Research and data analytics organization Mathematica has promoted James Mabli to Vice President, Children, Youth, and Families Division in the company’s Human Services unit. In his new role, Mabli will manage and direct the work of the division, which focuses on nutrition, children’s early learning, criminal justice, and family strengthening.
“I am honored to work with our dedicated and talented staff to fulfill Mathematica’s vision of shaping an equitable and just world,” Mabli said. “I look forward to nurturing strong partnerships to help our clients fulfill their missions and advance our shared commitment to improving public well-being.”
Mabli has been with Mathematica for 17 years and most recently served as Executive Director, Children, Youth, and Families Division. He specializes in federal nutrition assistance programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Older Americans Act Nutrition Services Program (congregate and home-delivered meal programs), and community-based emergency food programs. His work focuses on the intersection of households with low incomes decisions to participate in these programs, their efforts to find and retain employment, and programs that address barriers to job security and adequate access to food. Mabli directs multiple projects, including Mathematica’s SNAP Rapid Cycle Evaluation study and the Mobile Payments Pilot evaluation for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a Process Evaluation of the Aging Network for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has also directed or been a lead investigator on several of Mathematica’s largest Human Services studies.
Prior to joining Mathematica, Mabli worked as a case manager for social services in Brooklyn, New York, where he saw firsthand the importance of safety net programs like SNAP in the lives of individuals and families.
“Since joining Mathematica in 2006, James has leveraged his deep understanding of food and nutrition policy and labor economics and his hands-on experience in the field to continuously help clients across sectors strengthen their programs and improve food security and employment outcomes for vulnerable populations,” said Jill Constantine, senior vice president and general manager of Human Services. “He will continue to bring his expertise and leadership to bear in helping our clients achieve continued success.”
Mabli holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from New York University and a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Boston College.