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2018 FCSM Research & Policy Conference

Held March 7 - 9, 2018
Washington Convention Center


Program

Final 2018 FCSM Program

Errata

Errata

Agenda-At-A-Glance

Agenda-At-A-Glance 
(Daily handouts were distributed at the conference. For online publication, all three days are combined into one PDF.)



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WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 7

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PLENARY SESSION I

Keynote Speech:   Combining Data and Crime  (2.29 MB, pdf) 

Keynote Speaker: 

Sharon Lohr (Professor Emerita at Arizona State University)
 
 

Concurrent Session A-1

Advances in Web Scraping for Federal Statistics

Organizer: Linda J. Young (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Session Chair: Paul Scanlon (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
David Friedman (Bureau of Labor Statistics), William Thompson (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Brian Dumbacher (U.S. Census Bureau), Lisa Kaili Diamond (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Linda J. Young (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
 
Bob Sivinski (OMB)
 
Lisa M. Frehill (Institute of Museum and Library Services), Jason Enos (Institute of Museum and Library Services), Matthew Birnbaum (Institute of Museum and Library Services)
 
 

Concurrent Session A-2

Does Survey Response Change Respondent Behavior?

Organizer and Chair: Alice Yu (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Michael Planty (RTI International), Lynn Langton (Bureau of Justice Statistics), Marcus Berzofsky (RTI International), Christopher Krebs (RTI International), Christine Lindquist (RTI International)
 
Xingyou Zhang (Economic Research Service), John Kirlin (Economic Research Service), Mark Denbaly (Economic Research Service), Elizabeth Larimore (Economic Research Service)
 
James Dahlhamer (National Center for Health Statistics), Aaron Maitland (National Center for Health Statistics), Stephanie Coffey (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Laura Nielsen, Ph.D. (Environmental Protection Agency), Susan Day (Eastern Research Group)
 
 

Concurrent Session A-3

New Findings on Wealth of U.S. Households

Organizer: Jonathan Eggleston (U.S. Census Bureau)
Session Chair:  Irena Dushi (Social Security Administration)
 
Economic Experiences of Disadvantaged Families in the Great Recession and its Aftermath
Lisa Dettling (Federal Reserve Board), Joanne Hsu (Federal Reserve Board)
 
A Better Asset and Debt Data Infrastructure for an Ethnically Plural America
William Darity Jr (Duke University), Darrick Hamilton (The New School)
 
Retirement Adequacy and Wealth Distribution Among Early Savers
Alice Henriques (Federal Reserve Board), Lindsay Jacobs (Federal Reserve Board), Elizabeth Llanes (Federal Reserve Board), Kevin Moore (Federal Reserve Board), Jeffrey Thompson (Federal Reserve Board)
 
Jonathan S. Eggleston (U.S. Census Bureau), Michael Gideon (Amazon)
 
 
 

Concurrent Session A-4

Non-Probability Sampling and Estimation

Organizer: Jill A. Dever (RTI International)
Session Chair:  David Kashihara (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
 
Redirected Inbound Call Sampling (RICS) – An Example of Fit for Purpose Non-Probability Sample Design
Burton Levine (RTI International), Karol Krotki (RTI International)
 
Sunghee Lee (University of Michigan), Sooin Lee (Mathematica Policy Research), Michael Elliott (University of Michigan), Z. Tuba Suzer Gurtekin (University of Michigan)
 
Richard Valliant (Universities of Michigan & Maryland)
 
Jill A. Dever (RTI International)
 
 
 

Concurrent Session A-5

Transparent Quality Reporting in the Integration of Multiple Data Sources

Organizer: John Eltinge (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
John L. Eltinge (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Quality of Input Data  (820 KB, pdf) 
Mark Prell (Economic Research Service)
 
Quality of Data Processing  (421 KB, pdf) 
Joseph Schafer (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Jennifer Parker (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
 

Concurrent Session B-1

Advances in Web Probing

Organizer and Session Chair: Paul Scanlon(National Center for Health Statistics)
 
Taylor Lewis (U.S. Office of Personnel Management), Mark Gorsak (U.S. Office of Personnel Management), Naomi Yount (Westat)
 
Paul Scanlon (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
The Roles of Typicality, Specificity, and Set Size in Providing Examples for Survey Questions: Evidence from an Online Study Using Self-Administered Comprehension Probes
Erica Yu (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Amy Swallow (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Sarah Cook (RTI International), Rachel E. Morgan (Bureau of Justice Statistics), Christopher Krebs (RTI International), Lynn Langton (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
 
