Judith Seltzer, a professor of sociology and director of the California Center for Population Research at UCLA, has been appointed to the Committee on National Statistics of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Seltzer’s three-year term began July 1.

The committee seeks to improve the statistical methods and information on which public policy decisions are based and works to foster better measurement and understanding of a wide range of issues, including the economy, public health, immigration, the environment and crime.

Seltzer also serves on the National Research Council’s standing committee on reengineering census operations. Previously she was a member of the NRC’s panel on residence rules in the decennial census, the panel on the design of the 2010 census program of evaluations and experiments and the panel to review the 2010 census. In 2016 she was president of the Population Association of America.