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Mathematica Policy Research is a policy research organization with offices in Princeton, New Jersey; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Washington, DC; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Oakland, California.[1] Mathematica has more than 1,000 employees and conducts program evaluation, policy research and interpretation, survey design and data collection, and performance measurement and data management. Mathematica works across the United States and in countries around the world for clients that include federal agencies, state and local governments, foundations, universities, and private-sector and international groups. It is not affiliated with the computer software Mathematica.


In 1968, Mathematica conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Income Maintenance Experiment (an experimental study of a negative income tax), to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.[2] In 1975, it was incorporated under its present name, and in 1986, the firm became employee-owned. The company became known for its large-scale random assignment evaluations of policies and programs such as abstinence education[3] and Job Corps.[4]

Research Centers[edit]

In early 1995, Mathematica formed a research affiliate, the Center for Studying Health System Change which provides objective analyses of how the country’s changing health care system affects individuals and families.

In 2007, the company launched the Center for Studying Disability Policy (CSDP) to inform disability policy formation with rigorous, objective research, and data collected from the people disability policy aims to serve. CSDP provides leadership and support for disability research and data collection conducted by Mathematica.

In early 2008, Mathematica created the Center for Improving Research Evidence (CIRE) to identify, assess, and disseminate results from quality, rigorous research to inform evidence-based policymaking. CIRE also provides technical assistance in designing, conducting, assessing, and using a range of scientific policy research and evaluations to support a growing national and international research base.

In 2010, Mathematica established the Center on Health Care Effectiveness (CHCE) , a resource for policymakers, the public, and other stakeholders, offering expertise and scientific methods to address real-world issues faced by patients, providers, and innovators to improve health care.

In 2013, Mathematica established the Center for International Policy Research and Evaluation (CIPRE). Its focus is to provide high quality, objective and rigorous research-based information to funders and policymakers addressing global development issues.

Policy Focus and Capabilities[edit]

Mathematica has three divisions, health, human services, and surveys. Mathematica's research fields include disability, early childhood, education, family support, health, international, labor, and nutrition.

Within these areas, Mathematica provides services such as program evaluation and policy research, survey design and data collection, research assessment and interpretation, and program performance and data management.

Staff and Leadership[edit]

Mathematica's senior leadership consists of Paul Decker, president, chief executive officer; Barbara Devaney executive vice president; chief operating officer; Mary Moore, senior vice president and director of professional and organizational development; Deborah Reed, senior vice president; director, Human Services Research Division; Amy Johnson, senior vice president; director, Surveys and Information Services Division; Patrick Mooney, senior vice president and secretary; director of human resources; Alison Barger, vice president and director of financial operations; and Craig Thornton, senior vice president; chief strategy officer, and managing director, Health Research Division.

Mathematica’s senior fellows , nationally recognized experts in a policy or research field, have established Mathematica as a leader in a technical or methodological area and have an outstanding record of achievement in directing large and complex projects.

Mathematica’s board of directors is chaired by Larry G. Massanari.


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Indianapolis Business Journal
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:30:00 -0700

But a 2004 Mathematica Policy Research report commissioned by the state of Indiana concluded that every job created in the health care sector by additional spending on private health insurance coverage would be offset by more than three jobs not being ...
MedPage Today
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:00:04 -0700

"We are not at the point of drawing conclusions at all," said Lorenzo Moreno, who leads a team at Mathematica Policy Research that is evaluating experiments in primary care financed with CMMI dollars. "We are still very much in the early stages of ...
Houston Chronicle
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:58:18 -0700

The comptroller cited a study conducted by Mathematica Policy Research that workers who complete an apprenticeship program bring home bigger paychecks and earn an extra $240,000 over their lifetimes. "I'm very glad to see her encourage apprentice ...
The Intelligencer
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 21:15:42 -0700

A virtual mirror image was seen in the income results of participants in the highly publicized Job Corps in a report submitted by Princeton, N.J.-based Mathematica Policy Research, whose primary mission is to improve outcomes of low-income adults.
Baltimore Sun
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:07:30 -0700

A Mathematica Policy Research study found the average annual salary of an apprentice who completed a program registered under the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship is nearly $50,000 — more than twice the federal poverty level for a ...
Health Affairs (blog)
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:53:04 -0700

2Catherine M. DesRoches (cdesroches{at}mathematica-mpr.com) is a senior scientist at Mathematica Policy Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 3Michael F. Furukawa is a senior staff fellow in the Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets at the ...
MedCity News
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:10:33 -0700

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The Times, Trenton
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 02:56:02 -0700

... who donated the Pavilion design, and the major sponsors, who are Beth and Marty Deitchman, Dan and Dave Haggerty, Albert and Ellen Stark, Amy Smith, NJ Manufacturers Insurance Group, Capital Health, Mathematica Policy Research, Stark and Stark, ...

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