Events and Conferences (2016)

December

Location: Chicago, IL

Date: Dec 12, 2016 4:00 p.m.

Chicago Education Research Presentation Series: Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction

Anjali Adukia, Sam Asher, and Paul Novosad from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research will be the guest speakers.

Location: Online

Date: Dec 08, 2016 12:00 p.m.

#All4Evidence Twitter Chat

Join research and policy experts from multiple organizations for a Twitter chat on the importance of evidence-based policymaking.

Location: Online

Date: Dec 08, 2016

Using Evidence as a Local Educational Agency to Strengthen Education Investments and Achieve Student Outcomes: Webinar 3: Measuring Success: Using Evidence to Examine and Reflect on What Works

In the final webinar of the series, attendees learned from IDEA district leaders Tricia Lopez, director of Special Programs, and David Castro, director of Secondary Individualized Learning, about the district's use of evidence to monitor implementation, and measure the impact, of two programs demonstrating positive results for students- Critical Student Intervention (CSI) and Catalyst.

Elias Walsh, participant

Location: Online

Date: Dec 01, 2016

Using Evidence as a Local Educational Agency to Strengthen Education Investments and Achieve Student Outcomes: Webinar 2: Ensuring Success: Using Evidence to Plan for and Implement Interventions to Achieve Student Outcomes

In the second webinar of the series, attendees learned from Dr. Ritu Khanna, San Francisco Unified School District's Chief of Research, Planning, and Assessment, about the district's use evidence to plan for and implement a systems approach to accelerate student achievement in 16 persistently low-achieving schools in two San Francisco neighborhoods.

Elias Walsh, participant

November

Location: Online

Date: Nov 17, 2016

Using Evidence as a Local Educational Agency to Strengthen Education Investments and Achieve Student Outcomes: Webinar 1: Planning for Success: Using Evidence to Identify Local Needs & Select Relevant Evidence-Based Interventions

In the first webinar of the series, attendees learned from district leader Phil Hardin, about the use of evidence by Iredell-Statesville Schools (I-SS) in Statesville, North Carolina, when assessing the local needs of schools and designing a blended learning project, Innovative Methods for Personalizing Academics, Complemented by Technology (IMPACT), to improve educator effectiveness and student achievement in reading and mathematics in grades 6-12.

Elias Walsh, participant

Location: Online

Date: Nov 16, 2016

Using Evidence as a State Educational Agency to Strengthen Education Investments and Achieve Student Outcomes

This webinar was designed for State educational agency (SEA) leaders seeking to build-their capacity to use evidence when supporting Local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools to select and implement interventions that will improve outcomes for students in accordance with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Elias Walsh, participant

Location: Chicago, IL

Date: Nov 14, 2016 4:00 p.m.

Chicago Education Research Presentation Series: The Power of Grades: Prediction and Measurement

Esperanza Johnson from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research will be the guest speaker.

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Nov 02, 2016 - Nov 05, 2016

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

The Role of Research in Making Government More Effective

October

Location: Atlanta, GA

Date: Oct 24, 2016 - Oct 29, 2016

American Evaluation Association Annual Conference

Evaluation & Design

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Oct 20, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion to Highlight New Report: Skills Development Challenge in Latin America

Policymakers, academics, business professionals, donors, and experts in workforce development convened to discuss the state of technical education and professional training in Latin America, review the lessons learned to date, and explore opportunities for reform in the region.

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Oct 17, 2016 - Oct 18, 2016

Predictive Analytics World Government 2016

Ravi Goyal: "Predicting HIV Transmission Networks"

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Oct 13, 2016

Randall Blair: "Evidence-Based Policymaking." The presentation was live-streamed on Facebook.

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Oct 11, 2016 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Moving Medicaid Data Forward, Part 1: Understanding T-MSIS, the Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System

The Medicaid data landscape is being advanced by initiatives like the Medicaid and CHIP Business Information Solutions (MACBIS) project and the Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS). These initiatives herald new and important opportunities for Medicaid researchers, offering enhanced analytics, better validation and improved production processes, and more ways to access and interact with data. For Medicaid staff and researchers, these changes are accompanied by questions about how to adapt and prepare for what lies ahead.

