the Study of the Environment and Society, and director of the Statistical Consulting Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has been elected to the Sociological Research Association and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Statistical Association, and the Academy of Experimental Criminology. He was awarded the Paul S. Lazarsfeld Award for methodological contributions from the American Sociological Association. At the NRC, he has served on the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, the Panel on Monitoring the Social Impact of the AIDS Epidemic, the Working Group on Field Experimentation in Criminal Justice, and the Panel on Sentencing. He has a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.


Eric T. Bradlow is K.P. Chao professor of marketing, statistics, and education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He previously held positions at the Educational Testing Service and at E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company. He has won numerous teaching awards, and his research interests include Bayesian modeling, statistical computing, and developing new methodology for unique data structures. His current projects center on optimal resource allocation, choice modeling, and complex latent structures. He serves as associate editor for the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Marketing Science, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and Psychometrika, and as senior associate editor for the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association. At the NRC, he served on CNSTAT’s Panel to Review the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Measurement of Food Insecurity and Hunger. He has a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, an A.M. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from Harvard University.


Michael L. Cohen (co-study director) is a senior program officer for the Committee on National Statistics. He has served as study director or program officer for numerous CNSTAT census panels, as well as a series of workshops on statistical topics and applications in defense testing and acquisition. Formerly, he was a mathematical statistician at the Energy Information Administration, an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland, and a visiting lecturer in statistics at Princeton University. His general area of research is in the use of statistics in public policy, with particular interest in census undercount, model validation, and robust estimation. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association. He has a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Michigan and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in statistics from Stanford University.



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