Kopsic is a data manager and programmer in MDRC’s Center for Applied Behavioral Science, where she currently works on the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency-Next Generation project, in particular on the project’s text message-based intervention for families in the child welfare system. Her past work at MDRC includes the acquisition and processing of Medicaid data to measure maternal and child health outcomes for the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start. Kopsic has over 10 years of experience in research and has used a wide variety of data sources and collection methods, including survey data and administrative records. Before coming to MDRC, she worked on research for Carnegie Mellon University, RAND, and the University of Pittsburgh. Kopsic has a BA in political science and a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in policy research and analysis, both from the University of Pittsburgh.
Metropolitan transit systems increasingly limit payment to electronic and prepaid fares on board their vehicles to increase the speed of boarding, provide more opportunities to collect ridership data to inform planning efforts, and allow for more opportunities to provide discounts to riders. However, riders with low incomes and other populations, such as people age 65...Jean Grossman, Dan Bloom, Barbara S. Goldman, John Hutchins, Jared Smith, Frieda Molina, Virginia Knox, Clinton Key, Bret Barden, Jessica Kopsic, Rebecca Schwartz, Emily Marano, Sophia Sutcliffe, Helen Lee
Many human services programs require that applicants complete a series of steps — from providing eligibility to arranging transportation and child care — in order to benefit from services. Program designers often assume that individuals carefully consider their options and make the best decisions for their personal circumstances. Over the past 30 years, however,...Virginia Knox, Charles Michalopoulos, JoAnn Hsueh, Desiree Principe Alderson, Dina A. R. Israel, Erika Lundquist, Electra Small, Rebecca Behrmann, Anne Warren, Samantha Xia, Kelly Saunders, Ilana Blum, Jessica Kopsic, Noemi Altman, Caroline Mage, Helen Lee
Adverse birth outcomes result in significant emotional and economic costs for families and communities. One promising avenue for helping expectant women is home visiting programs, which work with parents to promote prenatal care and improve infant health. The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start ( MIHOPE -Strong Start) will evaluate the...