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Jennifer M. Ortman

Jennifer M. Ortman

Demographer, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau

Jennifer M. Ortman is a demographer at the U.S. Census Bureau, where she leads efforts to create a demographic frame (a compilation of information about people and households from censuses, surveys, and administrative data sources). She also serves as co-chair of the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology’s Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Characteristics (SOGISC) Subcommittee and SOGISC Interest Group, which explore the best practices for collecting and measuring SOGISC information.

Ortman, who joined the Census Bureau in 2009 as a demographer, has helped develop many statistical programs. Among them: the American Community Survey and Population Projections. She has co-authored reports about such topics as the nation’s older population and baby boom cohort and has presented her research findings at various venues including C-SPAN’s America by the Numbers.

Ortman has received the Department of Commerce’s Silver Medal and Bronze Medal awards in recognition of her outstanding work. She has a doctorate in sociology, with a concentration in population studies, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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