Uses of Vital Statistics Data and Increasing Demands on the System


Health Policy and Health Research Uses of Vital Statistics: Data Driven Policy; Health Risk Assessments; Health Surveillance; Health Disparities

Moderator: Louise Ryan, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University


  • Nancy Krieger, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health

  • Richard Rogers, Department of Sociology and Program on Population Processes, University of Colorado, Boulder

  • Peter van Dyck, Associate Administrator, Maternal and Child Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services




Understanding the Future: Life Expectancy, Population, and Fiscal Projections

Moderator: Samuel Preston, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania


  • Stephen Goss, Chief Actuary, U.S. Social Security Administration

  • Fred Hollmann, Population Projections, U.S. Census Bureau


Growing and Emerging Uses: National Security, Infectious Disease Surveillance, Small-Area Estimates for Local Planning

Moderator: Kenneth Prewitt, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University


  • Michael A. Stoto, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University

  • Ed Hunter, Deputy Director, Washington Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Victoria Velkoff, Assistant Division Chief, Population Estimates and Projections, U.S. Census Bureau

12:00 pm

Working Lunch and Luncheon Speaker: Reflections on Current Uses and Future Needs for Vital Statistics

Steven Murdock, Director, U.S. Census Bureau

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