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Dr. Mithuna Srinivasan

Dr. Mithuna Srinivasan is a Research Associate in IMPAQ’s Workforce Development and Social Programs Division, where she designs and implements policy-relevant research for social programs.

Expertise

Dr. Srinivasan has extensive training in applied econometrics, and in experimental and quasi-experimental program evaluation techniques. She has also performed cost-benefit analyses, and engaged in qualitative data collection (via interviews and focus groups) and analyses. Dr. Srinivasan is currently Project Director for an evaluation design study for a scholarship program and Interim Project Manager on a large FNS-funded project concerning the review and documentation of school nutrition management information systems. She is also serving as the lead on several tasks for a CMS-funded project concerning the evaluation of a formal telephone discussions Demonstration to determine its impact on the Medicare claims submission process. Dr. Srinivasan has conducted research on food and nutrition topics, and the health care and human services needs of the older adult population, and her work has been published in top peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Public Health.

Clients

Dr. Srinivasan has experience working with a wide range of clients including the Food and Nutrition Service at the US Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the YMCA of the USA, the PEW Charitable Trusts, and the US Department of Labor. She has also worked with clients at the county level, including local management boards in Maryland, performing needs assessments for them on high-risk populations.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining IMPAQ, Dr. Srinivasan was employed in the economic consulting industry for about three and a half years, where she contributed as an economist to litigation, postal, and energy practices. She applied time series and panel data econometric methods to estimate damages arising from antitrust class actions and estimate postal price elasticities for the US Postal Service, prepared expert reports for the litigation practice, and co-authored several reports on postal and energy topics.

Education

Dr. Srinivasan earned her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, with specializations in Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Household Behavior and Family Economics.

IMPAQ Papers and Presentations

Gupta, M. & Srinivasan, M. (2017, July). Serving Disconnected Young Adults: Impact Evaluation of the @LIKE Program. Presentation at the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA.

Gupta, M. & Srinivasan, M. (2017. July). Gold-Standard Evaluation of Entrepreneurial Training Provided within the Public Workforce System. Presentation at the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA.

Pooler, J. & Srinivasan, M. (2017, November). SNAP Participation and Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence among Older Adults with Chronic Conditions. Presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Srinivasan, M. & Pooler, J. (2017, November). SNAP Benefits Go Beyond Food Access: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of SNAP and Medication Nonadherence for Older Adults. Presentation at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Srinivasan, M. & Pooler, J. (2018). Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence for Older Adults Participating in SNAP, 2013-2015American Journal of Public Health, 108(2), 224-230. 

Gupta, S. & Srinivasan, M. (2017, March). A Benefit-Cost Analysis of a Workforce Development Program for Disconnected Youth. Presentation at the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference, Washington, DC.  

Other Publications

Srinivasan, M. & Pooler, J. (2017). SNAP Participants’ Employment Patterns: Findings from the NHIS. Issue Brief.

Pooler, J., Srinivasan, M. & Zielinskie, G. (2017). Internet Use among Older Adults: Implications for Federal Program Management. Issue Brief.

Srinivasan, M. & Trump, K-S. (2016). Behavioral Economics and Public Policy. Issue Brief.

Gupta, S., Griffith, T., Miller, Z., Patterson, L., Srinivasan, M. & Strumpf, L. (2016). Life Coaching and Disconnected Youth. Issue Brief.