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Oct 06, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Features of High Quality Pre-K Programs and Systems

On Thursday, October 6, Mathematica’s Center for Improving Research Evidence and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-hosted a policy forum and webinar to discuss the common features of high quality pre-K programs.

Location: Tampa, FL

Date: Oct 06, 2016 - Oct 08, 2016

Society for Research in Child Development Special Topic Meeting

Babies, Boys and Men of Color 

Cheri Vogel and Judy Cannon: "Family Life and Development at Age 2: How are Black and Latino Boys in Early Head Start Doing?"

Nikki Aikens, Lousia Tarullo, Lizabeth Malone, Annalee Kelly, and Serge Lukashanets: "Preschool Boys of Color: Portraits of the Population Served by Head Start"

Angela D'Angelo, Pamela Holcomb, and others: "Social Supports Among Low-Income Minority Fathers Participating in the Parents and Children Together (PACT) Evaluation" (poster)

 

September

Location: Online

Date: Sep 30, 2016

Study Progress and Selected Findings from the First National Study of Tribal Head Start Programs

This webinar presents the initial findings from the first nationally representative study of Region XI Head Start programs run by tribal communities. The webinar describes the planning for this study, including engagement and consultation with tribal Head Start directors, federal program staff, university based researchers, and contractor staff. Next, the webinar reviews the study design, response rates, and shares some initial findings from Fall 2015 data collection. Finally, the webinar ends with a reflection on the study by a tribal Head Start director and a preview of what is next.

"The American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey"

Speakers: Lizabeth Malone, Jerry West, and Others

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Sep 22, 2016 - Sep 23, 2016

Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

Building Strong Evidence in Challenging Contexts: Alternatives to Traditional Randomized Controlled Trials

Mariel Finucane: "Bayesian Analysis for Small Subgroups"
John Deke: "Alternative Designs and Systematic Evidence Reviews"

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Sep 20, 2016 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Cities Strategies to Reach the Remaining Uninsured 

Sheila Hoag, Speaker

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Sep 13, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Helping Workers Keep Their Jobs After an Injury, Illness, or Disability

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work (SAW/RTW) Policy Collaborative of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy hosted a policy forum and webinar to share actionable recommendations for policies that can improve the SAW/RTW outcomes of workers who experience injury, illness, or disability.

Location: Crystal City, VA

Date: Sep 12, 2016 - Sep 13, 2016

AcademyHealth Concordium

Data and Knowledge Transforming Health 

Craig Schneider, Chair: Population Health for Kidney Disease Patients

August

Location: Online

Date: Aug 16, 2016

Rate-Setting Strategies to Advance Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Goals: State Insights

Jenna Libersky, Speaker: MLTSS Rate-Setting Incentives to Promote Community-Based Care

Location: St. Louis, MO

Date: Aug 15, 2016 - Aug 18, 2016

Medicaid Enterprise Systems

Show Me the Gateway to Integration

Andrew Asher, Moderator: The Role of Analytics and Infrastructure to Enable Effective Decision-Making: Insights from Texas, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia

Cara Weiss, Speaker: How to Use T-MSIS Data to Provide Better Care at Lower Costs and to Aid in Making Policy Decisions

Vivian Byrd and Jason Weinstock, Speakers: New Payments, New Data, New Problems/Strategies: Monitoring Delivery and Integrity in New Payment Model Programs

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Date: Aug 08, 2016 - Aug 09, 2016

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Summer Data Workshop

Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES)

Cheri Vogel, Judy Cannon, and Yange Xue, Instructors

Location: Chicago, IL

Date: Aug 07, 2016

National Conference of State Legislatures State Policy and Research for Early Education Working Group

Kimberly Boller and Others, Speakers: Joint Lunch Reception with Early Learning Fellows: Institute of Medicine Parent Support Study

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Aug 03, 2016

Disability Research Consortium (DRC) Annual Meeting 2016

The Disability Research Consortium (DRC) is building the evidence base on this issue to improve the national disability support system, improve the lives of people with disabilities, and reduce government spending in the long term. This conference highlights the DRC's latest research findings and their implications for the future of state and federal disability policies and programs. Representatives of federal agencies that administer programs for people with disabilities shared their insights.