Katie Gustafson (U.S. Census Bureau), Evan Brassell (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
 

Concurrent Session B-2

Topics in Editing and Imputation: Automated Systems, Machine Learning, Hot Deck, Response Propensities, and Edit Reduction

Organizer: Maria Garcia (U.S. Census Bureau)
Session Chair: Darcy Steeg Morris (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Innovative Approaches to Generating National and Regional Estimates of Crime and Arrest with Incomplete Data
KiDeuk Kim (Urban Institute), Ashlin Oglesby-Neal (Urban Institute), Dean Obermark (Urban Institute)
 
Katherine Jenny Thompson (U.S. Census Bureau), Laura Bechtel (U.S. Census Bureau), Nicole Czaplicki (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Larkin Terrie (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
 
Lisa Kaili Diamond (U.S. Census Bureau), Brian Dumbacher (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
 

Concurrent Session B-3

Measuring and Imputing Incomes

Organizer:   Mark Klee (U.S. Census Bureau)
Session Chair: Janine McFadden (Bureau of Transportation Statistics)
 
Jeff Larrimore (Federal Reserve Board), Jacob Mortenson (Joint Committee on Taxation), David Splinter (Joint Committee on Taxation)
 
Calculating a Supplemental Poverty Measure in the Survey of Income and Program Participation  (420 KB, pdf) 
Ashley Edwards (U.S. Census Bureau), Liana Fox (U.S. Census Bureau), Lewis Warren (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Improving Earnings Imputations in the Survey of Income and Program Participation
Gary Benedetto (U.S. Census Bureau), Rebecca Chenevert (U.S. Census Bureau), Jonathan Eggleston (U.S. Census Bureau), Mark Klee (U.S. Census Bureau), Joanna Motro (U.S. Census Bureau), Robert Munk (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Are Bracket Responses Accurate? Using IRS W-2 Records to Design Earnings Edits for the Redesigned CPS ASEC
C. Adam Bee (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Discussant: John Czajka (Mathematica Policy Research
 

Concurrent Session B-4

Innovations in Sample Design

Organizer: David Kashihara (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Session Chair: Matthew Thompson (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Stanislav Kolenikov (Abt Associates), David Judkins (Abt Associates)
 
Mike Brick (Westat), Grace Kena (Bureau of Justice Statistics), Pam Broene (Westat)
 
Stephanie Rosch (Economic Research Service), Jacob Fooks (Economic Research Service), Daniel Hellerstein (Economic Research Service), Lori Lynch (Economic Research Service), Kent Messer (University of Delaware), Sharon Raszap Skorbiansky (Economic Research Service), Collin Weigel (Johns Hopkins University), Eliana Zeballos (Economic Research Service)
 
Marcus Berzofsky (RTI International), Tasseli McKay (RTI International), Patrick Hsieh (RTI International), Rob Chew (RTI International), Katie Grimes (RTI International), Amanda Smith (RTI International), Natasha Latzman (RTI International), Marni Kan (RTI International), Mindy Stahl (RTI International)
 
Vladislav Beresovsky (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
 

Concurrent Session B-5

Successful Approaches to Developing Data Science Capabilities in Organizations

Organizer and Chair: Brian Moyer (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
 
Moderator:
Sally Thompson (Deputy Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis)
 
Panelists:
 
Practical Implementations of Data Science in the Public Sector
Jeff Chen (Chief Innovation Officer, Bureau of Economic Analysis)
 
Preparing the Federal Statistical Workforce for Business Transformation
Ron Prevost (Senior Statistician for Data Integration, U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Tools & Technology for Embracing Data Science
Robin Thottungal (Chief Data Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
 
Economics and Data Science at Hiring Lab
Martha Gimbel (Research Director, Indeed.com Hiring Lab)
 
 

Concurrent Session C-1

Contact Strategies

Organizer and Chair: Jennifer Beck (National Science Foundation)
 
Yuliya Romanyuk (Statistics Canada), Cilanne Boulet (Statistics Canada)
 
Topic Interest in Voting Surveys: Experimental Evidence Paper Withdrawn from Conference
Colin MacFarlane (Fors Marsh Group), Carl Turner (Fors Marsh Group), Jonathan Mendelson (Fors Marsh Group), Krysha Gregorowicz (Fors Marsh Group)
 
