Michael D. Larsen, PhD, Larsen Statistics

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 full 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). For the Washington Statistical Society he was elected to serve as president elect (2015-16), president (2016-17), and past-president (2017-18). For the Survey Research Methods Section of the American Statistical Association he was elected to serve as chair-elect (2015), chair (2016), and past-chair (2017). He was elected previously to three positions in SRMS, including program chair (2012).

Mike's interests include survey sampling, missing data, record linkage and administrative records, disclosure limitation and confidentiality, Bayesian 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 the Census Bureau's annual 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 teaches courses in statistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels and 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, in Rockville, Maryland.


Contact: Dr. Michael D. Larsen, PhD

Beginning in 2016: 765 Rome Hall, 801 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC, 20052
Department Office (202) 994-6356; Fax (202) 994-6917, mlarsen at gwu . edu

Biostatistics Center, The George Washington University
6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 750, Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 881-9260, mlarsen at bsc . gwu . edu