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Aug 02, 2016 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Implementing New Systems of Integration for Dually Eligible Enrollees (INSIDE)

Mathematica Senior Fellow James Verdier presented at a meeting of 14 states that are participating in the Center for Health Care Strategies “Implementing new Systems of Integration for Dually Eligible Enrollees” (INSIDE) project.

Location: Evanston, IL

Date: Aug 01, 2016 - Aug 12, 2016

Thomas Cook, Workshop Leader

July

Location: Chicago, IL

Date: Jul 30, 2016 - Aug 04, 2016

Joint Statistical Meetings

The Extraordinary Power of Statistics

Mathematica Staff Agenda | Mathematica Staff Agenda with Abstracts

Location: Online

Date: Jul 20, 2016

Kimberly Boller, Committee Member: Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8

Location: Baltimore, MD

Date: Jul 19, 2016

Tribal Early Childhood Research Center Summer Institute

Lizabeth Malone, Lecture: "American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey"

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Jul 14, 2016 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

MEL vs. M&E: What Is the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Join Mathematica Policy Research’s Center for International Policy Research and Evaluation (CIPRE) and Center for Improving Research Evidence (CIRE) on July 14 at 3:00 p.m. (ET) for a discussion on M&E vs. MEL frameworks.

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Jul 11, 2016 - Jul 13, 2016

Access to Quality in Early Care and Education: Building the Evidence Base for Policy and Practice

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Jul 10, 2016 - Jul 14, 2016

The National Center for Education Statistics Summer Forum and STATS DC Data Conference

Better Data from the Inside Out

Alexandra Resch and Others: "Reducing Barriers to Rigorous Evaluation: New Tools for School Districts"
Sheldon Bond, Ignacio Martinez, Raul Torres, and Alma Vigil: Mathematica Policy Research will demonstrate new, web-based tools to assist state and local agencies in conducting a range of data analyses. 

June

Location: Chicago, IL

Date: Jun 29, 2016

Chicago Education Research Presentation Series: School Closings in Chicago: Understanding the Impact on Students

Marisa de la Torre and Paul Moore from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research will be guest presenters.

Location: Boston, MA

Date: Jun 25, 2016 - Jun 28, 2016

AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Location: Online

Date: Jun 22, 2016

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Webinar

Practical Solutions for Supporting Quality Improvement in Primary Care through Health Information Technology

Tricia Collins Higgins, Speaker

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Jun 22, 2016

New Health and Economic Research on Work and Family Policies in the United States and Canada

Ankita Patnaik: "Quebec's Paid Parental Leave and the 'Daddy Quota': Effects on Housework, Child Care, and Paid Work"

Location: Online

Date: Jun 20, 2016

POLITICO Pro Health Care Briefing: Scope of Practice in the ACA Era

POLITICO's Pro Health Care team convened leading experts, including Mathematica's Eugune Rich, M.D., to examine the policy debate over broadening and enhancing the health care workforce, particularly in primary care, mental health, and aging.

Location: Oxford, UK

Date: Jun 16, 2016 - Jun 17, 2016

Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Annual Conference

Duncan Chaplin: "Using Value-Added Measures to Assess Teacher and School Performance: U.S. Lessons for Developing Countries"
Tim Kautz: "Fostering and Measuring Skills: Improving Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills to Promote Lifetime Success"

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Jun 14, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Horizon Scanning System: Assessing the Impacts of Emerging Health Innovations

The Horizon Scanning System, administered by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), was the first public horizon scanning system to focus on emerging health technologies and innovations in the United States.

