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Passing of Kellina Craig-Henderson
CNSTAT is saddened to learn of the death of Kellina (Kelli) Craig-Henderson, assistant director for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) at the National Science Foundation, on April 21, 2023, at age 56. She had been assistant director for SBE since June 2022, acting assistant director from January-June 2022, and before that deputy assistant director of SBE, director of NSF’s Tokyo Regional Office, and deputy division director of the Social and Economic Sciences Division. She was committed to broadening the participation of underrepresented groups in science and at NSF led the establishment of the Build and Broaden and Science of Broadening Participation programs, two flagship efforts to advance expanded participation in social, behavioral and economic sciences. She was on the faculty in the Department of Psychology and in the Afro-American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She also held appointment in the Psychology Department at California State University, Long Beach, as well as Howard University, in Washington, DC. She earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, an MA. in social science from the University of Chicago, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from Tulane University.

Mary Bohman Retires from Federal Statistical Service
CNSTAT thanks Mary Bohman, who retired at the end of April 2023, for her long and distinguished career in the federal statistical system. Most recently, she was deputy director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) in the Department of Commerce, serving from March 2019 until her retirement. She was for almost 3 years acting director, coinciding with the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring on-time delivery of BEA’s statistics while overseeing the development of new statistics, including rapid data to help understand the effects of the pandemic and recovery programs. Before joining BEA, she served more than 20 years with the Department of Agriculture in numerous positions, leaving her mark on research involving international trade, farm competitiveness, and data-driven policymaking. She was the administrator of USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) for 7 years during which she led initiatives to strengthen the quality of the agency’s research and statistics, increase accountability through the development of metrics, and boost employee engagement through improved communications. She opposed demands of the Trump Administration to politicize and downgrade ERS and was moved to another position in USDA before joining BEA. She is a fellow of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. She earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of California, Davis, and a B.A. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors. The federal statistical and research community is deeply in her debt.

Tim Smeeding Receives 2023 Robert J. Lapam Award from PAA
CNSTAT congratulates Timothy (Tim) Smeeding, Lee Rainwater distinguished professor of public affairs and economics at the La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison, on receiving the 2023 Robert J. Lapham Award from the Population Association of America (PAA).The award, given biennially, recognizes contributions to the population profession through the application of demographic knowledge to policy issues, just as Bob Lapham helped formulate population policy through his work at the Population Council and as staff director of the National Academies’ Committee on Population. Tim’s work on income and poverty measurement is well known. He served on the Board on Children, Youth, and Families–CNSTAT committee that produced A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty (2019) and is currently chairing the CNSTAT consensus panel on an integrated system of household income, wealth, and consumption statistics and data to inform policy and research.

Jane Waldfogel Appointed to BCYF
CNSTAT congratulates Jane Waldfogel, Compton Foundation centennial professor of social work for the prevention of children’s and youth problems at Columbia University, on her appointment to a term on the National Academies’ Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BCYF), a sister unit of CNSTAT. She has written extensively on the effects of public policies on the wellbeing of children and families and served as a member of the CNSTAT panel that produced An Updated Measure of Poverty: (Re)Drawing the Line in 2023.

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