Edward Mulrow

Edward Mulrow Vice President

Statistics and Methodology

Ph.D., Statistics, Colorado State University
M.S., Mathematics, University of Utah
B.A., Mathematics, Illinois Wesleyan University

Edward J. Mulrow is Vice President, Statistics and Methodology, for NORC at the University of Chicago. Mulrow is an Accredited Professional Statistician™ and Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He has responsibility for sample design, sample selection, and the analysis of complex survey data and administrative records data for government and public interest projects. Mulrow has 25 years of statistical consulting experience.

Mulrow is the project director for the National Children's Study Data Linkages project, the purpose of which is to identify and evaluate various data sources to advance the NCS goal of studying potential relationships between environmental measures and children's health and development. Additionally, he is serving as the sampling task lead for Nationwide Adult Medicaid CAHPS survey, a project designed to capture baseline national and state-level estimates of adult Medicaid enrollees' experiences .

Prior to joining NORC Mulrow was a Director in the National Economic Consulting Group, Washington National Tax Services office, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and prior to that was a Senior Manage in the Quantitative Economics and Statistics Group at Ernst & Young LLP. His work included the development and use of statistical sampling in support of tax reporting for the filing of current and amended returns, develop performance measure comparisons for a regional telephone company.

Mulrow and NORC colleagues published an Annals of Applied Statistics article describing the methodology used to estimate that amount of unaccounted for money belonging to individuals Indians in the Indian Trust. The estimate has been used by the U.S. District court as part of settlement in a long standing court case of individual Indian account holders.

In 2014 Mulrow was elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). He is currently serving on the ASA's Committee on Gay and Lesbian Concerns in Statistics.

Representative Projects

The Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey. The Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), since its inception in 1991, has been an invaluable source of information for administering the Medicare program, estimating health care expenditures and sources of payment outlays for beneficiaries (including both Medicare covered and non-covered services), and creating a more-nuanced understanding of the health status of  beneficiaries and of how program changes impact health status. It is the leading source of information about the Medicare program and plays an essential role in monitoring and evaluating key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  More

Nationwide Adult Medicaid CAHPS. NORC at the University of Chicago is conducting a Nationwide Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Survey for Adults Enrolled in Medicaid, known also as the Nationwide Adult Medicaid CAHPS.  This survey, sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is the first of its kind intended to capture baseline national and state-level estimates of adult Medicaid enrollees’ experiences with the health care system beginning in 2014, when many Affordable Care Act provisions take effect.  More

National Children's Study (NCS) Vanguard Study. In response to the Children’s Health Act of 2000, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) commissioned the National Children’s Study (NCS) Vanguard Study to prepare for a large-scale, national study of the effects of the environment on the growth, development, and health of children across the United States.​ More

Census PVS Assessment. As part of the Person Identification Validation System Assessment engagement with the Census Bureau, NORC has conducted a review of the Census Bureau’s record linkage methods associated with the PVS, as well as an environmental scan of record linkage methods used by other government agencies—both within and outside of the U.S.—and private enterprises.  More


Press Release Edward Mulrow Named New Vice President of Statistics and Methodology at NORC at the University of Chicago More
Posted: 8.19.2015 9:00AM
Press Release NORC at the University of Chicago Senior Statistician Edward J. Mulrow Honored as New American Statistical Association Fellow More
Posted: 6.16.2014 10:27AM