Constance F. Citro

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Constance Ann Forbes Citro (born June 9, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri)[1] is an American political scientist and statistician. She is the former director of the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council, and works as a senior scholar for the Committee on National Statistics.[2]

Education and career[edit]

Citro is the daughter of a pediatrician[1] and the granddaughter of baptist minister and theological scholar Conrad Henry Moehlman.[3] She studied political science as an undergraduate at the University of Rochester,[2] where her grandfather taught and her mother was an alumna,[1] graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1963.[3] She went to Yale University for a master's degree and Ph.D. in the same subject.

Citro joined the Committee on National Statistics in 1984, and directed the committee from 2004 to 2017.[2]


Citro became a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1987.[4] She is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.[5]

She was the winner of the 1997 Roger Herriot Award for Innovation in Federal Statistics, for contributions including acting as study director of panels on poverty, family assistance, and microsimulation of social welfare, and her work on the 1990 and 2000 census.[6] She also won the Waksberg Award in survey methodology in 2014.[7]

In 2018 the American Statistical Association established an annual award, the Links Lecture Award, "to honor the contributions of Constance Citro, Robert Groves, and Fritz Scheuren". [8]


  1. ^ a b c "Your Classmates" (PDF), The Rochester Alumni–Alumnae Review, p. 23, October–November 1942
  2. ^ a b c CNSTAT staff, Committee on National Statistics, retrieved 2018-11-06
  3. ^ a b "Constance A. Forbes Fiancee of J. F. Citro", The New York Times, April 3, 1964
  4. ^ ASA Fellows List, American Statistical Association, archived from the original on 2019-04-25, retrieved 2016-11-06
  5. ^ Individual members, International Statistical Institute, retrieved 2018-11-06
  6. ^ "Kudos to Connie Citro!", Newsletter of the American Statistical Association, vol. 3 no. 2, July 1997
  7. ^ Waksberg Award, American Statistical Association, retrieved 2018-11-06