statistics. He is most interested in applications involving social science and public policy. His methodological research focuses mainly on statistical methods for protecting data confidentiality, for handling missing data, and for making causal inferences. He is also the principal investigator of the Triangle Census Research Network, a $3 million center funded by the National Science Foundation to improve the practice of data dissemination among federal statistical agencies. He has served on three CNSTAT panels including the Panel on the Census Bureau’s Reengineered Survey of Income and Program Participation, and the Panel on Confidentiality Issues Arising from the Integration of Remotely Sensed and Self-Identifying Data. He received his Ph.D. in statistics from Harvard.
Joseph J. Salvo
New York City Department of City Planning
Joseph J. Salvo is director of the Population Division at the New York City Department of City Planning, where he was previously deputy director and senior demographer. His background includes a year at the U.S. Census Bureau in 1981-82. He is an adjunct associate professor in the Urban Affairs and Planning Department at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He has broad experience in immigration, the application of small-area data for policies and programs, and the use of census data. As past president of the Association of Public Data Users, he has experience with the Census Bureau’s Master Address File and TIGER geographic database, as well as the American Community Survey. He is a recipient of the Sloan Public Service Award from the Fund for the City of New York, as well as a fellow of the American Statistical Association. He is currently serving on the panel on Statistical Methods for Measuring the Group Quarters Population in the American Community Survey. Previously he served on the Panel on Functionality and Usability of Data from the American Community Survey and the Panel on the Research on Future Census methods. As member of the CNSTAT Panel on Research on Future Census Methods, he chaired the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) working group jointly sponsored by that panel and the Panel to Review the 2000 Census. He has an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Fordham University.
Robert L. Santos
The Urban Institute
Robert Santos is a senior institute methodologist at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC. Previously he worked at NuStats, the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, and the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan. His professional credits include more than 40 reports and papers and leadership roles in survey research associations. He has served as a member of the Census Advisory Committee of Professional Associations and on the editorial board of the Public Opinion Quarterly, and held numerous elected and appointed leadership positions in both the American Statistical Association and the American Association for Public Opinion Research. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a recipient of the 2006 Founder’s Award for excellence in survey statistics and contributions to the statistical community. He is a member of the CNSTAT Panel on Redesigning the BLS Consumer Expenditures Survey and the planning committee for a Conference on Using Census Data for Transportation Applications. Previously he was a member of the Panel to Assess the Benefits of the American Community Survey for the NSF Science Resources Statistics Division and a member of the Committee on Social Security Representative Payees. He received an M.A. in statistics from the University of Michigan.