Daniel J. Dutton, PhD

Daniel J. Dutton is as assistant professor in Community Health & Epidemiology at Dalhousie University, at the Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick campus. His current research falls into three general categories: social epidemiology, health economics, and applied policy. Most of his work is quantitative, utilizing large data sets and modeling strategies from economics and epidemiology. His primary interests are population-level exposures and their impact on poverty and health, how governments can address those exposures, and the distributional impacts of addressing those exposures. Currently that work focuses on homelessness, low income, and governmental policy. He also has an interest in methodological practice, including how research is done in applied epidemiology and the questions researchers answer.

He has taught or currently teaches econometrics, statistics, epidemiology, and population health classes. Prior to his Ph.D. Dan worked for a short time in the Ontario Ministry of Finance.

View Dr. Dutton’s website at: www.danieldutton.com

Follow him on Twitter: @danduttonysj

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Education: Community Health Sciences – Population and Public Health (PhD, Calgary), Economics (MA, Calgary), Economics (BAH, Queen’s).

Recommended Books: Player Piano, Kurt Vonnegut; Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer; The Three Body Problem, Liu Cixin.