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On the Evidence Podcast
On the Evidence, a podcast hosted by Mathematica’s J.B. Wogan, examines what we know about today’s most urgent challenges and how we can make progress in addressing them. Keep up with the latest episodes of On the Evidence by subscribing to iTunes.
A Progress Report on States' Use of Data and EvidenceOct 10, 2019J.B. Wogan
In this episode of On the Evidence, we talk with Jed Herrmann, of Results for America, about the latest edition of the annual Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence.
The Complex Relationship Between Changing Work Schedules, Child Care, and Child Well-BeingSep 25, 2019J.B. Wogan
On this episode of On the Evidence, we talk about a report that looks at the complicated relationships among nonstandard or changing work schedules, the availability of child care for those schedules, and child well-being. Our guests are Angela Rachidi and Russell Sykes, who coauthored the report.
How Can We Help Workers with Medical Conditions Stay Employed?Sep 11, 2019J.B. Wogan
In this episode of On the Evidence, University of Rhode Island's Annette Bourbonniere, Webility Corporation's Jennifer Christian, and Mathematica's Yonatan Ben-Shalom discuss research on workers who miss work because of an injury or illness and how to help them remain in the labor force.
What Doctors Need to Fulfill the Promise of Electronic Health RecordsAug 14, 2019J.B. Wogan
In this week’s episode of On the Evidence, Genna Cohen and Llew Brown, who research and work with electronic health records (EHRs) at Mathematica, discuss challenges in adopting EHRs as well as what to do about them.
What’s in Our Water? New Research on Forever Chemicals in Drinking Water and Their Public Health ImplicationsJul 31, 2019J.B. Wogan
In this episode of On the Evidence, Cindy Hu, a Mathematica data scientist, discusses the prevalence of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in our drinking water, as well as their health implications and ways to address them through public policy.
Siloed, Incomplete, and Neglected: The Trouble with State Administrative Data and What to Do About ItJul 17, 2019J.B. Wogan
In this week’s episode of On the Evidence, Mathematica’s Beth Weigensberg talks about an article she co-authored describing findings from a 2013 needs assessment on the challenges state agencies faced in using their data to inform their programs.
Federal Efforts to Overhaul the Way We Pay for Primary Care, ExplainedJun 19, 2019J.B. Wogan
In this episode of On the Evidence, Jeffrey Ballou, Eugene Rich, and Julie Schilz, three primary care experts from Mathematica, explain the latest push by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to change primary care through new payment models.
It Shouldn’t Read Like a Crime Novel: Lessons from a Project to Summarize Useful Research for PoliceJun 05, 2019J.B. Wogan
In this week’s episode of On the Evidence, we discuss with Rebecca Neusteter, Policing Program Director at the Vera Institute of Justice, what she has learned about translating, packaging, and sharing the latest research on policing.
To Help Philadelphia’s Workforce, This Nonprofit Had to Take a Look at Itself FirstMay 22, 2019J.B. Wogan
In this episode of On the Evidence, we take a look at early efforts to redesign and streamline the daily operations of the city’s workforce system, starting with a cash assistance program for work-ready adults called the Employment, Advancement and Retention Network.
Boston Invites Community to Set a 'Civic' Research AgendaMay 08, 2019J.B. Wogan
In this episode of On the Evidence, we discuss the one-year anniversary of Boston's Civic Research Agenda with the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics.
What Do We Know About Patients with High Health Care Use and Costs?Apr 24, 2019J.B. Wogan
In this week’s episode of On the Evidence, we discuss a major question surrounding health care reform: What do we do about the small share of patients who represent a much larger share of overall health care use and costs?
Making the Case for More Black Women in EconomicsApr 10, 2019J.B. Wogan
For this episode of On the Evidence, J.B. Wogan spoke with Anna Opoku-Agyeman and Fanta Traore about the Sadie Collective, a group they helped form to support black women in economics.
Do Suspensions Affect Student Outcomes?Mar 27, 2019J.B. Wogan
On this episode of On the Evidence, J.B. Wogan spoke with Mathematica’s Johanna Lacoe about school suspension research in Philadelphia and what it might mean for the future of school discipline. You can read an edited excerpt of the interview in the following transcript.
How-to Guide on Using Evidence in City PolicymakingMar 13, 2019J.B. Wogan
On this episode of On the Evidence, J.B. Wogan spoke with Katherine Klosek, director of applied research at the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University, about the roadmap and the state of evidence-based policymaking in cities.
How a County Agency Engaged More Clients in Its Employment Assistance ProgramFeb 27, 2019J.B. Wogan
For this episode of On the Evidence, J.B. Wogan spoke with Jonathan McCay about his work with the Adams County, Colorado, Department of Human Services as well as an issue brief he coauthored with staff from Adams Works. You can read an edited excerpt of the interview in the following transcript.
What If More Local Governments Invested in Outcomes?Feb 12, 2019J.B. Wogan
In October 2018, Andrew Kleine spoke with Mathematica’s J.B. Wogan and Matt Stagner about outcome budgeting, collective impact models, pay-for-success financing, and why so few governments currently use outcome budgeting. Read an edited excerpt of the interview and listen to the podcast.
Mathematica Launches New On the Evidence PodcastFeb 12, 2019
The show will investigate and promote the use of data and evidence to address social challenges through conversations with pioneers in their fields.