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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.


External links[edit]

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:30:00 -0700

But the fact is, there's no way the statistical measures can do that,” said Brian Gill, a senior fellow at Mathematica Policy Research who works on so-called value-added calculations. Faced with these challenges, the administration has relaxed its ...


Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:28:35 -0700

Adam Coyne, chief of staff and senior vice president at Mathematica Policy Research: “Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think,” by Viktor Mayer-Shonberger and Kenneth Cukier: “It's a positive take on how big data will ...
Boston Globe
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:02:46 -0700

“SSI is becoming a much bigger part of the safety net that serves low-income families,” said David Wittenburg, a senior researcher who studies disability programs at the independent research firm Mathematica Policy Research in Princeton, N.J. “It means ...


Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:55:18 -0700

... to retire in or near 2015; and $250,000 to $500,000 in common stock of Mathematica Policy Research Inc., a Princeton, New Jersey-based provider of research and data on public policy issues from health care and education to nutrition and employment.
Baltimore Sun
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:27:08 -0700

Recent research bears this out, with one study from Mathematica Policy Research and Stanford University showing that teachers gained an average of eight minutes a day of quality classroom time in Playworks schools. But the benefits go beyond just ...
Indianapolis Business Journal
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:30:09 -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 ...
Atlantic Information Services, Inc.
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:37:30 -0700

Deborah Chollet, Ph.D., senior fellow, Mathematica Policy Research, tells HPW that in general there has traditionally been nothing to constrain medical costs. “So the imposition of a minimum MLR does not change incentives that have been in the system ...
MedPage Today
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -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 ...

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