Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Staff
JANET L. NORWOOD (Chair) is a counselor and senior fellow at The Conference Board, where she chairs the Advisory Committee on the Leading Indicators. She served as U.S. Commissioner of Labor Statistics from 1979 to 1992 and then was a senior fellow at the Urban Institute until 1999. She is a past member of the Committee on National Statistics and the Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences of the National Research Council. She currently serves on the Board of Scientific Counselors at the National Center for Health Statistics and was designated a National Associate of the National Research Council in 2001. She is a fellow and past president of the American Statistical Association, a member and past vice president of the International Statistical Institute, an honorary fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and the National Association of Business Economists. She has a B.A. from Rutgers University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University. She has received honorary LL.D. degrees from Carnegie Mellon, Florida International, Harvard, and Rutgers universities.
ERIC T. BRADLOW is the K.P. Chao professor of marketing and statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as associate editor for the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics and Psychometrika and as senior associate editor for the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. 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 has a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from Harvard University.
J. MICHAEL BRICK is senior statistician, vice president, and associate director of the statistical staff at Westat. He has 25 years of experience and expertise in sample design and estimation for large surveys, the theory and practice of telephone surveys, the techniques of total quality management and survey quality control, nonresponse and bias evaluation, and survey methodology. He has contributed to the statistical and substantive aspects of numerous studies and to statistical methodology research in several areas, including education, transportation, and product injury studies. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, and a research professor in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. He has a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Dayton and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in statistics from American University.
EDWARD A. FRONGILLO, JR., is associate professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and director of the Office of Statistical Consulting at Cornell University. He previously served as the director of the Program in International Nutrition at Cornell. His current research activities include the Multicentre Growth Reference Study of the World Health Organization; the conceptualization, measurement, and consequences of food insecurity in elders and families in poor countries and in North America; and the role of food assistance programs in alleviating consequences of food insecurity. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Nutrition and the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. He has an M.S. in biometry, an M.S. in human nutrition, and a Ph.D. in biometry, all from Cornell University.
PAUL W. HOLLAND holds the Frederic M. Lord chair in measurement and statistics at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). His association with ETS began in 1975 as director of the Research Statistics Group, and in 1986 he was appointed its first distinguished research scientist. He left ETS in 1993 to join the faculty at University of California, Berkeley, as a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Department of Statistics but returned in 2000 to his current position at ETS. His research interests include psychometrics, causal inference of educational interventions in nonexperimental studies, discrete multivariate data analysis, and the analysis of social networks. He was designated a national associate of the National Research Council in 2002. He has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in statistics
from Stanford University (1966) and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Michigan (1962).
MICHAEL D. HURD is a senior economist and the director for the RAND Center for the Study of Aging. His expertise concerns aging and the elderly; savings, wealth, and retirement; and U.S. labor markets and social security. Previously he chaired the Department of Economics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was a visiting senior scientist at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan and a visiting associate professor of economics at Stanford University. He is a member of the Behavior and Sociology of Aging Review Subcommittee at the National Institutes of Health. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies at the University of Turin, Italy. He is a consultant to the English Longitudinal Study of Aging and a consultant to the Survey on Health, Aging, and Retirement in Europe. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
HELEN H. JENSEN is professor of economics and head of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development’s food and nutrition policy research division at Iowa State University. Her research addresses food assistance and nutrition policies, food security and the economics of food safety and food hazard control options. She is on the editorial boards of Agricultural Economics, Food Economics, and Agribusiness: An International Journal and was elected chair of the Food Safety and Nutrition Section of the American Agricultural Economics Association. She is currently serving on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Review the WIC Food Packages and the National Research Council’s Committee on Assessing the Nation’s Framework for Addressing Animal Diseases. She has been a member of the National Research Council’s panel on animal health and food safety and expert panels related to food safety, food insecurity and hunger, and food programs. She has a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
NANCY MATHIOWETZ is associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was previously an associate professor at the University of Maryland’s Joint Program in Survey Methodology. Her research interests include the assessment and reduction of measurement error in surveys and the use of survey data in the development of public policy. She is co-editor of Survey Measurement of Work Disability: Summary of a Workshop, one of the reports of the Committee to Review the Social Security Administration’s Disability Decision Process Research, a joint project of the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. She serves as associate editor of Public Opinion Quarterly and the Jour-
nal of Official Statistics. She has an M.S. in biostatistics and a Ph.D. in sociology, both from the University of Michigan.
SUSAN E. MAYER is dean and associate professor at the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and the College at the University of Chicago. She also serves as a faculty affiliate with the University’s Center for Human Potential and Public Policy. She is past director of the Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research. Her current research is on the effect of economic mobility across generations and the role of noncognitive skills on social and economic success. She is author of the book, What Money Can’t Buy: Family Income and Children’s Life Chances, and co-editor of Earning and Learning: How Schools Matter. She has a Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University.
DONALD DIEGO ROSE is associate professor in the Department of Community Health Science at Tulane University. His research focuses on the determinants of food consumption in low-income populations, and on food programs and nutrition policies in both domestic and international contexts. Previously he was project director/nutritionist for the WIC nutrition program in a farmworker clinic in rural California, as well as a research team leader with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, studying the determinants and consequences of household food insecurity in America, the nutrition and health impacts of food assistance programs, and the evaluation of low-income nutrition education projects. He also worked on food security and nutrition issues in Mozambique with Michigan State University’s Food Security Project and in South Africa with the University of Cape Town’s Medical School. He has an M.P.H. in public health nutrition and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
GOOLOO S. WUNDERLICH (Study Director) is a member of the staff of the Committee on National Statistics. She has 48 years of experience at the program and policy levels in health and population policy analysis, research, and statistics in the U.S. Public Health Service, President’s Advisory Commission on Rural America, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the National Academies. Her professional interests and experience have focused on the conduct and analysis of national health surveys, analysis and public policy formulation relating to population research, family planning, aging, long-term care, and a wide range of health policy issues. At the National Academies, she has served as study director for projects on the future of rural health, the Social Security Administration’s disability decision process research, improving the quality of long-term care, the adequacy of nurse staffing in hospitals and nursing homes, and the National Health Care Survey.