Michael P. Cohen

Principal Statistician, American Institutes for Research


Michael P. Cohen (Mike) is a Principal Statistician at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). He is a member of Survey and Data Sciences. He has over 35 years’ experience in complex survey design and estimation, including sample design, imputation, variances, sample size and power determination, and weighting. This experience includes 7 years at the Bureau of Labor Statistics working on sampling and estimation for the U.S. Consumer Price Index and the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Surveys. He spent 13 years at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education, where he consulted on all their major surveys. He then worked for the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics for 7 years, the last 4 as their Assistant Director for Survey Programs.

Mike has served as President of the Washington Academy of Sciences and of the Washington Statistical Society. He was the Treasurer of the Survey Research Methods Section of the American Statistical Association for 2015-2016. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Official Statistics and a contributing editor for the Journal of Experimental Education. He has been an associate editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Applications and Case Studies.


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