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Committee on Professional Ethics

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  • To provide a point of contact with other societies and associations in the area of professional ethics.
  • To develop and implement a program of education sensitizing members of ASA to the ethical issues in statistical practice and in other fields in which statistics is used.
  • To maintain and promulgate, subject to Board review and approval, the set of ASA Ethical Guidelines that describes the general view of ethics in statistical practice, and develop and maintain supplements to the Ethical Guidelines for areas of application that give an understanding of ethical statistical practice as it applies to that area (e.g., law or medicine).
  • The Committee does not have the authority to act on, rule on, or arbitrate ethical matters.
  • Execution of a program of professional certification is not included in this charge.
  • Composition: The Committee consists of nine members, three of whom are appointed/reappointed by the President Elect each year for three year terms. One member is also appointed by the President Elect (when necessary) to serve as the Chair.

Questions? Want to get involved? Contact Howard R. Hogan


The Committee on Professional Ethics has 9 member(s), and 3 liaison(s).

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Hogan, Howard R.
U.S. Census Bureau
4700 Silver Hill Road
Room 8H168
Washington, DC   20233
United States
Phone: (301) 763-2160
Fax: (301) 457-1902
Chair (2013 - 2016)
Belin, Thomas R.
University of California, Los Angeles
Dept. of Biostatistics
51-267 Center for Health Sciences
Los Angeles, CA   90095-1772
United States
Phone: (310) 206-7361
Fax: (310) 206-7361
Member (2014 - 2016)
Elliott, Alan C.
Southern Methodist University
1739 Green Tree Place
Duncanville, TX   75137
United States
Phone: (214) 768-3262
Member (2015 - 2017)
Hawes, Michael B.
Member (2015 - 2017)
Hogan, Howard R.
U.S. Census Bureau
4700 Silver Hill Road
Room 8H168
Washington, DC   20233
United States
Phone: (301) 763-2160
Fax: (301) 457-1902
Member (2011 - 2016)
Kulkarni, Pandurang M.
Eli Lilly & Company
Lilly Corporate Center
DC: 2132
Indianapolis, IN   46285
United States
Phone: (317) 372-7862
Member (2015 - 2017)
McLaren, Christine E.
University of California, Irvine
Department of Epidemiology
224 Irvine Hall
Irvine, CA   92697-7550
United States
Phone: (949) 814-4007
Fax: (949) 824-4773
Member (2014 - 2016)
Shah, Arvind K.
Merck Research Laboratories
117 Southern Pointe Drive
Madison, AL   35758
United States
Phone: (732) 594-8343
Member (2010 - 2015)
Steffey, Duane L.
Exponent, Inc.
149 Commonwealth Drive
Menlo Park, CA   94025-1133
United States
Phone: (650) 688-7262
Fax: (650) 326-8072
Member (2013 - 2015)
Tractenberg, Rochelle E.
Member (2013 - 2015)
Lenth, Russell V.
University of Iowa
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science
241 Schaeffer Hall
Iowa City, IA   52242
United States
Phone: (319) 335-0712
Professional Issues & Visibility Council Liaison
2011 - 2015
Professional Issues & Visibility Council Vice Chair
Santos, Robert L.
The Urban Institute
2100 M Street, NW
Washington, DC   20037
United States
Phone: (202) 261-5904
Professional Issues & Visibility Council Liaison
2015 - 2015
Professional Issues & Visibility Council Chair (ASA Vice President)
Wasserstein, Ronald L.
American Statistical Association
732 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA   22314-1943
United States
Phone: (703) 684-1221 x1860
Staff Liaison
2009 - 2015
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