Westat’s New Senior Fellows Focus on Advancing the Field of Survey Statistics

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Research company appoints leaders in the field to advise projects

Westat has announced the appointment of Senior Fellows in Statistics who are recognized leaders in their field. The Fellows advise research projects and contribute to national and international advances in applied statistics. A committee of the Senior Fellows is chaired by Graham Kalton and J. Michael Brick and includes experts in complex survey design, address-based sampling, small area estimation, big data, and more.

Outside of Westat, Senior Statistical Fellows serve on various association and advisory committees, are faculty for the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, and are elected leaders in professional organizations. Currently, David Morganstein is the President of the American Statistical Association, and Roger Tourangeau is the President-Elect of the American Association of Public Opinion Research.

“We are proud of the many accomplishments of these leaders in statistics who bring their expertise to bear on projects we conduct for our clients,” said Westat President Jim Smith. “Our Senior Fellows in Statistics are also innovators in the field of applied statistics, and they continue to advance our mission of improving lives through research.”

A full list of the members of the Fellows Committee in Statistics is as follows:

  •     J. Michael Brick
  •     David Cantor
  •     Robert Fay
  •     Graham Kalton
  •     Sharon Lohr
  •     David Morganstein
  •     Leyla Mohadjer
  •     Keith Rust
  •     Roger Tourangeau

About Westat (http://www.westat.com)

Westat is one of the leading research and statistical survey organizations in the United States. Since 1963, Westat has provided statistical and evaluation research services to Federal and state government agencies and other organizations in the fields of health, education, social services, transportation, housing, the environment, and other subjects.

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