Jared B. Smith

Chief Statistician and Director of the Center for Statistics and Data Analysis, Applied Research and Methods

Areas of Expertise:

  • Data analytics
  • Statistics

Jared Smith is GAO’s Chief Statistician and the Director of the Center for Statistics and Data Analysis within the Applied Research and Methods team. Jared oversees a group of specialists who work to enhance GAO engagements through the use of statistics and data analytics.

Jared joined GAO in February 2021. Prior to joining GAO, Jared oversaw the application of statistical methods by auditors and investigators at the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General.

Jared earned a doctorate degree in psychology from the University of California, Irvine, with a focus on the development of statistical models of human cognition. Jared earned a Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University Law School.