Rebecca J. Powell (RTI International), Antje Kirchner (RTI International), Emilia Peytcheva (RTI International)
 
Lauren Harris-Kojetin (National Center for Health Statistics), Christine Caffrey (National Center for Health Statistics), Melissa Hobbs (RTI International), Angela Greene (RTI International), Manisha Sengupta (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
Jessica Andrews (Statistics Canada), Pierre Daoust (Statistics Canada), Matei Mireuta (Statistics Canada)
 
 

Concurrent Session C-2

Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Text Analysis in Federal Statistics

Organizer and Chair: Paul Scanlon (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
A Mixed-Methods Impact Analysis of Financial Regulations on the Banking Industry
Ricky Rambharat (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency), Douglas Robertson (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency), Roger Tufts (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency), Desiree Schaan (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency), Eugene Floyd (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency), Bianca Werner (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency), Richard Moylan (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)
 
Akintunde Akinseye (National Center for Health Statistics), Brian W. Ward (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
Andrea Roberson (U.S. Census Bureau), Justin Nguyen (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Laura Wronski (SurveyMonkey)
 
 

Concurrent Session C-3

Supplemental Poverty Measures

Organizer: Erik Scherpf (Economic Research Service)
Session Chair: Trudi Renwick (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Liana Fox (U.S. Census Bureau), Thesia I. Garner (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Thesia I. Garner (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Juan Munoz (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Dahlia K. Remler (Baruch College, CUNY), Sanders Korenman (Baruch College, CUNY), Rosemary Hyson (Baruch College, CUNY)
 
Trudi Renwick (U.S. Census Bureau), Bettina Aten (Bureau of Economic Analysis), Eric Figueroa (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
 
Discussant: Trudi Renwick (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
 

Concurrent Session C-4

Small Area Estimation: Applications and Practical Demonstrations

Organizer: Andreea L. Erciulescu (National Institute of Statistical Sciences and National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Chair: Valbona Bejleri (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
 
Designing the 2017 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies to Produce Direct and Indirect Estimates
Leyla Mohadjer (Westat), Tom Krenzke (Westat), Jianzhu Li (Westat), Wendy Van de Kerckhove (Westat), Lin Li (Westat)
 
Michael Bellow (National Agricultural Statistics Service), Andreea L. Erciulescu (National Institute of Statistical Sciences and National Agricultural Statistics Service), Nathan Cruze (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
 
Bac Tran (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Lauren Rossen (National Center for Health Statistics), Diba Khan (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
Diba Khan (National Center for Health Statistics), Rong Wei (National Center for Health Statistics), Yulei He (National Center for Health Statistics), Hee-Choo Shin (National Center for Health Statistics), Donald J Malec (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
 

Concurrent Session C-5

New Methods to Evaluate Response Error

Organizer and Chair: Erik Scherpf (Economic Research Service)
 
Christian Imboden (University of Oregon), John Voorheis (U.S. Census Bureau), Caroline Weber (University of Oregon)
 
Irena Dushi (Social Security Administration), Howard Iams (Social Security Administration) 
 
Joanne Pascale (U.S. Census Bureau), Kathleen Call (State Health Access Data Assistance Center), Angela Fertig (University of Minnesota), Don Oellerich (Health and Human Services)
 
Heide Jackson (U.S. Census Bureau), Danielle Taylor (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Discussant: Bruce Meyer (University of Chicago)
 

THURSDAY MORNING, March 8

 

Concurrent Session D-1

Hierarchical Bayes Small Area Estimation for Domains Defined by Demography, Geography, or Industry

Organizer:   Andreea L. Erciulescu (National Institute of Statistical Sciences and National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Session Chair: Don Malec (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
Adrijo Chakraborty (NORC at the University of Chicago), Nada Ganesh (NORC at the University of Chicago)
 
Andreea L. Erciulescu (National Institute of Statistical Sciences and USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service), Nathan Cruze (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service), Habtamu Benecha (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service), Valbona Bejleri (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service), Balgobin Nandram (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
 
Benmei Liu (National Cancer Institute), Isaac Dompreh (Census Bureau)
 
Julie Gershunskaya (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Terrance Savitsky (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
 

 

