Jane Koppelman is research director for children’s dental policy, supporting Pew’s efforts to grow the dental workforce, increase access to care, and expand community water fluoridation around the country.
As lead on the campaign’s research agenda as well as day-to-day operations, Koppelman oversees staff and manages the project’s portfolio of advocacy and analysis on Medicaid and other federal programs, state policy, and emerging strategies to improve children’s dental health.
Prior to joining Pew, Koppelman spent more than 20 years researching, reporting on, administering, and evaluating health and human service programs that support disadvantaged families. She oversaw a variety of projects funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including planning research conferences and advising federal grantees on how to conduct rigorous evaluations. As deputy director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Making the Grade program, she worked to increase the number of school-based health centers nationwide.
Koppelman earned a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University.