Emma Pendl-Robinson

Emma Pendl-Robinson

Data Scientist

Emma Pendl-Robinson has experience using data science and statistical methods to support health research and program improvement.

Pendl-Robinson currently provides data science and survey support to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Measuring Mindset and Attitude Shifts in State and Community Leaders and Influencers project, an initiative meant to provide an understanding of mindset changes among influencers that eventually lead to policies promoting health as a shared value. As the statistical assistant for the project, Pendl-Robinson builds the sample strata of community leaders and influencers. Pendl-Robinson was also a backend developer of the award-winning Community Connector tool for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Visualization Resources of Community-Level Social Determinants of Health Challenge.

Pendl-Robinson worked on propensity score matching for Medicare and Medicaid data on the Transforming Clinician Practices Initiative Evaluation and Analysis and the Evaluation of the Health Care Innovation Awards Round 2 projects. She also served as a statistical assistant for the Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Medicaid 1115 Demonstration Evaluation to analyze the impact of managed long-term services and supports programs compared with fee-for-service programs. Pendl-Robinson also leads an internal knowledge management initiative on data science at Mathematica by building and maintaining centralized documentation for data science and statistical tools, methods, and data sources.

Before joining Mathematica in 2019, Pendl-Robinson was a data research associate for the Boston Area Research Initiative, for which she performed an equity analysis on Boston Public Schools’ School Choice Policy by creating models, building algorithms, analyzing data, and developing data visualizations. In addition, she was a statistical research assistant for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, where she designed surveys, prepared data sets, analyzed statistically complex survey data, and created data visualizations. She also held positions at Build Commonwealth Inc., Northeastern University, and the City of Boston.

Pendl-Robinson holds a B.S. in economics and political science from Northeastern University.

  • Data visualization
  • Knowledge management
  • Program and policy evaluation
  • Quantitative research and analysis
  • Social determinants of health
Focus Area Topics
  • Health
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • Medicare

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