Adam Dunn

Adam Dunn

Researcher
Areas of Expertise
  • Implementation and process evaluation
  • Qualitative research
  • Systematic reviews
Topics
  • Strengthening Families and Responsible Fatherhood
  • Systematic Evidence Reviews
  • Child Welfare
  • Training and Reemployment
  • Medicaid and CHIP
About Adam

Adam Dunn’s research focuses on implementation and process evaluation, including qualitative and quantitative analysis of the successes and challenges of program implementation.

He currently contributes to evaluations of the Administration for Children & Families’ Regional Partnership Grant program, which seeks to increase the well-being of children who are at-risk because of substance use by a parent or caregiver; Dunn analyzes participant characteristics, implementation, and program dosage. Recently, he contributed to an implementation analysis of programs to connect children to affordable health insurance coverage. He also provides evaluation technical assistance and cross-site support to grantees conducting impact evaluations of healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood programs and grantees providing health insurance enrollment assistance to low-income families.

In past work, he was a task lead or deputy project director on evaluations of early childhood education programs, school–family engagement models in families with young children, and training and reemployment programs for dislocated and disadvantaged workers. He also served as a senior reviewer on review efforts as part of the What Works Clearinghouse.

Dunn, who joined Mathematica in 2011, holds an M.P.P. in public policy analysis from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Key Projects
  • Parents and Children Together (PACT)

    Parents and Children Together (PACT) is a six-year evaluation of the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grant program to help couples build and sustain healthy relationships and marriages, and to strengthen positive father-child interaction.

  • What Works Clearinghouse
    What Works Clearinghouse

    The What Works Clearinghouse collects, reviews, and reports on studies of education interventions. The growing focus on evidence-based decision making has increased demand for this type of information.