2022

Dr. Daniel Eisenberg named director of mental health program at UCLA FSPH Center for Health Policy Research


Dr. Daniel Eisenberg was named mental health program director at the UCLA FSPH Center for Health Policy Research.

Dr. Daniel Eisenberg

Dr. Daniel Eisenberg, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, has been named mental health program director at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health's Center for Health Policy Research.

Eisenberg is the founder and a principal investigator of the Healthy Minds Network for Research on Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health, dedicated to improving the mental and emotional well-being of young people through innovative, multidisciplinary scholarship.

“The Center’s mental health research has grown significantly in recent years and we are excited to expand on this work with the development of an official Mental Health Program, led by Dr. Daniel Eisenberg,” said Dr. Ninez Ponce, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management and director of FSPH’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR). “Dr. Eisenberg has contributed extensively to young adult mental health research through his work leading the Healthy Minds Network over the last 15 years. He will work closely with CHPR research scientist Dr. D. Imelda Padilla-Frausto to build on our ongoing efforts to address mental health disparities across different populations, especially among youth and adolescents.”

Eisenberg’s research goal is to improve understanding of how to effectively invest in adolescent and young adult mental health. His research focuses on health behaviors, mental health services and policy, economic and policy evaluation, and digital interventions for population mental health. Prior to his role as a professor at UCLA FSPH, Eisenberg served as a faculty member at the University of Michigan from 2004 to 2020.

“It is a great honor to be asked to join the Center’s team to expand on the foundation for actionable policy research around mental health, which is greatly needed as it is a vital part of improving the health and well-being of all people,” Eisenberg said. “I am excited at the prospect of the mental health program to elevate crucial mental health data to the public and raise awareness for policymakers, funders, and other stakeholders to invest in improving mental health, especially among disadvantaged communities and our youth and adolescents.”

Eisenberg is a principal investigator for the Healthy Minds Network for Research on Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health. This research network administers the Healthy Minds Study, a national survey study of student mental health and related factors, and facilitates the development, testing, and dissemination of innovative programs, as well as interventions for student mental health.

Eisenberg’s current research grants include an NIMH study focusing on using mobile technology to reduce mental health disorders in college populations. He is also a co-investigator on another NIMH study on improving student mental health through the implementation of school-based cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as the M-CARES Study focusing on Michigan Contraceptive Access, Research, and Evaluation.

by Elaiza Torralba


The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, founded in 1961, is dedicated to enhancing the public's health by conducting innovative research, training future leaders and health professionals from diverse backgrounds, translating research into policy and practice, and serving our local communities and the communities of the nation and the world. The school has 761 students from 26 nations engaged in carrying out the vision of building healthy futures in greater Los Angeles, California, the nation and the world.

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