Warren Brown is senior research associate at the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research at Cornell University. He returned to Cornell (where he previously directed the Program on Applied Demographics) after serving as public service associate and director of the applied demography program at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. Accordingly, he has been responsible for producing population estimates and projections for both New York and Georgia. A member of the Population Association of America’s Committee on Population Statistics and Committee on Applied Demography, he currently serves on the National Research Council’s Panel to Review the 2010 Census. He received a B.A. in religious studies from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in sociology from the New School for Social Research, and a Ph.D. in development sociology from Cornell University.
Jacqueline Byers retired in fall 2012 as director of research and outreach at the National Association of Counties (NACo), a post she held since October 1996. Prior to joining NACo, she directed the research center at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. She has been a member of the Decennial Census Advisory Committee since 1996 and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. She has a B.A. from Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey, and a J.D. from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law.
Kathleen Thiede Call is a professor in the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management. She is an investigator at the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which assists other states in monitoring rates of coverage and using data to inform policy and improve access. She created a survey of health insurance coverage for use by states and has developed a stream of research concerning the complexities of measuring and estimating rates of insurance coverage. Her research interests include disparities in access to health care and health insurance as well as developing community-driven solutions to health care barriers.
Ronald Campbell is a staff writer at The Orange County Register in Southern California. His multipart series on immigrants and the California economy—which he describes in a case study in this agenda book—was recognized in April 2011 with a “Best in Business” award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
Matthew Christenson is a senior research analyst at Acxiom Corporation in Little Rock, Arkansas. As Acxiom’s resident expert on census data, he is