Pratik Mhatre has extensive experience in program evaluation, data analysis and research, needs assessment, and survey methodology. He is proficient in data analysis and statistical research using SAS, SPSS, and R; GIS mapping, modeling, and programming using ArcGIS; and spatial statistics using ArcGIS, R, and GeoDa for analyzing social and economic change. He has previously worked with the Enterprise Foundation, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University, and Department of Homeland Security in analyzing the relationship of public policy and the built environment, especially the intersection of public education and health policies and their impact on socioeconomic characteristics of the neighborhood/community. Pratik has publications, reports, and conference presentations to his credit covering issues in e-government, performance measures, housing policy, and neighborhood revitalization. His current work involves designing and managing data systems for the Texas GEAR UP State Grant and intends to examine academic outcomes of target school districts within the context of neighborhood change.
Pratik holds a doctorate in urban and regional science from Texas A&M University.