Daniel Pagán, M.A., M.P.H., is a Research Assistant at Community Science. He assists with data collection and analysis, literature reviews, and report writing for several projects, including the Office of Minority Health’s Community Data-Sharing Initiative and the national evaluation of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities. Prior to working at Community Science, Daniel spent time working for two county departments of public health as a Randal Lewis Health Policy Fellow. As a fellow, he developed a policy brief describing the county’s initiatives to reduce adolescent obesity, relating their successes to established theoretical concepts and allowing for a deeper understanding of their programs. He has extensive experience working in health promotion on a wide range of topics including adolescent obesity, tobacco use and marketing, and utilizing data and theory for program development. Additionally, Daniel has worked as an evaluation consultant on several projects related to healthy eating and active living in the community. He has experience with program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, survey instrument development and fielding, data management, Arc GIS, and report writing.
In his free time Daniel enjoys being outdoors—hiking, camping, biking—and hopes to one day complete the entire Appalachian Trail!