Robert Santos Elected V.P. of American Statistical Association

Urban Institute chief methodologist Robert Santos has been elected a vice president of the American Statistical Association.

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Stu Kantor skantor@urban.org, (202) 261-5283

WASHINGTON, DC, MAY 14, 2014 — Urban Institute chief methodologist Robert Santos has been elected a vice president of the American Statistical Association (ASA). He will begin his three-year term January 1, 2015.

The organization is the world's largest community of statisticians and the second-oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States.

Before joining the Urban Institute in 2006, Santos held executive positions at the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan and the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. He also was a partner at NuStats, a survey research consultancy in Austin, Texas.

Santos is president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. He has served on panels of the Transportation Research Board, Institute of Medicine, and Committee on National Statistics at the National Academies. He was on the editorial board of Public Opinion Quarterly and has held elected positions in the ASA and Washington Statistical Society.

An ASA fellow, Santos received the ASA's Founder's Award in 2006 for his excellence in survey statistics and contributions to the statistics community.

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