Dan Finkelstein

Daniel Finkelstein

Principal Researcher
  • Public health evaluations
  • Child and adolescent health
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods
Focus Areas
  • Health
  • Population Health
About Daniel

Daniel Finkelstein has more than 20 years of experience evaluating public health and education programs. He has expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods and has worked with nonprofit and government organizations to design and implement program evaluations in schools and clinical and community settings.

He has played key roles on several public health projects funded by foundations and state and federal agencies. For the state of Delaware, he directs a project to provide technical assistance with a statewide planning effort to promote policy, system, and environmental strategies for chronic disease prevention. He also plays a lead role on technical assistance projects supporting the evaluation needs of teen pregnancy prevention grantees funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In past projects, he led a cross-cutting evaluation for Boston Children’s Hospital of a grant program to improve children’s health and well-being in Boston, he directed a rapid-cycle evaluation of a grant program for the Colorado Health Foundation to improve youth social-emotional learning and resilience, and he led a study of barriers for the Colorado Health Foundation to children’s physical activity in low-income communities.

Finkelstein publishes in peer-reviewed journals such as Preventing Chronic Disease, Pediatrics, and Journal of Adolescent Health and presents at professional meetings of the American Evaluation Association, the American Public Health Association, and other groups. He holds a Ph.D. in social policy from Brandeis University and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.