Christopher Trenholm

Christopher Trenholm

Senior Vice President; Managing Director, Health
Areas of Expertise
  • Teen pregnancy prevention
  • State insurance coverage for children
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Strengthening Families and Responsible Fatherhood
  • Youth Development
  • State Health Policy
  • Medicaid and CHIP
About Christopher

Christopher Trenholm is a national expert in pregnancy prevention and coverage for uninsured children.

Trenholm joined Mathematica as a researcher in 1997. He is principal investigator for a large-scale federally funded experimental impact evaluation of promising approaches for preventing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. He also served as principal investigator for Mathematica’s congressionally mandated abstinence evaluation, which won the American Evaluation Association’s Outstanding Evaluation Award in 2009.

Trenholm also directs several large-scale foundation-funded projects examining state insurance coverage for children, and was principal researcher for a congressionally mandated study of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program nationwide.

Widely published in peer-reviewed journals, Trenholm serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Economic Inquiry, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Population Economics, and others. He is a lecturer in evaluation topics at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina.

Key Projects
  • Evaluating Express Lane Eligibility

    Express Lane Eligibility allows a state’s Medicaid and/or CHIP program to rely on another public agency’s eligibility findings to qualify children for public health insurance coverage. Mathematica evaluated ELE in the Medicaid and CHIP programs.

  • CHIPRA 10-State Evaluation

    This study addressed a series of policy questions related to the impact of CHIP, the effective operation of CHIP programs, and the inter-relationship between and among CHIP, Medicaid, and employer-sponsored insurance coverage for low-income children.

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    Evaluation of Abstinence Education Programs

    Mathematica was commissioned to conduct a congressionally mandated evaluation of the effectiveness of abstinence education programs. Programs receiving these funds taught abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage as the expected standard for school-age children and could not endorse or promote...

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