- Program evaluation
- Statistical modeling
- Sampling and analysis of survey data
- Behavioral Health
- Population Health
- Criminal Justice
Daniela Golinelli specializes in statistical modeling, data analysis, sample design, and program evaluation. She has expertise working on complex surveys, sampling hard-to-reach populations, and conducting large multi-site studies and randomized controlled trials for health policy and criminal justice research.
As a senior statistician for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Golinelli analyzed workforce data and assessed barriers to equal employment opportunities. As Corrections Unit chief at the Bureau of Justice Statistics, she oversaw all data collections and projects for the Bureau’s Corrections Statistics Program. At the RAND Corporation, she co-investigated and was the lead statistician for numerous behavioral health, criminal justice, and defense studies: on risky behaviors, such as HIV risk, drug use, and violence among the homeless; on the association of social network characteristics and risky behaviors among the homeless; on the impact of park improvements on physical activity and obesity; on the effect of business improvement districts on crime; on computer security crimes among businesses; and on military spouses employment conditions in comparison to their civilian counterpart. She also worked on several large mental health intervention studies, including an evaluation of coordinated care for the management of anxiety (the CALM study).
Before joining Mathematica in 2016, Golinelli held faculty positions at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and the University of Southern California. She has a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Washington.