Events and Conferences (2017)

August

Location: Baltimore, MD

Date: Aug 14, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017

Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference

The annual Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference brings together thought leaders from the public and private sectors to share ideas and information related to Medicaid systems and initiatives. Come visit our exhibit at booth #4.

Vivian Byrd will be a speaker at a session titled "T-MSIS Data Quality with Emphasis on Managed Care."

Location: Montreal, Canada

Date: Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 16, 2017

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association provides the opportunity for professionals involved in the scientific study of society to share knowledge and new directions in research and practice.

Matthew Stange and others will present "Different Sides, Same Logic: Examining Support and Opposition for Religious Freedom Laws."

Location: Online

Date: Aug 10, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Moving Medicaid Data Forward, Part 3: A Guide to Medicaid Utilization Data

Mathematica’s third installment of the Moving Medicaid Data Forward series of forums will help researchers and other stakeholders, such as state policymakers and federal agency staff, understand the available utilization data, useful analytical tools, and existing resources.

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Aug 02, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Disability Research Consortium Annual Meeting

This conference highlighted the DRC's latest research findings and their implications for the future of state and federal disability policies and programs.

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Aug 01, 2017 - Aug 03, 2017

NCES STATS-DC Data Conference

The NCES STATS-DC Data Conference is an opportunity for professional networking, updates on federal and national activities affecting data collection and reporting, and information about the best new approaches in collecting, reporting, and using education statistics.

Matthew Johnson will be co-presenting on work Mathematica did with Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Alexandra Resch, Steve Glazerman, and Alma Vigil will demonstrate web-based tools designed to assist state and local agencies in conducting a range of data analyses.

Brian Gill will attend the conference, representing the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory.

July

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Jul 30, 2017 - Aug 02, 2017

National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics Workshop

Theme: Moving Forward to Reduce Poverty, Increase Opportunity, and Improve Human Service Delivery

View the list of Mathematica participants and their sessions.

Location: Baltimore, MD

Date: Jul 29, 2017 - Aug 03, 2017

Joint Statistical Meetings

Theme: Statistics: It's Essential

View the agenda of staff presenting.

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Date: Jul 24, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017

ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research Workshop

On July 24-25, Mathematica experts presented a free data workshop on the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research workshop in quantitative methods of social research. For more information, see the workshop website

Location: New York, NY

Date: Jul 20, 2017

James Verdier and colleagues from the Integrated Care Resource Center (ICRC) outlined future options for the New York State Fully Integrated Duals Advantage (FIDA) dual eligible demonstration program at a stakeholder meeting in New York City.

June

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Jun 29, 2017 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tiny but Magnified? The Role of Micro-Credentials in Dynamic Labor Markets

Micro-credentials offer a potentially attractive pathway for developing marketable skills because they give employers a clear indication of an individual’s specific competencies. Mathematica’s Center for Improving Research Evidence convened a panel of experts to discuss the rapid growth of micro-credentials as an alternative or enhancement to traditional college degrees, certificates, and certifications.

Moderator:
Presenters:
  • Nan Maxwell, Mathematica
  • Brenda Perea, Colorado Community College System
  • David Leaser, IBM
  • Roy Swift, WorkCred
Discussants:
  • Pam Frugoli, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Holly Zanville, Lumina Foundation for Education

Location: New Orleans, LA

Date: Jun 24, 2017 - Jun 27, 2017

AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Today's Research Driving Tomorrow's Outcomes

Location: Atlanta, GA

Date: Jun 24, 2017 - Jun 26, 2017

Crystal Blyler, Speaker: Avoiding Social Security Enrollment for Transition Age Youth and Young Adults

Location: Online

Date: Jun 22, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Reviewing the Evidence: What Works in Disability Employment Services

The growing evidence base on disability employment services has given policymakers and administrators an opportunity to either scale up and replicate services that work or to stop supporting those that do not. Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy will host a live webinar to discuss the emerging evidence on promising employment interventions.

Presenters:
  • Craig Thornton, Moderator
  • Priyanka Anand
  • Heinrich Hock
  • Gina Livermore
  • David Stapleton, Discussant

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Jun 15, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017

Amanda Beatty, Participant: Country Research Team: Overview of New Research Teams

Location: Online

Date: Jun 13, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Fatherhood Research & Practice Network Webinar

Achieving High Response Rates and Dealing with Missing Data in Fatherhood Evaluations

Quinn Moore will talk about how to handle missing data and Shawn Marsh will talk about strategies for improving response rates in studies with low-income fathers.

Cleo Jacobs Johnson will be participating in the Q & A.

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Jun 01, 2017 - Jun 02, 2017

Paolo Abarcar: "The International Migration of Healthcare Professionals and the Supply of Educated Individuals Left Behind"

May

Location: Online

Date: May 24, 2017 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Accessing Behavioral Health Services Webinar: Can Peer Support Help?

This webinar discussed the findings from an evaluation of Health Care Innovation Awards-funded projects that focused on mental health services.

Location: New Orleans, LA

Date: May 18, 2017 - May 21, 2017

American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference

Survey experts from Mathematica will attend the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research in New Orleans to present findings on a range of survey and data collection topics, including reducing language barriers, using incentives to increase survey participation and reduce costs, reaching hard-to-reach populations, and developing strategies for conducting surveys with low-income populations. Survey associate Bevin Morey will be honored with AAPOR’s 2017 Roper Fellow award.

Location: Washington, DC

Date: May 16, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

A Symposium on the Potential of Wastewater Testing for Public Health and Safety

On May 16, 2017, Mathematica hosted a daylong symposium on The Potential of Wastewater Testing for Public Health and Safety, funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, at Mathematica’s Washington, DC office.

