From March 27 to March 29, Mathematica will participate at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management’s (APPAM’s) rescheduled 43rd Annual Fall Conference in Austin, Texas.
The annual meeting theme, “The Power of Inclusion: Incorporating Diverse Voices in Public Policy Analysis and Management,” highlights the need for more inclusive research practices. A growing number of organizations, including APPAM and Mathematica, have recognized the value of increasing the number of professionals from underrepresented groups that contribute to the field.
As an organization that is dedicated to shaping an equitable and just world where evidence drives decisions, Mathematica is proud to contribute to the APPAM conference’s sessions, panels, and special events that will explore how inclusion of diverse voices and perspectives in all phases of policy analysis and management strengthen the field and enhance impact.
On Monday, March 28, 2022, our president and CEO Paul Decker will moderate the David N. Kershaw Award Lecture, “Seeking Energy Justice: Reflections on Research and Professional Impact.” It will feature this year’s winner of the Kershaw Award, Sanya Carley, professor and director of the Master of Public Affairs program at the Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Dr. Carley will be honored for her research focused on energy justice and efficiency in the electricity and transportation sectors. David Kershaw, for whom the award is named, was a founder and the first president of Mathematica.
Mathematica’s experts will also participate in the following events and presentations:
- Equity and Inclusion Fellowship Luncheon. We will honor the accomplishments of the 2021APPAM Equity & Inclusion fellows on Monday, March 28.
- Equity-focused panel discussions. Join us for discussions that will highlight equity-focused research topics such as listening to the voices of program participants in employment programs; promising evidence to address learning loss among the most vulnerable students during the COVID-19 pandemic; and new data measurement approaches in environmental justice research. Click here to view a full list of Mathematica’s presentations.
- Visit Mathematica’s booth (215) to learn more about our innovative approaches to addressing inequities in health, education, and human services and career opportunities.