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CNSTAT has many outstanding people in the federal statistical and research communities to congratulate this month!

CNSTAT Congratulates Brian Harris-Kojetin on Receiving AAPOR’s Public Service Award
CNSTAT’s own senior scholar Brian Harris-Kojetin received the 2024 AAPOR Public Service Award, which recognizes and honors outstanding public service and dedication to maintaining AAPOR standards. He joined CNSTAT in 2015 as deputy director and served as CNSTAT director from July 2017–March 2023. Previously, he worked at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he served as a senior statistician in the Statistical and Science Policy Office and as a research psychologist in the Office of Survey Methods Research in the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

CNSTAT Congratulates Daniel Ho on Election as a Member of AAAS
Daniel E. Ho, William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott professor of law, Stanford Law School, professor of political science, and senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (founded in 1780) in April 2024. He is also associate director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, faculty fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and director of the Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab (RegLab). With the RegLab, his work has developed high-demonstration projects of data science and machine learning in public policy, through partnerships with a range of government agencies. He has a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is a current member of CNSTAT.

CNSTAT Congratulates Florencia Torche on Being Named an AAPSS 2024 Fellow
Florencia Torche, Dunlevie family professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, was named the inaugural Sara McLanahan Fellow by the American Academy of Political & Social Science in March 2024. AAPSS noted that she is “a sociologist, a renowned scholar of Latin American social inequality and mobility, and a leading voice in the debate over the changing role of education in the intergenerational transmission of social advantage in the U.S.” She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and currently serves as vice-chair of the panel on a Research Agenda for Improving Economic and Social Mobility in the United States, a joint study of the Committee on Population and CNSTAT. She has a B.A. from the Catholic University of Chile and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University.

CNSTAT Congratulates Three Members of the Statistical and Research Communities on Election as 2024 American Economic Association (AEA) Distinguished Fellows

  • William A. (“Sandy”) Darity, Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook professor of public policy, African and African American studies, and economics, and director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. He is a member of CNSTAT and served on the panel that produced Creating an Integrated System of Data and Statistics for Household Income, Consumption, and Wealth—A Time to Build (2024).
  • Bronwyn H. Hall, emerita professor of economics at University of California Berkeley. She has served on numerous National Academies studies, including the CNSTAT panel that produced Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Economy (2005), which helped motivate the Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program at the National Science Foundation.
  • John Haltiwanger, distinguished university professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland–College Park. He served on CNSTAT from 2004–2010 and on many panels, including as co-chair of the panel that produced Understanding Business Dynamics—An Integrated Data System for America’s Future (2007) and as a member of the panel that produced A Satelite Account to Measure the Retail Trade Transformation—Organizational, Conceptual, and Data Foundations (2021).

CNSTAT Congratulates Two Members of the Statistical and Research Communities on Their Election to the National Academy of Sciences (April 30, 2024)

  • Noreen Goldman, Hughes-Rogers professor of demography and public affairs, Office of Population Research, Princeton University, who served on CNSTAT from 1991–1994.
  • Vonnie McLoyd, Ewart A.C. Thomas collegiate professor of psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, who served on the study committees that producd A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty (2019) and Reducing Intergenerational Poverty (2024).

CNSTAT Congratulates Two Members of the Statistical and Research Communities on Receiving Awards at the April 2024 Population Association of America (PAA) Meeting

  • Marc Rosenblum, executive director, Office of Homeland Security Statistics, U.S. Department of Commerce, received a 2024 PAA Excellence in Public Service Award.
  • Judith Seltzer, received the inaugural 2024 Sara McLanahan Award, which will be given every 2 years to a senior scholar in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the study of family change, the well-being of children and families, and related social policies. She served on CNSTAT from 2017–2023 and on many study panels.

CNSTAT Congratulates Bruce Western on His Appointment as President-Elect of the Russell Sage Foundation
The Russell Sage Foundation announced the appointment of Bruce Western, Bryce professor of sociology and social justice and co-founder and director of the Justice Lab at Columbia University, as its eleventh president. He will succeed Sheldon Danziger as president on July 1, 2025. Western is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the American Philosophical Society. He has a B.A. from the University of Queensland and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has served on CNSTAT’s sister Committee on Law and Justice and on many study panels, including the CNSTAT panel that produced Surveying Victims: Options for Conducting the National Crime Victimization Survey (2007) and Ensuring the Quality, Credibility, and Relevance of U.S. Justice Statistics (2009).

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