Jessica
Kopsic
Research Analyst

Kopsic is a data analyst and programmer for the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE)-Strong Start, a large-scale evaluation of the effectiveness of home visiting programs in improving maternal and child health outcomes. Her work focuses on the project’s Medicaid data and includes data acquisition from state agencies; processing, quality checking, and standardizing state-level data to create data sets for analysis; and identifying health events of interest to create outcome measures. Kopsic has over 10 years of experience in health research in such subject areas as epidemiology and behavioral economics, and she has used a wide variety of data sources and collection methods. 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.