Robin Ghertner

Robin Ghertner, Director, Division of Data and

Robin Ghertner

Director, Division of Data and Technical Analysis

Robin Ghertner is Director of the Division of Data and Technical Analysis. He manages a team of quantitative and qualitative analysts focusing on a wide range of HHS policy areas, including poverty and economic mobility, early care and education, child welfare, and the intersection of substance use disorder and human services programs. Robin champions the use of innovative methodologies to address cross-cutting issues affecting human services programs across the country. For example, his work has shed light on some of the biggest challenges human services face in addressing the opioid crisis, such as accessing evidence-based treatment for families involved in child welfare and child support systems. His team provided analysis to dramatically improve operational efficiency in refugee services, resulting in new grantee reporting and an emphasis on evaluation and analytics. Robin has also been a leading voice in leveraging administrative records and integrated data systems to improve program performance. Prior to joining ASPE, Robin was a senior research analyst and lead statistician in the Office of Research and Evaluation at the Corporation for National and Community Service. Before federal service, he implemented the nation’s largest translation and interpretation policy for the New York City Department of Education and Department of Health. Robin received his Masters in Public Policy from George Washington University, where he focused on program evaluation.