Concurrent Session D-2

Probing Nonresponse Bias in Surveys - Measures and Consequences

 
Elise Christopher (National Center for Education Statistics), Morgan Earp (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Tala Fakhouri (National Center for Health Statistics), Steven Frenk (National Center for Health Statistics), Kathryn Piscopo (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), Peter Miller (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Joseph Schafer (U.S. Census Bureau), Stephanie Coffey (U.S. Census Bureau), James Dahlhamer (National Center for Health Statistics), Jeffery Gonzalez (Bureau of Labor Statistics and Peter Miller (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Raphael Nishimura (Abt Associates), James Wagner (University of Michigan), Michael Elliott (University of Michigan)
 
Discussant: Roger Tourangeau (Westat)                                                                                                                             
 

 

Concurrent Session D-3

Novel Approaches to Using Federal and Local Data

Organizer: Jessica Graber (U.S. Census Bureau)
Session Chair: Amber Noel (FEMA)
 
Nikolas Pharris-Ciurej (U.S. Census Bureau), Quentin Brummet (U.S. Census Bureau), Thurston Domina (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Andrew Penner (University of California, Irvine), Emily Penner (University of California, Irvine), and Sonya Porter (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Josh Goldstein, David Higdon, Sallie Keller, Bianica Pires, and Stephanie Shipp (Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia)          
 
Stephanie Shipp, Sallie Keller, Gizem Korkmaz, and Bianica Pires (Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia), and Carol Robbins (National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation)
 
Howard Hogan PhD (U.S. Census Bureau),
Nancy López PhD (University of New Mexico),
Ruth Enid Zambrana PhD (University of Maryland, College Park)

The Role of Opioid Misuse in Child Welfare Caseloads  
(882 KB, pdf) 
Robin Ghertner, Annette Waters, Laura Radel, Christopher Jones (all from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS
 
Discussant: Amber Noel (FEMA)
 

 

Concurrent Session D-4

Current Research for Improving Race and Ethnicity: Federal Data Maintenance; Collection; and Presentation

Organizer and Session Chair: John Thompson (Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics)
 
Research Examinations within the Federal Statistical System for Improving Federal Race/Ethnicity Data
Carolyn Hronis (Energy Information Administration), presented by Jill McCarroll
 
Nicholas Jones (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Benjamin Bolender (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
 
 

Concurrent Session D-5

Advancing Disclosure Limitation Methods in Federal Data Releases

Organizer and Chair: Rolando Rodriguez (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Katherine J. Thompson (U.S. Census Bureau), Hang Kim (University of Cincinnati)
 
Michael H. Freiman (U.S. Census Bureau), Rolando Rodriguez (U.S. Census Bureau), Jerome P. Reiter (Duke University, U.S. Census Bureau), Amy Lauger (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Jerry Reiter (Duke University and U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Simson L. Garfinkel (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Discussant: Lisa Singh (Georgetown University)
 
 

Concurrent Session E-1

Cognitive Lab, Usability, and Survey Development Research

Organizer and Chair: Robin Kaplan (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Lin Wang (U.S. Census Bureau), Christopher Antoun (U.S. Census Bureau), Russell Sanders (U.S. Census Bureau), Elizabeth Nichols (U.S. Census Bureau), Erica Olmsted Hawala (U.S. Census Bureau), Brian Falcone (U.S. Census Bureau), Ivonne Figueroa (U.S. Census Bureau), Jonathan Katz (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Rebecca Keegan (U.S. Census Bureau), Temika Holland (U.S. Census Bureau), Krysten Mesner (U.S. Census Bureau), Aryn Hernandez (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Melissa Cidade (Avar Consulting), Rachel Hansen (National Center for Education Statistics, Department of Education)
 
Edward R. Berchick (U.S. Census Bureau), Monica S. Wiedemann (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Mengyao Hu (University of Michigan), Sunghee Lee (University of Michigan)
 
 

Concurrent Session E-2

Combating Nonresponse an Update from the Field

Organizer: Linda J. Young (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Session Chair: Jennifer Beck (National Science Foundation)
 
John Dixon (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Benjamin Cover (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Kirk Hagemeier (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Nicholas Johnson (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Andrew Kato (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Randall Powers (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Demetrio Scopelliti (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Jason Tehonica (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Moving Towards a User-Friendly Expenditure Diary Survey
Safia Abdirizak (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Brett McBride (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Barbara Rater (National Agricultural Statistics Service), Linda J Young (National Agricultural Statistics Service) 
 
Andrew J. Dau (National Agricultural Statistics Service), Gavin R. Corral (National Agricultural Statistics Service), Jodie M. Sprague (National Agricultural Statistics Service), Linda J. Young (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
 
 
 

