Jerome P. Reiter

Jerome P. Reiter

Professor of Statistical Science

External address: 
212 Old Chem, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Duke Box 90251, Durham, NC 27708-0251
(919) 668-5227


My primary research focus has been investigating statistical methods of preserving data confidentiality. More generally, I am interested in the analysis of complex surveys, especially missing data methods and causal inference. I enjoy collaborating on data analyses with researchers who are not statisticians, particularly in the social sciences. I also am the associate director of the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD).

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1999

  • B.S., Duke University 1992

Selected Grants

Addressing Bias from Missing Data in EHR Based Studies of CVD awarded by National Institutes of Health (Collaborator). 2018 to 2023

Integrating Multiple Data Sources to Account for Nonignorable Nonresponse awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2019

CIF21 DIBBs: An Integrated System for Public/Private Access to Large-scale, Confidential Social Science Data awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018

Computatopmal Methods and Tools for Creating High Quality, Public Use Census Microdata awarded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

NCRN-MN:Triangle Census Research Network awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2016

TC:Large: Collaborative Research: Practical Privacy: Metrics and Methods for Protecting Record-level and Relational Data awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2016

Multiple Imputation Methods for Handling Missing Data in Longitudinal Studies with Refreshment Samples awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2014

Sharing Confidential Datasets With Geographic Identifiers Via Multiple Imputation awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2012

MMS: Methodology for Improving Public Use Data Dissemination Via Multiply-Imputer, Partially Synthetic Data awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2008 to 2011

Karr, AF, and Reiter, JP. "Using Statistics to Protect Privacy." Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement. January 1, 2013. 276-295. Full Text

Hill, JL, Reiter, JP, and Zanutto, EL. "A Comparison of Experimental and Observational Data Analyses." Applied Bayesian Modeling and Causal Inference from Incomplete-Data Perspectives: An Essential Journey with Donald Rubin's Statistical Family. July 14, 2005. 49-60. Full Text

White, TK, Reiter, JP, and Petrin, A. "Imputation in U.S. Manufacturing Data and Its Implications for Productivity Dispersion." The Review of Economics and Statistics 100.3 (July 2018): 502-509. Full Text

Kaufman, BG, Klemish, D, Kassner, CT, Reiter, JP, Li, F, Harker, M, O'Brien, EC, Taylor, DH, and Bhavsar, NA. "Predicting Length of Hospice Stay: An Application of Quantile Regression." Journal of Palliative Medicine (May 15, 2018). Full Text

Josse, J, and Reiter, JP. "Introduction to the Special Section on Missing Data." Statistical Science 33.2 (May 2018): 139-141. Full Text

Wei, L, and Reiter, JP. "Improving Bayesian mixture models for multiple imputation of missing data using focused clustering." Revstat Statistical Journal 16.2 (April 1, 2018): 213-230.

Hu, J, Reiter, JP, and Wang, Q. "Dirichlet Process Mixture Models for Modeling and Generating Synthetic Versions of Nested Categorical Data." Bayesian Analysis 13.1 (March 2018): 183-200. Full Text

Burris, K, Vittetoe, K, Ramger, B, Suresh, S, Tokdar, ST, Reiter, JP, and Appelbaum, LG. "Sensorimotor abilities predict on-field performance in professional baseball." Scientific Reports 8.1 (January 8, 2018): 116-null. Full Text

Kim, HJ, Reiter, JP, and Karr, AF. "Simultaneous edit-imputation and disclosure limitation for business establishment data." Journal of Applied Statistics 45.1 (January 2, 2018): 63-82. Full Text

Chen, Y, Barrientos, AF, Machanavajjhala, A, and Reiter, JP. "Is my model any good: differentially private regression diagnostics." Knowledge and Information Systems 54.1 (January 2018): 33-64. Full Text

Klemish, D, Ramger, B, Vittetoe, K, Reiter, JP, Tokdar, ST, and Appelbaum, LG. "Visual abilities distinguish pitchers from hitters in professional baseball." Journal of sports sciences 36.2 (January 2018): 171-179. Full Text


Chen, Y, Machanavajjhala, A, Reiter, JP, and Barrientos, AF. "Differentially private regression diagnostics." January 31, 2017. Full Text

Hu, J, Reiter, JP, and Wang, Q. "Disclosure risk evaluation for fully synthetic categorical data." January 1, 2014.


Gu, BJ, Reiter, JP, Schwinn, DA, Smith, M, Korstanje, C, Thor, KB, and Dolber, PC. "Effects of alpha-1 adrenergic receptor subtype-selective antagonists on lower urinary tract function in rats with bladder outlet obstruction." April 2004.