collaborative research agendas. He received a Ph.D. in sociology and demography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

ALICIA CARRIQUIRY is an associate professor of statistics at Iowa State University. She specializes in linear models, Bayesian statistics, and general methods. Her recent research focuses on nutrition and dietary assessment. She is on the Editorial Board of Bayesian Statistics and an editor for Statistical Science. She is currently a member of the Committee on Uses and Interpretations of Dietary Reference Intakes at the Institute of Medicine. She has been elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. She received a Ph.D. in statistics and animal science from Iowa State University.

CONSTANCE F.CITRO is a senior program officer for the Committee on National Statistics. She is a former vice president and deputy director of Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and was an American Statistical Association/National Science Foundation research fellow at the U.S. Census Bureau. For the committee, she has served as study director for numerous projects, including the Panel on Poverty and Family Assistance, the Panel to Evaluate the Survey of Income and Program Participation, the Panel to Evaluate Microsimulation Models for Social Welfare Programs, and the Panel on Decennial Census Methodology. Her research has focused on the quality and accessibility of large, complex microdata files, as well as analysis related to income and poverty measurement. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association. She received a B.A. degree from the University of Rochester and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Yale University.

JANET CURRIE is a professor of economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an assistant and then associate professor. Her recent work focuses on the effects of welfare programs on poor children. In particular, she has studied the Head Start program and Medicaid. She is a consultant with the Labor and Population group at RAND; a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; and a faculty associate at the Chicago/Northwestern Poverty Center. She is an editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and on the editorial board of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Health Economics. She received a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.



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