Concurrent Session E-3

Issues of Informed Consent for Using Administrative Records

Organizer: Denise Abreu (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Session Chair: Darcy Miller (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
 
Lauren Harris-Kojetin (National Center for Health Statistics), Manisha Sengupta (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
Lisa B. Mirel (National Center for Health Statistics), Cordell Golden (National Center for Health Statistics), Cindy Zhang (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
Carl Ramirez (U.S. Government Accountability Office)
 
 

Concurrent Session E-4

Estimation Challenges in Complex Surveys

Organizer: Makram Talih (National Center for Health Statistics)
Session Chair: Vladislav Beresovsky (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
Sadeq R. Chowdhury (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), David Kashihara (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), Matthew Thompson (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Nicole Czaplicki (U.S. Census Bureau), Yarissa Gonzalez (U.S. Census Bureau), Laura Bechtel (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Bradley Rhein (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Leland Righter (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Chester Ponikowski (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Frances McCarty, PhD (National Center for Health Statistics), Jennifer Parker, PhD (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
Phillip S. Kott (RTI International), Peter Frechtel (RTI International)
 

 

Concurrent Session E-5

Federal Statistics, Multiple Data Sources, and Privacy Protection: Next Steps

Organizer: Brian Harris-Kojetin (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)
Session Chair:  Andrew Zukerberg (National Center for Education Statistics)
 
Statistical Methods for Combining Multiple Data Sources
Trivellore Raghunathan (University of Michigan)
 
Quality Frameworks for Statistics Using Multiple Data Sources
Robert Groves (Georgetown University)
 
Combining Data Sources While Protecting Privacy
Brian Harris-Kojetin (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)
 
Discussants:   Peter Miller (U.S. Census Bureau)
Shelly Wilkie Martinez (Office of Management and Budget) (invited)
 

Concurrent Session F-1

Question Evaluation and Cognitive Interviewing

Organizer: Kristen Miller (National Center for Health Statistics)
Chair: Jennifer Edgar (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Kristen Miller (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
Stephanie Willson (National Center for Health Statistics), Sheba Dunston (National Center for Health Statistics), Merarys Rios (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Alisú Schoua-Glusberg (Research Support Services and IMPAQ International) 
 
Patricia Goerman (U.S. Census Bureau), Mikelyn Meyers (U.S. Census Bureau), Yazmin García Trejo (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
David Dutwin (SSRS), Hamutal Bernstein (Urban Institute), Susan Sherr (SSRS), Arina Goyle (SSRS), Robert Santos (Urban Institute), Nicole Deterding (Business Strategy Consultants), Erica Meade (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
 

 

Concurrent Session F-2

Conducting Randomized Experiments in Establishment Surveys

Organizers: Diane K. Willimack (U.S. Census Bureau), Jaki S. McCarthy (USDA / National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Session Chair: David Kinyon (Energy Information Administration)
 
Jaki S. McCarthy (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service), Diane K. Willimack (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Kathy Ott (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service), Tyler Wilson (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
 
Joshua Langeland (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Experimenting with Alternative Question Designs for “Other, Specify” Product Information in Establishment Surveys
Diane K. Willimack (U.S. Census Bureau), Kevin Linares (formerly U.S. Census Bureau), Brian Kriz (JPSM/UMd alumnus)
 
Discussant: Jennifer Beck (National Science Foundation)
 
 

Concurrent Session F-3

Extending Research through Access and Application of Federal Data

Organizer and Chair: Lynn Langton (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
 
Luona Lin (American Psychological Association), Karen Stamm (American Psychological Association), and Peggy Christidis (American Psychological Association)
 
Intersectionality and Quantitative Methods for Better Serving Vulnerable Communities by Understanding the Simultaneity of Race-Gender-Class Inequalities: College Graduation and Income for College Graduates in New Mexico
Nancy López PhD (University of New Mexico), Michael O’Donnell JD, MS (University of New Mexico), Carmela Roybal MA (University of New Mexico), Lucas Pedraza MA (University of New Mexico), Jeffrey Mitchell PhD (Bureau of Business and Economic Research, BBER, University of New Mexico)
 
Jennifer Goode, Ph.D. (U.S. Census Bureau), Marie-Claude Jipguep-Akhtar, Ph.D. (Howard University)
 
 

Concurrent Session F-4

Improvements in Data Collection Methodology

Organizer and Chair: Andrew White (National Center for Education Statistics)
 
