Dallas Elgin, PhD

Dr. Dallas J. Elgin is a Senior Research Associate with 2M Research. Dr. Elgin has more than 9 years of professional public policy research experience in the public and private sectors.

Dr. Elgin is co-principal investigator of the Evaluation of the Collaborative Management Program for the Colorado Department of Human Services. He is conducting a quasi-experimental outcome evaluation that uses coarsened exact matching to examine whether the program improves the effectiveness of the interventions for Colorado children and youth involved with the child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and health/mental health systems. Dr. Elgin also served as Project Director for Understanding the Limitations in the Use and Sharing of Administrative Data for Research and Evaluation, leading the project team in conducting interviews for a study focused on identifying and documenting the major privacy issues and other limitations in accessing, using, and sharing administrative data for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Assistance Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).

Dr. Elgin’s previous experience includes serving as a Senior Researcher at the Colorado Department of Human Services. His policy-focused research has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Public Administration, Review of Policy Research, and Children and Youth Services Review, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Science, with a focus on Political Science, from Florida State University and received his PhD in Public Affairs, with an emphasis in Public Policy, from the University of Colorado’s School of Public Affairs.

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