Daniel Welsh

Daniel Welsh

Survey Analyst
  • Survey development
  • Qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Training and technical assistance
Focus Areas
  • Human Services
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Disability
  • Family Support
  • Health
About Daniel

Daniel Welsh is a survey analyst with expertise in survey development, qualitative methods, and technical assistance. In this role, he has designed, tested, and administered multi-mode survey instruments, led school-based data collection efforts and field interviewer trainings, conducted in-depth interviews and focus groups with employment and training program participants, and served as technical task lead on projects for the U.S. Department of Education, Food and Nutrition Service, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among other federal agencies and foundations.

As project manager for the Bill & Melinda Gates P-16 Community Investment initiative, a three-year learning engagement to help foundations, community leaders, and researchers understand place-based systems change work, Welsh has managed the development of six public-facing resources and tools, including a community-level self-assessment that he co-designed. He has also provided technical assistance to initiative members and partners, co-designed a provider staff survey, and led collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data on the impact drivers of systems change. As task lead for the evaluation of two transition work-based learning model demonstrations, Vermont Linking Learning to Careers and Way2Work Maryland, Welsh developed survey instruments and training protocols and conducted qualitative interviews with program staff.

Before joining Mathematica, Welsh was a paralegal with the National Immigrant Justice Center, where he provided legal rights education and direct services to unaccompanied immigrant children. He also completed an AmeriCorps year of service at the Kentucky Equal Justice Center, where he provided employment law trainings and direct services to immigrants and workers with low-income backgrounds.

Welsh is active in Mathematica’s Survey and Data Collection community and serves as a member of its Survey Budgeting Initiative. He holds a B.A. in anthropology and Spanish from DePauw University.