Day 2: Wednesday, November 14, 2018


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Wednesday, November 14th
8:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

All Attendees

Room: Grand Foyer and Grand III/IV

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

C1: Uses of Administrative Data for Supporting Education Policy

Katie Barghaus (Moderator), University of Pennsylvania
Sonya R. Porter, U.S. Census Bureau
Chenna Reddy Cotla, American Institutes for Research
Douglas Lauen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sally Wallace, Georgia State University
Wesley Greenblatt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Room: Salon D/E

9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Moderator: Katie Barghaus


  • Sonya R. Porter: "Demonstrating the Use of Linked Data to Advance Education Research"
  • Chenna Reddy Cotla: "Heterogeneous causal effects of perception of school safety on absenteeism and performance: A causal decision tree approach using administrative and survey data from a large school district"
  • Sally Wallace: "Returns to Late Aged College Degrees"
  • Douglas Lauen: "Early College High Schools at Scale: Using Administrative Data to Assess the Impacts of an Educational Intervention on Voting and Crime"
  • Wesley Greenblatt: "Long-Term Effects from Early Exposure to Research: Evidence from the NIH 'Yellow Berets'"

D1: Uses of Administrative Data for Supporting Public Programs and Public Health Policy

Kelly Bidwell (Moderator), Office of Evaluation Sciences, GSA
Stephanie Shipp, Social and Decision Analytics Division, Biocomplexity Institute, University of Virginia
Kevin P. Conway, RTI International
Rachel Shattuck, U.S. Census Bureau
Alex Collie, Monash University Australia
Jenny Povey, The University of Queensland, Australia

Room: Grand III/IV

9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Moderator: Kelly Bidwell


  • Stephanie Shipp: "Developing a Data-driven Approach to inform Planning in County Health and Human Services Departments in the Context of a Case Study on Obesity"
  • Jenny Povey: "The power of linked data: Evaluating diverse multi-program projects designed to reduce welfare dependence"
  • Alex Collie: "Evaluating the impact of workers' compensation policy in Australia using insurance claims data and comparative quasi-experimental methods"
  • Rachel Shattuck: "The Use of Blended Data to Improve Public Assistance Programs: Results from a Partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau, USDA, and State Program Agencies"
  • Kevin P. Conway: "Fusing Administrative Data to Combat the Opioid Crisis"

10:20 AM


All Attendees

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

10:40 AM

C2: Uses of Administrative Data for Supporting Child Welfare Policy

Kristen Coe (Moderator), University of Pennsylvania
Francisca Richter, Case Western Reserve University
Ken Steif, University of Pennsylvania
Dyann Daley, Predict-Align-Prevent, Inc.
Jessica Raithel, Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence
Angela You Gwaltney, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Room: Salon D/E

10:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Moderator: Kristen Coe


  • Francisca Richter: "Using Integrated Data to Design and Support Pay For Success Interventions"
  • Ken Steif: "Developing a spatial risk prediction model for child maltreatment"
  • Dyann Daley, MD: "Policy and resource optimization based on spatial risk prediction models for child maltreatment"
  • Jessica Raithel: "Typologies of Transition-Age Youth"
  • Angela You Gwaltney: "Effect of Psychotropic Medication on Foster Care Experience and Outcomes: A Causal Analysis using Administrative Data"

D2: Other Uses of Administrative Data for Improving Decision-making and Program Evaluation

Nick Hart (Moderator), Bipartisan Policy Center
Joshua Goldstein, Social and Decision Analytics Division, Biocomplexity Institute of University of Virginia
Natsuko Nicholls, Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) / Univ of Michigan Institute for Social Research
Sadaf Asrar, Optimal Solutions Group, LLC
Marden F. Munoz, The Children's Trust
Francis Mitrou, The University of Western Australia

Room: Grand III/IV

10:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Moderator: Nick Hart


  • Joshua Goldstein: "Leveraging U.S. Army Administrative Data for Individual and Team Performance"
  • Natsuko Nicholls: "Use and Application of Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Database"
  • Sadaf Asrar: "Stretching a Buck: Using Administrative Data to Inform Continuous Quality Improvement"
  • Marden F. Munoz: "Trust Central Eases Funding Decisions With Data"
  • Francis Mitrou: "Aboriginal life pathways through multiple human service domains; administrative data linkage for policy"

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch (provided)

All Attendees

Capitol Foyer

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

Best Paper Award Presentation

Monica King

Room: Grand III/IV

1:30 PM - 1:40 PM

Presentation of the Best Paper Awards

1:40 PM

Rapid Fire Talks

Tanvi Desai (Moderator), Data Policy and Strategy Consultant
Michael Lenczner, Powered by Data
Christian Hirsch, Deutsche Bundesbank
Lars Vilhuber, Cornell University
Sarah Strochak, Urban Institute
Benoit Dostie, HEC Montreal
Brittany Borg, US Small Business Administration
Nikolas Pharris-Ciurej, Census Bureau
Aaron D. Schroeder, Social and Decision Analytics Division, Biocomplexity Institute of University of Virginia
Rachel Carnahan, NORC at the University of Chicago

Room: Grand III/IV

1:40 PM - 2:30 PM

Moderator: Tanvi Desai


  • Michael Lenczner: "Overcoming policy barriers to administrative data sharing through an inclusive civil society coalition"
  • Christian Hirsch: "The Role of the Bundesbank Microdata Production in Times of Big Data: The Need for Data Access, Data Sharing and for an Integrated Digital Information System"
  • Lars Vilhuber: "Reproducible research in administrative data center"
  • Sarah Strochak: "Is Limited English Proficiency a Barrier to Homeownership?"
  • Benoit Dostie: "Immigrant Careers and Networks"
  • Brittany Borg: "Program Evaluation Using Multiple Datasets"
  • Nikolas Pharris-Ciurej: "Blended data: a novel opportunity to advance survey operations and knowledge of the US economy and population"
  • Aaron D. Schroeder: "Complying with New Address Requirements for the 2020 Census: Using Open Administrative Records and Delivery Point Validation Data to Discover Verified Multi-Family Unit Addresses in Arlington County, Virginia"
  • Rachel Carnahan: "Using Administrative Data to Reduce Respondent Burden in Facility Data Collection"

2:30 PM


All Attendees

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM

Closing Roundtable: Four Amys

Amy Hawn Nelson, AISP, University of Pennsylvania
Amy Laitinen, New America
Amy Nowell, MDRC
Amy O'Hara, Georgetown University

Room: Grand III/IV

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

In this panel, four Amys will discuss how they have handled challenges involving administrative data access. These Amys have needed data and pleaded for data. They have been data owners, linkers, gatekeepers, and analysts. Michael Hawes, Director of Student Privacy Policy at the U.S. Department of Education will moderate the panel as these Amys describe their approaches to overcome operational and organizational challenges.

3:45 PM

Closing Remarks

ADRF Network
Georgetown University

Room: Grand III/IV

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM