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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 Rochelle E. Tractenberg


    The Committee on Professional Ethics has 9 member(s), and 2 liaison(s).

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    Tractenberg, Rochelle E.
    Georgetown University Medical Center
    207 Building D - Neurology
    4000 Reservoir Road, N.W.
    Washington, DC   20057
    United States
    Phone: (202) 687-2247
    Fax: (202) 784-3504
    Chair (2017 - 2018)
    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 - 2019)
    Elliott, Alan C.
    Southern Methodist University
    1739 Green Tree Place
    Duncanville, TX   75137
    United States
    Phone: (214) 768-3262
    Member (2015 - 2020)
    Georgiou, Andreas Vasilios
    15101 Grey Pebble Drive
    Darnestown, MD   20874
    United States
    Phone: (301) 804-7217
    Fax: (301) 990-9261
    Member (2018 - 2020)
    Gomes, Harold Levi
    U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
    2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
    Room 3655
    Washington, DC   20212
    United States
    Member (2017 - 2019)
    Hawes, Michael B.
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Ave, S.W.
    Suite 2E311
    Washington, DC   20202
    United States
    Phone: (202) 453-7017
    Fax: (202) 401-0920
    Member (2015 - 2020)
    Levenstein, Marcia J.
    Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Inc
    33 Everett St.
    New York, NY   11563
    United States
    Phone: (917) 355-9521
    Member (2016 - 2018)
    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 - 2018)
    Stodden, Victoria
    Member (2017 - 2019)

    Ensor, Katherine B.
    Rice University
    Dept. of Statistics
    6100 Main St., MS 138
    Houston, TX   77251-1827
    United States
    Phone: (713) 348-4687

    Professional Issues & Visibility Council Liaison
    2016 - 2018
    Chair, Professional Issues and Visibility Council (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 - 2020

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