The Healthy Harlem initiative is a model for promoting healthy lifestyles in the charter schools, early childhood programs, and afterschool programs operated by the Harlem Children’s Zone® (HCZ). Mathematica's evaluation includes both an implementation/process study and an impact study.
- Information systems project management
- Early Childhood
- Data Analytics
- Data Visualization
Jennifer McNulty specializes in designing, planning, and implementing information systems for health and education projects.
McNulty leads the design and development of a dashboard system to facilitate training, peer-to-peer learning, and monitoring for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. The project aims to help Medicare ACOs achieve better care for patients, better health for populations, and lower health care costs. Her education project work includes leading the information systems component of a multiyear longitudinal study for the U.S. Department of Education to examine transitions of middle and high school students with and without disabilities from school into adult life, college, and the workforce. She has also planned and implemented programming for data collection on studies of the Harlem Children’s Zone, First 5 LA and the Los Angeles Universal Preschool, and Early Head Start.
Before joining Mathematica, McNulty held positions at the Response Analysis Corporation. She presents her work at professional conferences and meetings such as the annual Federal Computer Assisted Survey Information Collection Workshops. She has a B.S. in business administration and marketing management from the University of Delaware.
Evaluation of the Harlem Children's Zone Healthy Harlem Initiative
Early Head Start Research and Evaluation
The program promotes learning and the parenting that supports it within the first three years of life. Participating children performed significantly better in cognitive, language, and social-emotional development than their peers who did not participate.
Universal Preschool Child Outcomes Study (UPCOS)
The Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) was created to increase the number of preschool slots available in the most underserved Los Angeles' communities. Since 2007, Mathematica has conducted this study to provide descriptive information about the diverse population LAUP serves.
Youth Transition Demonstration: Helping Youth with Disabilities Become Employed
In September 2005, the Social Security Administration (SSA) awarded Mathematica a nine-year contract to evaluate the Youth Transition Demonstration (YTD) projects, designed to help youth with disabilities maximize their economic self-sufficiency as they move from school to work.