April

Location: Baltimore, MD

Date: Apr 30, 2017 - May 03, 2017

American Public Human Services Association National Health and Human Services Summit

Presenters from Mathematica include:

Jeanne Bellotti and others: Leveraging Systems to Improve Employment and Education for At-Risk Individuals

Yonatan Ben-Shalom: Steps States Can Take to Prevent Long-Term Work Disability

Cay Bradley, Elizabeth Clary, and others: Learning Together to Prevent Youth Homelessness

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Apr 27, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

What Works for Youth? Tracking Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes

On April 27, Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy hosted a policy forum and live webinar on youth transitioning into adulthood.

Location: San Antonio, TX

Date: Apr 27, 2017 - May 01, 2017

AERA Annual Meeting

Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity

Presentation by Jane Choi: "An Asset-Based, Ethnographic Examination of Argument Writing Among Latina/o Elementary Students"

Other invited staff members included Philip Gleason, Steven Glazerman, Peter Schochet, and Andrei Streke.

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Apr 20, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Clemencia Cosentino is part of a panel discussion

Location: Chicago, IL

Date: Apr 17, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Chicago Education Research Presentation Series: Mini Conference

Presenters include Kirabo Jackson, Anjali Adukia, Amy Mart, Elaine Allensworth, Javeria Qureshi, and Eric Isenberg.

Location: Austin, TX

Date: Apr 06, 2017 - Apr 08, 2017

Mathematica presenters include: Sara Bernstein, Harshini Shah, Julieta Lugo-Gil, Nikki Aikens, Sally Atkins-Burnett, and Ashley Klein

March

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Mar 20, 2017 - Mar 24, 2017

The World Bank Land and Poverty Conference

Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence-Based Approach

Aravind Moorthy: "Baseline Findings and Evaluation Challenges for an Irrigation and Land Tenure Security Initiative in the Senegal River Valley"

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017

Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference

Education Policy and Research in the Post-Obama Era

Location: Online

Date: Mar 15, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Webinar: Finding Evidence: New Resources for Education Researchers from the WWC

In this interactive webinar sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education, presenters will demonstrate new and improved tools for education researchers on the newly redesigned What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) website.

Presenters: Elias Walsh and Jessie Mazeika 

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Date: Mar 15, 2017 - Mar 16, 2017

Regional Launch of the Lancet Early Childhood Development Special Series and Technical Workshop

Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale

Speaker: Kimberly Boller

Location: Atlanta, GA

Date: Mar 05, 2017 - Mar 09, 2017

Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference

Problematizing (In)Equality: The Promise of Comparative and International Education

Clemencia Cosentino, Chair and Discussant: Using Evidence to Catalyze Change in Secondary Education in Africa

Clair Null and Clemencia Cosentino, Presenters: "A Review of the Evidence Base on Policies and Programs to Improve Secondary Education"

Emilie Bagby, Kristine Bos, Anca Dumitrescu, Nick Ingwersen, and Matt Sloan, Presenters: "Impact Evaluation of Niger's NECS and IMAGINE Education Projects"

Delia Welsh, Discussant: Building Capacity for Right-Fit Measurement Systems in a Global Network

Candace Miller and others Presenters: "Fursa kwa Watoto: Improving Equitable Access to Quality Pre-Primary Education in Tanzania"

Amanda Beatty, Presenter: "Learning Profiles: The Learning Crisis is Not (Mostly) About Enrollment"

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Mar 01, 2017 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

To P or Not to P? Understanding Statistical Significance and Its Role in Developing Evidence for Policymaking

Policymakers, program operators, and researchers depend on statistically significant findings to understand what works in public policy and programs. It is important, however, for both the policy and research communities to have the clearest possible understanding of what statistical significance means and when it matters.

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Mar 01, 2017 - Mar 04, 2017

The Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness

Expanding the Toolkit: Maximizing Relevance, Effectiveness, and Rigor in Education Research

Participants from Mathematica include: Emilie Bagby, Jonah Deutsch, Lisa Dragoset, Jonathan Gellar, Philip Gleason, Matthew Johnson, Ignacio Martinez, Moira McCullough, Ann Person, Alexandra Resch, Christine Ross, Peter Schochet, and Jaime Thomas.

February

Location: Online

Date: Feb 23, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Promise of State Initiatives to Prevent Long Term Work Disability

Every year, millions of Americans suffer from medical conditions that affect their ability to work. This puts them at risk of losing their jobs or being forced to rely on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Feb 13, 2017 - Feb 14, 2017

2017 StatsRRTC State of the Science Conference

The State-of-the-Science Conference under the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) will be held at the National Academy of Sciences Building.

This conference, Disability Statistics: Lessons in Data Collection and Application to Policy and Practice, will discuss data collection strategies in the morning sessions and practical applications of disability data in the afternoon. The goal will be to bring together scientists, administrators and staff from disability programs, and leaders from disability policy and advocacy communities to discuss the state of disability statistics and how to move the field forward.

Participants from Mathematica include: Yonatan Ben-Shalom, Jesse Chandler, Gina Livermore, David Mann, and David Wittenburg.

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Feb 07, 2017 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Moving Medicaid Data Forward, Forum 2: Medicaid Enrollment—Overview and Data Sources

Mathematica covered enrollment research on Medicaid for the second installment of the Moving Medicaid Data Forward forum series.

January

Location: Online

Date: Jan 18, 2017 3:00 p.m.

WWC Webinar on Teaching Secondary Student to Write Effectively

In this free webinar sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education, presenters will share three evidence-based practices to improve secondary students’ writing skills.

Presenters: Julia Lyskawa and Others

Location: Online

Date: Jan 18, 2017 11:00 a.m.

EdWeek Webinar

What Kind of "Research" Do K-12 Companies Need for Their Products?