Mathematica Policy Research and Casey Family Programs have collaborated to study “super-utilizers” of child welfare and other services (referred to as the “Super-Utilizer Study”). The objective of this study is to better understand who super-utilizers are, specifically identifying their characteristics...
- Mixed methods evaluation
- Quantitative analysis with administrative data
- Child welfare programs and policies
- Workforce development programs and policies
- Performance measurement
- Family Support
- Child Welfare
- Training and Reemployment
Elizabeth Weigensberg is an expert on designing and conducting evaluations, using both qualitative and quantitative methods, and developing and estimating performance measures for public child welfare agencies and workforce development programs. Her expertise includes linking and analyzing complex administrative data from state and local public agencies and providing technical assistance to facilitate the development and use of data to inform policy and practice.
Weigensberg has contributed to numerous research projects on child welfare and workforce development. She serves as the project director for an innovative study using linked child welfare and Medicaid data for predictive analysis. As deputy project director for a study on understanding the incidence of child maltreatment, she is helping to develop study designs with innovative methodological approaches. She is also involved in studies for the U.S. Department of Labor, specifically leading a task for an evaluation of the Self Employment Assistance program. She has also played numerous roles for the Institutional Analysis of American Job Centers evaluation, including serving as a senior site visitor and liaison as well as lead on administrative data and performance measurement data collection.
Weigensberg came to Mathematica in 2015 from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, where she was a senior researcher and principal investigator on numerous projects. She previously worked as a research instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and as an analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. She holds a Ph.D. in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.S. in social work from Columbia University.
Super-Utilization of Child Welfare and Other Services
Design Options for Understanding Child Maltreatment Incidence
This project will result in a set of rigorous and creative design options to address critical research questions and improve ongoing surveillance of child abuse and neglect as well as related risk factors.