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Cornell Program on Applied Demographics

PAD people

Dr. Warren A. Brown

Warren is Director of the Program on Applied Demographics (PAD) and Senior Research Associate in the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER). His public service has involved various roles working with federal statistical agencies. Warren currently is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Standing Committee for Reengineering Census Operations, serves on the Steering Committee for the American Community Survey Data Users Group, and is President of the Association of Public Data Users (APDU). Warren's research interests include methods of population projection; migration analysis; and integration of administrative records and survey data.

Jan K. Vink

Jan is Research Support Specialist with the Program on Applied Demographics. He majored in Econometrics at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). He has advanced skill in statistics, computer programming and data analysis. Jan represents New York State in the US Census Bureau's Federal-State Cooperatives for Population Estimates and Projections and leads PAD's role as a Coordinating Agency in the New York State Data Center.

Dr. Joe D. Francis

Joe is the former Director of the Program on Applied Demographics. Joe is retired and is a Professor Emeritus in Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Department of Development Sociology. He is supporting PAD on a part-time basis, bringing expertise in survey research methods, statistics and Geographic Information Systems/spatial statistics. In addition to developing online visualization and spatial analysis of demographic information for the NY State Data Center and its affiliates, he collaborates with Census Bureau and New York State staff in preparing the critical address files that will drive the census enumeration in 2020.