David Stapleton

David Stapleton

David Stapleton is the director of Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy. He also directs Mathematica’s Disability Research Consortium cooperative agreement with SSA.

Since 1991, Dr. Stapleton’s research has focused on how public policy affects the employment and well-being of people with disabilities. He was senior adviser and subject matter expert for the DOL SAW/RTW Policy Collaborative. He also co-directs the evaluation of SSA’s Benefit Offset National Demonstration and is a senior adviser on many other disability and employment projects for SSA, DOL, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education.

A nationally recognized expert on disability policy, Dr. Stapleton regularly presents at policy research conferences and other venues. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Recent Articles by David Stapleton

It’s Time to Act on SSDI Trust Fund

The new Congress and the Trump administration need to act soon if they want to address the projected 2023 exhaustion of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) trust fund and protect hard-working Americans. Every year, millions of Americans lose their jobs due to injuries or illnesses, but policymakers can take concrete steps to maintain these […]

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