Michael D. Larsen, PhD, Larsen Statistics
- Professor Department of Statistics (Department page)
- Director, GW's Survey Design & Data Analysis (SDDA) certificate program
- Faculty member, The Biostatistics Center
- The George Washington University (GWU)
Michael Larsen, Ph.D., joined George Washington University in 2009 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics and a faculty member of the Biostatistics Center. He was promoted to Professor in 2015. He received a Ph.D. in Statistics from Harvard University. Dr. Larsen is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association (2012) and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (2010) and was a Distinguished Scholar at the U.S. Census Bureau (2012). In July of 2015, he will serve as president-elect of the Washington Statistical Society, becoming president of the organization in July of 2016. He has been elected to four positions in the ASA's Survey Research Methods Section, including program chair (2012) and chair-elect (2015). He will serve as chair in 2016.
Mike's interests include survey sampling, missing data, record linkage and administrative records, disclosure limitation and confidentiality, Bayesain statistics, hierarchical and mixture models, statistical modeling of complex data, and statistics education. At the National Academy of Sciences he is a member of the standing committee on re-engineering decennial census operations and a panel on Census Bureau economic surveys . He previously was a member of the panel on Census 2010 and the steering committee of a CNSTAT workshop for the National Science Foundation on surveying nonprofit organization about research and development. Dr. Larsen has engaged in extensive editorial and review work, is a permanent member of the NIH's Biostatistical Research Methods and Design (BMRD) study section, and was executive editor for Chance (2008-2010). He serves as advisory editor to Chance, associate editor for a number of journals, and frequent reviewer for statistical and subject-area journals.
Dr. Larsen has consulted for and collaborated with researchers at a number of government agencies, research organizations, companies, and academic departments. He has advised several master's degree students and 6 PhD students with an additional 3 PhD students in progress.
Michael Larsen conducts consulting through his company, Larsen Statistics, LLC, in Rockville, Maryland.