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APPENDIX D Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Staff DAVID M. BETSON (Chair) is associate professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame. His previous positions have been as a visiting scholar at the joint Center for Poverty Research of the University of Chi- cago and Northwestern University, a research associate at the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, and an economist in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. His research exam- ines the effects of governments on the distribution of economic well-being with special reference to the measurement of poverty and the analysis of child support policy. He received a Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. PAUL BUESCHER is head of the Statistical Services Branch of the State Center for Health Statistics in North Carolina. He oversees branch activi- ties including the production, editing, and analysis of vital statistics data files; analyses of Medicaid, hospital discharge, and county health depart- ment patient data files; and publication of many annual reports and special studies of the Center. He serves as project director for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pregnancy Risk Assessment Moni- toring System (PRAMS) and the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in North Carolina. He is adjunct associate professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health ofthe University of North Caro- 199

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200 APPENDIX D line School of Public Health and works with university colleagues to pro- mote collaborative research agendas. He received a Ph.D. in sociology and demography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ALICIA CARRIQUIRY is 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 Statisti- cal Science. She is currently a member of the Committee on Uses and Inter- pretations 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 Asso- ciation/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 Ameri- can 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. lANET CURRIE is 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 ef- fects 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 Bu- reau of Economic Research; and a faculty associate at the Chicago/North- western 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

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 201 Journal of Health Economics. She received a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University. lULIE DaVANZO is an economist/demographer who is a senior econo- mist at RAND. She directs RAND's Center for the Study of the Family in Economic Development and its Population Matters project, whose pur- pose is to disseminate the policy-relevant findings of population research. She has served as a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Population and as a member of the Population Research Committee of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She is currently a member of the Committee on National Statistics. She has de- signed and directed the Malaysian Family Life Surveys (1976, 1988, 2001), a widely used data base for the study of demographic and health issues in developing countries. She has also done research on infant feeding, both in the United States and in several developing countries. She received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. lOHN F. GEWEKE is the Harlan McGregor chair in economic theory as well as professor of economics and statistics at the University of Iowa. For- merly he was a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Minnesota and adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He was the director of the Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences at Duke University and professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin. He is currently a member of the National Research Council's (NRC) Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education and is a former member of the NRC's Committee on National Statistics and the Panel on the Demographic and Economic Impacts of Immigration. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Statistical Association. His research has included time series and Bayesian econometric methods, with applications in macroeconomics and labor economics. He has a B.S. from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in economics from the Uni- versity of Minnesota. DAVID GREENBERG is professor of economics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Industrial Relations Research Association, and the Asso- ciation for Public Policy and Management. He is also a research affiliate of

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202 APPENDIX D the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin. He has been a research fellow at the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University. He has served on advisory panels for several different federally funded research projects, including a special U.S. Gen- eral Accounting Office Advisory Panel on Computer Matching Cost-Effec- tiveness Methodology and a Maryland Expert Panel on Drug Abuse Ben- efits. He has consulted widely for both public- and private-sector organizations and regularly serves as a referee for various academic journals. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- nology. ROBERT P. INMAN is the Miller-Sherrerd professor of finance and eco- nomics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and pro- fessor of economics and law at the Law School of the University of Pennsyl- vania. In addition to his appointment as a professor at the Wharton School, he currently serves as a senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania; as a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and as a fellow of the Center of Fiscal and Monetary Affairs, part of the Government of lapan. He is an associate editor of two professional research journals, Public Finance Quarterly and Regional Science and UrlDan Econom- ics. His research focuses on the design and impact of fiscal policies. He was elected a fellow of the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1992-1993) and the Fulbright professor of economics (2000) at the European University Institute. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. NAMES LEPKOWSKI is a senior research scientist at the Institute for So- cial Research and associate professor of biostatistics at the University of Michigan. He is also a research professor in the joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. He currently directs the Uni- versity of Michigan's Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques, while continuing to conduct a variety of survey methodology research. He designs and analyzes a variety of survey samples, including area probability and telephone samples of households in the United States and in develop- ing countries. He actively consults on sample designs for surveys in Africa, Asia, and Europe. The substantive content of most of this work has been health or social conditions, including those that occur infrequently in the

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 203 population. He received a B.S. in mathematics from Illinois State Univer- sity and a Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of Michigan. lOHN KARL SCHOLL is a professor of economics and director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1997-1998 he was the deputy assistant secretary for tax analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and from 1990-1991 he was a senior staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers. He has written exten- sively on the earned income tax credit and low-wage labor markets. He also writes on public policy and household saving, charitable contributions, and bankruptcy laws. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Eco- nomic Research. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford Univer- Slty. CAROL WEST SUITOR is a nutrition consultant working out of Northfield, Vermont. Currently, she is assisting the March of Dimes' Task Force for Nutrition and Optimal Human Development. Recently, she as- sisted the year 2000 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee; studied school children's diets in conjunction with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; and served on the advisory committee for the Harvard School of Pub- lic Health's Dietary Intake, Economic Research Service/U.S. Department of Agriculture grant. A study director for the Institute of Medicine for eight years, she directed studies of nutritional status during pregnancy and lacta- tion (four studies); WIC nutrition risk criteria; dietary reference intakes on the B vitamins and choline; and others. At the National Center for Educa- tion in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, she managed projects on maternal and child nutrition. At Harvard School of Public Health, she worked on the development and testing of instruments for collecting dietary information from low-income women. She currently serves on the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Dietary Risk Assess- ment in the WIC Program. She has a B.S. degree from Cornell University, an M.S. from the University of California at Berkeley, and Sc.M. and Sc.D. degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health. MICHELE VER PLOEG (Stud~y Director) is a member of the staff of the Committee on National Statistics. In addition to the study on Estimating WIC Eligibility and Participation, she directed the panel study on Data and Methods for Measuring the Effects of Changes in Social Welfare Poli- cies. Her research interests include the effects of social policies on families

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204 APPENDIX D and children, the outcomes of children who experience poverty and changes in family composition, and individuals' education attainment choices. She received a B.A. in economics from Central College and a Ph.D. in policy analysis and management from Cornell University.