Doug Williams (Westat), Sherm Edwards (Westat), Pamela Giambo (Westat), Grace Kena (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
 
Peter Siegel (RTI International), Jennifer Wine (RTI International) 
 
Peter Frechtel (RTI International), Phillip S. Kott (RTI International)
 
Steven Machlin (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), David Kashihara (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
 
 

Concurrent Session F-5

Next Steps in Advancing the Recommendations of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policy Making

Organizer and Session Chair: John Thompson (Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics)
 
Panel Discussion
 
Nick Hart, Bipartisan Policy Center
Bruce Meyer, the McCormick Foundation Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, and Former Commissioner
Shelly Martinez, Office of Management and Budget
John Righter, Deputy Staff Director, Office of Senator Patty Murray
Katy Rother, Counsel, Office of Representative Mark Meadows
 

PLENARY SESSION II

Initiatives to Modernize the Federal Statistical System

Keynote Panel Moderator:  Nancy Potok (Chief Statistician of the United States)
 
Additional Panelists Include:

Margaret H. Graves
(U.S. Acting Chief Information Officer)
Mary Bohman (Economic Research Service)
Jeri Mulrow (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Sally Thompson (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
William Wiatrowski (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

 

Concurrent Session G-1

Challenges and Solutions to Collecting Information on Sexual Violence

Organizer and Chair:   Shannan Catalano (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
 
J. Michael Brick (Westat), Jennifer Bronson (Bureau of Justice Statistics), David Finkelhor (University of New Hampshire), Darby Steiger (Westat), Brecht Donoghue (Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention)
 
David Cantor (Westat), Darby Steiger (Westat), John Hartge (Westat), Shannan Catalano (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
 
Jessica Stroop (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
 
Discussant: Howard Snyder (Subject Matter Expert)
 
 

Concurrent Session G-2

Innovations in Measuring and Reducing Respondent Burden

Organizer and Chair: Heather Ridolfo (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
 
Jessica Holzberg (U.S. Census Bureau), Jonathan Katz (U.S. Census Bureau), Gerson Morales (U.S. Census Bureau), Mary Davis (U.S. Census Bureau) 
 
Anna Hamelin (Energy Information Administration), Brian Hewitt (Energy Information Administration)
 
Yijun Wei (National Agricultural Statistics Service), Valbona Bejleri (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
 
Joseph Rodhouse (National Institute of Statistical Sciences), Tyler Wilson (National Agricultural Statistics Service), Heather Ridolfo (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
 
Discussant: Michael Planty (RTI International)
 
 

Concurrent Session G-3

Bayesian Methods for Surveys

Organizer: Nathan B. Cruze (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Session Chair: Kimberly Henry (Internal Revenue Service)
 
Matthew R Williams (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), Terrance D. Savitsky (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Terrance Savitsky (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Habtamu Benecha (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service), Nathan B. Cruze (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
 
Are We Under-Estimating Food Insecurity?  
Christian Gregory (Economic Research Service, USDA)
 
 
 

Concurrent Session G-4

Combining Different Levels of Data Sources

Organizer: Denise Abreu (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Session Chair: Glendon Haynes (Energy Information Administration)
 
Adela Luque (U.S. Census Bureau, presenter), Renuka Bhaskar (U.S. Census Bureau), Sharon Ennis (U.S. Census Bureau), James Noon (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Sarah Rehkamp (USDA Economic Research Service), Patrick Canning (USDA Economic Research Service), Catherine Birney (University of Texas-Austin)
 
Brooks Pierce (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Jennifer Sayers (National Center for Health Statistics), Scott Campbell (NORC), Clinton Thompson (National Center for Health Statistics), Geoff Jackson (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
Evaluation of Health Care Event Reporting in a National Household Survey Using Medical Provider Data
Jerrod Anderson (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), Emily Mitchell (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), Adam Biener (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
 
 

Concurrent Session G-5

Disclosure Limitation and Privacy Protection

Organizer: David Kinyon (Energy Information Administration)
Session Chair: Ray Popovic (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Zixin Nie (Statistics Canada), Claude Girard (Statistics Canada)
 
Mark Stinner (Statistics Canada)
 
Xiaoyu Zhai (Department of Statistics, George Washington University), Tapan Nayak (Department of Statistics, George Washington University)
 
 

Concurrent Session H-1

New Uses of Combining Public and Private Data

Organizer and Chair: Andrew White (National Center for Education Statistics)
 
