Susan Lapham

Vice President, Health & Social Development Program at American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences

Susan Lapham

Susan Lapham

Vice President, Health & Social Development Program at American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences

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Susan Lapham is a vice president in the Health and Social Development Program at AIR, contributing her expertise in program and talent management and quality assurance. Lapham also co-directs Project Talent, a nationally representative longitudinal study of 400,000 Americans who were first surveyed in 1960. She serves as principle investigator on several grants from the National Institute on Aging, to which she applies her training as a researcher and survey methodologist.

Lapham directs a dedicated research staff in the design of studies using Project Talent data to examine early-life predictors of later-life outcomes, including cognitive decline, quality of life and mortality. She also collaborates on the design studies centered on special populations, such as twins, veterans, persons with multiple chronic conditions and injuries, and racial minorities. She advises staff on quantitative and qualitative assessment, and statistical analysis and data interpretation.

In 2012 and 2013, Lapham served as director of the Research and Statistics Portfolio within the Education Program. Providing strategic direction and leadership for 180 staff, Lapham was responsible for directing rigorous research and data to inform education decisionmakers. From 2005 to 2012, Lapham was the executive director of the Education Statistics Services Institute for the National Center for Education Statistics and deputy director of the Federal Statistics Program at AIR.

Prior to joining AIR, Lapham worked for 20 years in the federal statistical system as associate director for Statistical Programs for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and as director of the American Travel Survey, the National Household Transportation Survey, and the Commodity Flow Survey. Lapham also spent ten years at the Census Bureau, including a one-year sabbatical at the Committee on National Statistics at the National Academy of Sciences working with the Committee on Census 2010. In 1999, the Vice President of the United States appointed Lapham to the Senior Executive Service.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences

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Director, Center on Aging at American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences

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Vice President & Director-International Development Program at American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences

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Executive Vice President & President-Assessment at American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences

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Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President at American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences

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Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President at American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences

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Vice President, Health & Social Development Program at American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences
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The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation. It was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, and began operation on April 1, 1967. It is governed by the United States Secretary of Transportation. Its mission is to "Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future."

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The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

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