Jane Koppelman is research director for Pew’s dental campaign, supporting efforts to increase access to care. As lead on the campaign’s research agenda Koppelman manages the project’s portfolio of advocacy and analysis on expanding the dental workforce to include mid-level providers and help more low-income children get care in school-based sealant programs.
Before joining Pew, Koppelman spent more than 20 years researching, reporting on, administering, and evaluating 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 and a bachelor’s degree from American University in communications and journalism.