Linking a Retail Gasoline Price Survey with Commercial Data
Maura Bardos (Energy Information Administration), Amerine Woodyard (Energy Information Administration), Jeramiah Yeksavich (Energy Information Administration) 
 
Duren Banks (RTI International), Michael Planty (RTI International), G. Lance Couzens (RTI International)
 
Maura Spiegelman (National Center for Education Statistics), David Sheppard (U.S. Census Bureau), Quentin Brummet (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
 

Concurrent Session H-2

Innovative Uses of R in Federal Agencies

Organizer and Session Chair: Wendy Martinez (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Jimmy Wong (U.S. FDA)
 
NHANES Weights: Use of R for Data Visualization, QA/QC, and Calibration
Zipf, George (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
Arcenis Rojas ( Bureau of Labor Statistics )
 
Discussant: Wes Chou (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
 

Concurrent Session H-3

Statistical Methods and Testing

Organizer: Grace Kena (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Session Chair: Rachel Dinkes (American Institutes for Research)
 
Timothy Wojan (Economic Research Service), Jason Brown (Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank), Dayton Lambert (University of Tennessee)
 
Stephen Ash (U.S. Census Bureau), Brian Shaffer (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Michael Sverchkov (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Danny Pfeffermann (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Andrew Crane-Droesch (U.S. Department of Agriculture/Economic Research Service)
 
Tyler Barnes (Department of Veterans Affairs/Wright State University), Scott C. Moore (Department of Veterans Affairs), Katerine Osatuke (Department of Veterans Affairs)
 
 

Concurrent Session H-4

Administrative Records for Sampling Efficiency

Organizer: Denise Abreu (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Session Chair: Wendy Barboza (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
 
Scott Albrecht (U.S. Census Bureau), Jason Fields (U.S. Census Bureau), Keith Finlay (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Leticia Fernandez (U.S. Census Bureau), Rachel Shattuck (U.S. Census Bureau), James Noon (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Abdelnasser Saïdi (Statistics Canada), Kenneth Chu (Statistics Canada), Abel Dasylva (Statistics Canada), Félix Labrecque-Synnott (Statistics Canada)
 
Salam Abdus (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), Steven C. Hill (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), Marc I. Roemer (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
 
Hyo Park (Veterans Affairs), Eddie Thomas (Veterans Affairs), Pheakdey Lim (Veterans Affairs)
 
 

Concurrent Session H-5

Research Priorities for Enhancing Quality in the Integration of Multiple Data Sources

Organizer: John Eltinge (U.S. Census Bureau)
Session Chair: Alex Brown (Joint Program in Survey Methodology)
 
Panelists: 
Chris Chapman (National Center for Health Statistics)
John Czajka (Mathematica Policy Research)
Joe Schafer (U.S. Census Bureau)
Linda Young (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
 

Concurrent Session I-1

Re-Engineering and Modernizing the 2017 Economic Census

Organizer: Diane K. Willimack (U.S. Census Bureau)
Session Chair: Ron Jarmin (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Kimberly Moore (U.S. Census Bureau), William Samples (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Executing a Multi-Year Multi-Method Electronic Data Collection Re-engineering: Experiences from 2017 Economic Census Development
Amy E. Anderson Riemer (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Susanne Johnson (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
William C. Davie Jr. (U.S. Census Bureau), Scot Dahl (U.S. Census Bureau), Katherine Jenny Thompson (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
 
 

Concurrent Session I-2

Record Linkage Techniques to Enhance Criminal Justice and Immigration Statistics

Organizer: Christopher Cutler (Abt Associates)
Session Chair: Lynn Langton (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
 
Ryan Kling (Abt Associates), Christopher Cutler (Abt Associates), Mark Motivans (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
 
Damian Kostiuk (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)
 
Hongwei Zhang, Katherine Shanahan (Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics)
 
Data Matching Practice and Application in DHS CBP Arrival and Departure Information System (ADIS)
Michael Gorman (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) 
 
Discussants:  Jiashen You (DHS, Office of Immigration Statistics)
                         Ryan Kling (Abt Associates)
 
 

Concurrent Session I-3

New Advances in Applications of Geospatial Technology

Organizer and Chair: Darius Singpurwalla (National Science Foundation)
 
