Jeffrey Hemmeter

U.S. Social Security Administration

Jeffrey Hemmeter (PhD, Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is the acting deputy associate commissioner in the Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support at the Social Security Administration (SSA) where he helps design, conduct, and oversee research, evaluation, and policies related to disability and return to work. Dr. Hemmeter’s research focuses on transition-age youth and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and he has worked on several SSA demonstrations, evaluations, and studies, including as the lead on the Promoting Readiness of Minors in SSI evaluation. He co-authored the chapter “An Introduction to Disability Policy and SSA’s Demonstrations” and co-edited the Lessons from SSA Demonstrations volume with Austin Nichols and Debra Goetz Engler.

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