Matthew Stagner



Matthew W. Stagner is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago office for Mathematica Policy Research. He joined Mathematica in 2013 after serving as Executive Director of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, and, before that, as a center director at The Urban Institute in Washington, DC. In the 1990s, he directed the Office of Children and Youth Policy for the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Dr. Stagner focuses on the evaluation of programs and comprehensive approaches to helping families and children.  Currently in his work at Mathematica, he leads several projects on improving the child welfare system and works closely with states on human services reforms. He holds a Ph.D. from The Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  He is Past President of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.