Diba Khan (National Center for Health Statistics), Lauren M. Rossen (National Center for Health Statistics), Brady Hamilton (National Center for Health Statistics), Yulei He (National Center for Health Statistics), Holly Hedegaard (National Center for Health Statistics), Rong Wei (National Center for Health Statistics), Margaret Warner (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
Matthew Graham (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Denise Abreu (National Agricultural Statistics Service), Michael Hyman (National Agricultural Statistics Service), Linda A. Lawson (National Agricultural Statistics Service), Sonia Hickman (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
 
Wlodzimierz Okrasa (Central Statistical Office, Poland), Dominik Rozkrut (Central Statistical Office, Poland)
 
Doug Geverdt (National Center for Education Statistics), Laura Nixon (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
 

Concurrent Session I-4

Analyzing Nonresponse – New Research

Organizer and Chair: Alice Yu (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Session Chair: John Ahearn (Bureau Labor of Statistics)
 
Frances Chevarley (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), William Mosher (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)
 
Carl Turner (Fors Marsh Group), Colin MacFarlane (Fors Marsh Group), Krysha Gregorowicz (Fors Marsh Group), Jonathan Mendelson (Fors Marsh Group)
 
Alice Yu (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Erin McNulty (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Mark Gorsak (Office of Personnel Management), Taylor Lewis (Office of Personnel Management), Judah Frank (Office of Personnel Management)
 
 
 

Concurrent Session I-5

Advances in Evaluating Labor Force Statistics

Organizer: Robin Kaplan (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Session Chair: Jeffrey Gonzalez (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Alex Roubinchtein (Washington State Employment Security Department)
 
Jonathan Adam Lind (Washington State Employment Security Department)
 
Using Administrative Records for Survey Item Replacement: An Analysis of the LEHD-NSCG Annual Earnings Ratio
Michaela Dillon (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
 
 

Concurrent Session J-1

Progress in Measuring Income Statistics

Organizer and Chair: George Sheldon (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)  Introduction (137 KB, pdf) 
 
David Pattison (Social Security Administration)
 
Creating a Comprehensive Income Dataset
Bruce D. Meyer (University of Chicago, AEI, NBER)
 
Robert S. Martin (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 
Discussant: George Sheldon (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
 
 

Concurrent Session J-2

Forecasting Methods

Organizer and Chair: Darius Singpurwalla (National Science Foundation)
 
Bruno Gasperini (IMPAQ International), Aaron Heuser (IMPAQ International), Minh Huynh (IMPAQ International), Hautahi Kingi (IMPAQ International), James Moore (IMPAQ International), Chriz Zhang (IMPAQ International)
 
Timothy Park (Economic Research Service, USDA), Howard Elitzak (Economic Research Service, USDA), Abigail Okrent (Economic Research Service, USDA)
 
David Levin (Economic Research Service, USDA)
 
 

Concurrent Session J-3

Ensuring Data Quality and High Response Rates on Federally-Funded Establishment Data Collections

Organizer and Chair:   Chris Ellis (RTI International)
 
Susan Brumbaugh (RTI International), Elizabeth Smith (RTI International), Chris Ellis (RTI International), Mary Cowhig (Bureau of Justice Statistics), Zhen Zeng (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
 
Tim Smith (RTI International), Christian Genesky (RTI International), Danielle Kaeble (Bureau of Justice Statistics), Anthony Whyde (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
 
Chris Ellis (RTI International), Scott Ginder (RTI International), Megan Waggy (RTI International), Mary Cowhig (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
 
Discussant:Ann Carson (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
 
 

Concurrent Session J-4

Innovations in Survey Design

Organizer and Session Chair: Jessica Graber (U.S. Census Bureau)
 
Carol DeFrances, Ph.D. (National Center for Health Statistics), Denys T. Lau, Ph.D. (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
Data Integration Innovations to Enhance Analytical Capacity
Steven B. Cohen (RTI International)
 
Sarah Lessem (National Center for Health Statistics), Renee Gindi (National Center for Health Statistics), Stephen Blumberg (National Center for Health Statistics), Aaron Maitland (National Center for Health Statistics), Ben Zablotsky (National Center for Health Statistics), Lindsey Black (National Center for Health Statistics), Emily Zammitti (National Center for Health Statistics)
 
Measuring Program Knowledge Longitudinally: The Uses and Methodological Challenges for Federal Agencies
Matt Messel (Social Security Administration), Mark Sarney (Social Security Administration), David Rogofsky (Social Security Administration), Laith Alattar (Social Security Administration)
 
Wan-Ying Chang (National Center for Science Engineering Statistics), Patricia Ruggles (National Center for Science Engineering Statistics)