Association in Alexandria, Virginia. Most of her career was spent at the U.S. Census Bureau, where she was the Associate Director for Statistical Standards and Methodology. She has published numerous articles in such journals as the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Demography, and Survey Research Methods. She is a past president of the American Statistical Association and the International Association of Survey Statisticians, as well as a past vice president of the International Statistical Institute. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She received a Ph.D. in statistics from American University in Washington, D.C.


Paul P. Biemer is distinguished fellow, statistics, at RTI International and associate director for survey research and development for the Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has taught at the University of Maryland (Joint Program in Survey Methodology), the University of Michigan (Summer Institute), and George Washington University (Statistics Department). He was formerly head of the Department of Experimental Statistics and director of the Statistics Center at New Mexico State University; at the Census Bureau, he was assistant director for statistical research. His research has examined the relationships between survey design and survey error, statistical methods for assessing survey errors, particularly measurement errors and methods for the analysis of survey data. He co-developed computer audio recorded interviewing (CARI) and pioneered the field of latent class analysis for survey evaluation. At UNC, he established the Certificate Program in Survey Methodology, which he directs. He is the author of Introduction to Survey Quality and several edited volumes, including Measurement Errors in Surveys. He has a Ph.D. in statistics from Texas A&M University.


Constance F. Citro is the director of the Committee on National Statistics, a position she has held since May 2004. She began her career with CNSTAT in 1984 as study director for the panel that produced The Bicentennial Census: New Directions for Methodology in 1990. Previously she held positions as vice president of Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and Data Use and Access Laboratories, Inc. She was an American Statistical Association/National Science Foundation/Census research fellow and is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a member of the International Statistical Institute. For CNSTAT, she directed evaluations of the 2000 census, the Survey of Income and Program Participation, microsimulation models for social welfare programs, and the NSF science and engineering personnel data system, in addition to studies on institutional review boards and social science research, estimates of poverty for small geographic areas, data and methods for retirement income modeling, and alternative poverty measures.



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