David Dodds is Deputy Director of Evaluation, a position to which he brings years of experience as a researcher in state government. At the California Department of Public Health, he served as lead research scientist on evaluation teams for the Black Infant Health Program and Adolescent Family Life Program as well as vital statistics analysis. Prior work in state government included developing child welfare outcome measures at the California Department of Social Services and analysis of immigration and tabulation of race/ethnicity census data at the California Department of Finance.

David holds a PhD in Anthropology from UCLA and a Master of Public Health from UC Berkeley. Additional studies included a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Demography at UC Berkeley. As an anthropologist, he has worked in multiple countries in Latin America.