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NCHS selects Nat Schenker as its new Deputy Director

Dr. Nat Schenker

Dr. Nathaniel Schenker, associate director of the Office of Research and Methodology (ORM) for the National Center for Health Statistics, has been appointed NCHS Deputy Director. Center Director Charles Rothwell praised the appointment, noting that Dr. Schenker “has been instrumental in developing more collaborative statistical relationships within NCHS and with other federal statistical agencies. Nat Read More >

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Catching Up With: ASA President Dr. Nathaniel Schenker

Dr. Nat Schenker

In 2013, Inside NCHS interviewed Dr. Nathaniel Schenker, director of the Office of Research and Methodology, about his serving as president-elect of the American Statistical Association (ASA). In the article, Dr. Schenker discussed his presidential agenda. His three main initiatives included having ASA revise its curricula guidelines for undergraduate majors and minors in statistics, developing Read More >

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Reflections of an International Statistician

Dr. Pavlina Rumcheva

By Dr. Pavlina Rumcheva, Senior Service Fellow NCHS Office of Research and Methodology I will tell a brief story about my life as a statistician around the world. My starting point was the city of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. I was born and grew up there, and lived there during my high school and Read More >

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Dr. Nat Schenker Serves Statistics as ASA President-Elect

Dr. Nat Schenker

As director of the Office of Research and Methodology, Dr. Nathaniel Schenker spends his working days absorbed in the details of the world of statistics, with emphasis on how they apply to National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Outside of the office? He spends more time on the world of statistics, but with a more global view. Read More >

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QDRL Works with Federal Agencies to Evaluate Blood Donation Procedures

Dr. Michael Ryan

An integral element of the Office of Research and Methodology’s (ORM) mission is to work with other federal statistical agencies to develop and test survey instruments. To that end, in 1985, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) created the Questionnaire Design Research Laboratory (QDRL). Recent projects include examining alternatives to sexual identification questions used in NCHS’s Read More >

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Advancing the State of Methodological Knowledge

Dr. Nat Schenker

By thinking small, Dr. Nathaniel Schenker hopes that he and his associates will make a big contribution in the fight against cancer. Dr. Schenker is director of the Office of Research and Methodology (ORM), which serves as the central methodological research, development, and consulting unit for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). ORM provides Read More >

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