Grace Roemer

Grace Roemer

Principal Researcher
  • Primary (qualitative and quantitative) and secondary data collection
  • Performance management 
  • Training and technical assistance
  • Institutional review boards
Focus Areas
  • Health
  • Delivery System Reforms
  • Employment
  • Training and Re-employment
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Veterans
  • Human Services
About Grace

Grace Roemer specializes in primary and secondary data collection, as well as federal performance reporting systems.  She also has extensive experience providing training and technical assistance to state and grantee-run health and human services programs.  Ms. Roemer is Mathematica's institutional review board liaison and oversees the professional development of survey research staff. 

Roemer, who joined Mathematica in 1995, is currently leading evaluations of the New Jersey Nursing Initiative, which aims to increase nurse faculty capacity in New Jersey, and the Army UCX Claimants Initiative, which was designed to foster innovative approaches to outreach and workforce service delivery to unemployed veterans.  Both studies use qualitative and quantitative methods.  She is the training and technical assistance task lead for the FaMLE Cross-site Study, assisting in the development and implementation of a performance measures system to be used by 90 Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grantees. Roemer has previously directed evaluations of veterans' priority of service in the workforce system and veterans' mental health treatment programs, and led administrative data collection and development of performance measures systems on numerous studies for the U.S. Department of Labor.   

Roemer holds a master's degree in urban planning from Columbia University.  She is a certified quality auditor from the American Society for Quality and a certified planner from the American Institute of Certified Planners. 

Key Projects
  • Evaluation of the Unemployment Compensation Provisions of ARRA

    This evaluation assessed states’ decisions to adopt unemployment compensation provisions that expanded eligibility and/or the generosity of benefits. It also provided insights into who made use of the additional weeks of unemployment benefits available during the recession, and how they fared.

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    Impact of the ARRA Subsidy on COBRA Take-Up

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) subsidized COBRA premiums for workers laid off from fall 2008 to spring 2010. Mathematica examined the effect of the subsidy on takeup of COBRA coverage and other health and employment outcomes.

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    Unemployment Insurance Exhaustees Study

    This study examines workers who collected unemployment insurance during and just after the Great Recession, when benefits entitlements increased from 26 to 99 weeks. It describes characteristics and experiences of workers who exhausted available benefits and how they fared after exhaustion.

  • Improving the Delivery of Mental Health Services for Veterans

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs developed a strategic transformation plan for improving its mental health services and standardizing the way services are delivered in its mental health residential rehabilitation treatment programs. Mathematica worked with the VA to provide high quality, comprehensive,...

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