Location: London, UK

Date: Jun 13, 2016 - Jun 14, 2016

Inequalities: Addressing the Growing Challenge for Policymakers Worldwide

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Date: Jun 12, 2016 - Jun 15, 2016

New Frontiers in Health Policy and Health Care

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Jun 09, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

CSDP Forum: Barriers and Supports to Employment for State Vocational Rehabilitation Clients

The Center for Studying Disability Policy held a forum on Thursday, June 9, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. (ET) at Mathematica’s Washington, DC, office and via live webcast to discuss the IC-RRTC’s latest findings on how employment barriers, facilitators, and outcomes vary for clients of state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies.

Location: Arlington, VA

Date: Jun 06, 2016 - Jun 09, 2016

National Indian Head Start Directors Association Management Training Conference

Lizabeth Malone, Presenter

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Jun 01, 2016 - Jun 03, 2016

May

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: May 12, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

CHCE Forum: Accelerating the Use of Evidence in Health Care Practice, Policy, and Decision Making

This forum described the PCORI Dissemination and Implementation Framework and Toolkit and reflected on challenges in accelerating the use of evidence in practice, policy, and decision making.

April

Location: Chicago, IL

Date: Apr 25, 2016 4:00 p.m.

Chicago Education Research Presentation Series: The Benefits of Being a Big Fish: Incoming Rank and Student Outcomes

Lauren Sartain from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research will be the guest speaker.

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Apr 21, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

CSDP Forum: New Frontiers in Coordinating Housing and Medicaid Services for People with Behavioral Health Conditions

An expert panel will discuss what state and federal partners are doing to coordinate and integrate health and housing services for people with behavioral health needs.

Location: Online

Date: Apr 12, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

CHCE Forum: Supporting Evidence-Based Decisions at the Point of Care

Experts will discuss factors, both positive and negative, that can influence patients' and physicians' decisions at the point of care.

March

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Mar 24, 2016 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CHCE Forum: Harnessing Evidence to Redesign Primary Care

This forum presented practical strategies for improving the strength of evidence from ongoing evaluations of complex new service delivery models.

February

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Date: Feb 29, 2016 - Mar 04, 2016

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference

Location: Baltimore, MD

Date: Feb 26, 2016

Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity Symposioum

Reggie Covington, Moderator and Diane Herz, Panelist: The Business and Politics of Evaluation

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Feb 25, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

CSDP Forum: Aligning Community Practices with Trends in Rehabilitation: Researching and Validating the Pathways to Careers Initiative

This forum explored the progress and early findings from the Pathways to Careers, an innovative employment program for workers with disabilities.

Location: Online

Date: Feb 24, 2016 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

SAW/RTW Webinar: How Can We Help Workers Keep Their Jobs After Injury, Illness?

This webinar is for state and local leaders who want to help more workers keep their jobs after they develop a career-threatening medical condition.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Date: Feb 15, 2016 - Feb 17, 2016

Integrated Benefits Institute Annual Forum

Expanding the Value Proposition for Workforce Health: Connecting All the Pieces

Yonatan Ben-Shalom: "Establishing Accountability for Lost Work Days and Job Loss: Public and Private Sector Perspectives"

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Feb 03, 2016

The World Bank Statistical Seminar Series

Development Data Group

Sarah Hughes, Presenter

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Feb 02, 2016

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Forum

Rethinking Food Assistance Policy: New Experimental Evidence on Improving Food Security and Nutrition Among Low-Income Families and Implications for Policy

Philip Gleason, Speaker

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Feb 02, 2016

AcademyHealth State Health Research and Policy and Long-Term Services and Supports Interest Groups

Taking the "Long" View: State Innovations and the Future of Long-Term Services and Supports

James Verdier: "Medicaid and Medicare Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: What States Are Doing"

January

Location: Evanston, IL

Date: Jan 27, 2016

Northwestern University IPR Q Center Colloquium

Jill Constantine: "Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund: Implementation and Impacts of Pay-for-Performance after Two Years"

Location: Online

Date: Jan 20, 2016

Affordability of Flood Insurance Program Premiums

Allen Schirm and Others: "Affordability of National Flood Insurance Program Premiums: Report 2"