- Survey design and administration
- Data collection and analysis
- Teen pregnancy prevention
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Survey methodology
- Human Services
- Family Support
- Population Health
Jennifer Walzer has expertise in designing and implementing survey data collection efforts for impact evaluations of teen pregnancy prevention programs, leading focus groups, and providing evaluation technical assistance.
Since joining Mathematica in 2011, Walzer has worked on a range of projects in family support, education, and health. Currently, she is the survey director of a random assignment evaluation of a program that promotes healthy birth spacing in adolescent mothers. She is responsible for designing the survey instruments, overseeing the development of the random assignment and implementation data information system, and overseeing baseline and follow-up survey data collection activities. Additionally, she oversees survey data collection of clinicians and conducts interviews and focus groups with community stakeholders, providers, and patients for the evaluation of The Right Time, an initiative of the Missouri Foundation for Health that aims to improve access to comprehensive contraceptive options. Walzer serves as the deputy survey director on the Federal Evaluation of Making Proud Choices!, an impact evaluation of an in-school teen pregnancy prevention program that collects data from adolescents in several districts across the country. She was a task lead on instrument design and survey data collection activities on the Federal Evaluation of Selected Programs for Expectant and Parenting Youth and contributed to the analysis and impact reports. Additionally, she provides evaluation technical assistance to federal teen pregnancy prevention grantees.
Walzer holds an M.P.H. in maternal and child health epidemiology from the University of Illinois, Chicago.