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Evidence & Insights
Examining Opioid Use Among Applicants for Disability Insurance
On this episode of On the Evidence, April Yanyuan Wu, a researcher at Mathematica, discusses a project that used supervised machine learning to estimate prescription opioid use among applicants for Social Security Disability Insurance.Learn more
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Research and Evaluation
Program Design and Improvement
Partners in Progress
Director of Health ResearchView Bio Page
Senior Fellow; Director, Center for Studying Disability PolicyView Bio Page
Jody Schimmel Hyde
Senior Researcher; Deputy Director, Center for Studying Disability PolicyView Bio Page
Call for Policy Proposals
Mathematica is seeking innovative ideas on how to help youth who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) improve their employment outcomes as they transition to adulthood. Applications are due February 28, 2020.Learn More