Daniel Shapiro

Daniel Shapiro

Principal Researcher
  • Data governance
  • System design
  • Performance measurement
  • Data vizualization
  • Data specifications
  • System testing
  • Data quality
Focus Areas
  • Health
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family Support
  • Nutrition
  • Human Services
About Daniel

Daniel Shapiro has expertise in data governance, performance measurement, data warehousing, data specifications, and system testing. He is a director in Mathematica’s Human Services Division and leads Mathematica’s data management offering.

Shapiro helps government agencies maintain and improve the quality of their administrative data and organizational systems to better achieve their missions. His clients include the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS), the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and state workforce and welfare agencies. For CMS, he works with Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program stakeholders to promulgate data governance and data quality standards and processes. For the ACF-funded Personal Responsibility Education Program evaluation, he is responsible for developing data collection tools for performance measurement and implementing a national web-based performance management system developed by a third party. For the Regional Partnership Grants National Cross-Site Evaluation, Shapiro directs the design, integration, and deployment of systems to support the collection of evaluation and performance measurement data. He provides quality oversight for FNS projects focused on quantifying the extent of identity theft in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program and assessing states’ use of computer matching protocols in administering the program. Shapiro serves as a senior advisor providing technical assistance to grantees on the use of the DOL Senior Community Service Employment Program’s web-based data collection and performance measurement system. He served as the senior systems architect assisting the Employee Retirement Income Security Act Filing Acceptance System team in providing support to the Employee Benefits Security Administration in its oversight of the system. For the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, he oversaw the development of a database repository and assessment reports for a project aiming to better understand each state’s lower authority appeals procedures and practices regarding unemployment insurance claims. On a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he led technical assistance efforts to community colleges receiving DOL’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training funding on performance measurement and common measures.

Before joining Mathematica in 2011, Shapiro held various senior roles at the University of Pennsylvania, including information technology technical director, executive director of information services, and director of institutional research. He holds an M.S. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, and his work has appeared in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and New Directions for Institutional Research.

Key Projects
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program

    Mathematica’s Data Management and Analytics department helped design, develop, and support a case management, reporting, and performance measurement system for grantees to monitor the program's effectiveness.

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