Using innovative mouth guard sensor technology, Mathematica is conducting a rigorous evaluation over 27 months to measure head impacts in more than 40 youth football teams.
Understanding the Risks of Tackling in Youth Football
Examining the Use of Head Impact Sensors in School Sports
To help researchers and policymakers identify the best approaches to addressing the concussion epidemic in youth athletics, Mathematica conducted a pilot project to explore the experiences of stakeholders at two high schools that outfitted athletes with head impact sensors.
Laura Blue’s research interests are in primary and preventive care, population health, impact evaluation design, and quality-of-care measurement.Featured ProjectsFeatured Publications
- Parent Partners: Evaluation of a Novel Peer-Support Intervention for the Caregivers of Children Hospitalized for Behavioral Health Conditions
- Predicting Receipt of Social Security Administration Disability Benefits Using Biomarkers and Other Physiological Measures: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study
- Population Health
- Care Delivery Systems
- Quality Measurement
- Statistics and Measurement