The What Works Clearinghouse collects, reviews, and reports on studies of education interventions. The growing focus on evidence-based decision making has increased demand for this type of information.
- Implementation and process evaluation
- Qualitative research
- Systematic reviews
- Medicaid and CHIP
- Early Childhood
- Child Welfare
- Systematic Evidence Reviews
- Training and Re-employment
- Family Support
- Child Welfare
- Strengthening Families and Responsible Fatherhood
- Human Services
Adam Dunn’s research focuses on implementation and process evaluation, including qualitative and quantitative analysis of the successes and challenges of program implementation.
He currently contributes to evaluations of the Administration for Children & Families’ Regional Partnership Grant program, which seeks to increase the well-being of children who are at-risk because of substance use by a parent or caregiver; Dunn analyzes participant characteristics, implementation, and program dosage. Recently, he contributed to an implementation analysis of programs to connect children to affordable health insurance coverage. He also provides evaluation technical assistance and cross-site support to grantees conducting impact evaluations of healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood programs and grantees providing health insurance enrollment assistance to low-income families.
In past work, he was a task lead or deputy project director on evaluations of early childhood education programs, school–family engagement models in families with young children, and training and reemployment programs for dislocated and disadvantaged workers. He also served as a senior reviewer on review efforts as part of the What Works Clearinghouse.
Dunn, who joined Mathematica in 2011, holds an M.P.P. in public policy analysis from the University of California, Berkeley.
Promoting Safe and Stable Families: Regional Partnership Grants National Cross-Site Evaluation
Mathematica is conducting a cross-site evaluation and providing evaluation technical assistance to partnerships that are working with families in which children are at risk for maltreatment due to a parent or caretaker’s potential substance use dependence.
Evaluating Outcomes and Impacts of Social Enterprises Run by REDF's Portfolio Organizations
Mathematica's evaluation—the Mathematica Jobs Study or MJS—included five evaluations: (1) an implementation study, (2) an outcomes study, (3) a quasi-experimental design (QED) study, (4) a monitoring study, and (5) a cost benefit analysis (CBA).