American Statistical Association

ASA
732 North Washington Street
Alexandria VA 22314

703-684-1221
www.amstat.org

The American Statistical Association (ASA) is a scientific and educational society founded in 1839 with the following mission: To promote excellence in the application of statistical science across the wealth of human endeavor. ASA is dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education, development, and the use of statistics, and is the second oldest professional association in the United States.

ASA’s commitment is to provide the link between the profession of statistics and the society it serves. ASA’s 16,000 members here and abroad serve in industry, academia, and government agencies, both nationally and internationally.

Through subject area Sections and professional experiences, members apply their expertise to diverse and vital areas including the following:

  • Development and promotion of public and professional statistical education
  • Environmental risk
  • Development of therapeutic drugs
  • Research in medicine
  • Quality assurance in industry
  • Examination of social issues
  • Economic forecasting and analytic research in business
  • Expansion of statistical methods and computer and graphics applications

ASA publishes nine journals, a combined CD-ROM for all Joint Statistical Meetings proceedings, the Current Index to Statistics, a variety of subject area Section newsletters and geographic area Chapter newsletters, a monthly membership magazine, Amstat News, two general interest magazines, CHANCE and STATS, brochures, career information, and other outreach publications.

Additionally, ASA manages the annual Joint Statistical Meetings, held with the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, two divisions of the International Biometric Society, and the Statistical Society of Canada, as well as topical and regionally based conferences. The ASA has an active professional education program and many educational outreach efforts with sister societies.

Executive Director & Secretary
Ronald Wasserstein
American Statistical Assn
732 North Washington Street
Alexandria VA 22314
703-684-1221
ron@amstat.org

President
Barry Nussbaum
StatisticsBarry@gmail.com
Term: Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2017

President-Elect
Lisa M. LaVange
lisalavange.asa@gmail.com

Past-President
Jessica Utts
University of California
Department of Statistics
Donald Bren Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-1250
Phone: (949) 824-0649
jutts@uci.edu

Treasurer
Amarjot Kaur
Merck & Co.
126 E. Lincoln Ave.
P.O. Box 2000, MS RY34-A318
Rahway, NJ 07065
732-594-4696
amarjot_kaur@merck.com

AMSTAT NEWS
Megan Murphy, Managing Editor
American Statistical Association
732 North Washington Street
Alexandria VA 22314
703-684-1221
Fax: 703-684-2037 
amstat@amstat.org