Jessica
Kopsic
Research Associate, Center for Applied Behavioral Science

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.