Jane Koppelman supports the efforts of Pew’s dental campaign to increase access to care for the millions of Americans living in areas where there is a shortage of dentists. In addition to leading the campaign’s research agenda, Koppelman manages the project’s portfolio of advocacy and analysis focusing on expanding the dental workforce to include midlevel providers and helping 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 projects funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including 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 holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism from American University and a master’s in public administration from George Washington University.