Robin Ghertner is Director of the Division of Data and Technical Analysis for Human Services Policy in the Office of the Assistance Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Robin directs a team of 10 researchers focusing on all aspects of human services policy, including the role of human services in substance use treatment, refugee integration, child care subsidies, self-sufficiency programs, and other topics. He is one of the primary advocates within the federal government for aligning human services programs with efforts to address the opioid crisis, particularly medication-assisted treatment and family-centered treatment approaches. Robin was the principal investigator on a recent federal study examining the impact of the opioid crisis on child welfare systems across the country. He has expertise in a wide range of statistical methods, qualitative methods, and survey design and administration, as well as federal administrative datasets and statistical surveys. Prior to joining HHS, Robin was a senior researcher at the Corporation for National and Community Service, directing studies on the effectiveness of community service programs. He has also led several initiatives in New York City to improve public health and education services for immigrant populations.

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