Nathaniel Schenker

NISS Position: 
Senior Fellow

Nathaniel Schenker retired in spring of 2017 after eighteen years at the National Center for Health Statistics, where he served as Senior Scientist for Research and Methodology, Associate Director for Research and Methodology, and Deputy Director. Previously, he was a faculty member in Biostatistics at UCLA for eleven years and a Mathematical Statistician at the Census Bureau for three years.  His statistical work has included research on handling incomplete data, census and survey methods, survival analysis, and statistical computation, and applications of statistics to the health and social sciences.  He is a former president of the American Statistical Association and a former Program Chair of the Joint Statistical Meetings, and he has served on the editorial boards of four statistical journals as well as on three panels or standing committees of the Committee on National Statistics.  

Dr. Schenker is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and the Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society.  He received the Distinguished Teaching Award in Biostatistics from the UCLA Public Health Student Association, the Elijah White Outstanding Scientist Award and Owen Thornberry Excellence in Leadership Award from the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Roger Herriot Award for Innovation in Federal Statistics and Founders Award for distinguished service from the American Statistical Association.  He received a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Chicago.