Denise Hoffman

Denise Hoffman

Principal Researcher
  • Program evaluation
  • Disability policy analysis
  • Social Security Disability Insurance overpayments
Focus Areas
  • Disability
  • Economic Well Being and Income Support
  • Human Services
  • Health
About Denise

Denise Hoffman’s research focuses on the employment, program participation, and health insurance of adults with disabilities. Her current research includes an analysis of the Benefit Offset National Demonstration, which tests the effects of an alternative benefit schedule on Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) beneficiaries’ employment and DI benefit receipt. In addition, she is conducting several investigator-initiated studies as part of the Social Security Administration Retirement and Disability Research Consortium. She is also evaluating a state system of home and community based service provision.

Hoffman’s past research includes impact analyses of federally-funded initiatives intended to help people with disabilities become self-sufficient, including the Promoting Opportunity Demonstration, Ticket to Work, the Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment, and the Non-Elderly Disabled Housing Voucher Program. Other work include an analysis of employer strategies to connect low-income workers to supportive services and Medicaid analyses.

Hoffman, who joined Mathematica in 2010, holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Key Projects
  • Retirement and Disability Research Consortium

    The Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC) is an extramural research program that was established by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2018. Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy has partnered with the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College in...

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