Michael P. Cohen (Mike) is a Principal Statistician at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). He is a member of Survey and Data
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