Daniel Eisenberg, PhD, is the director of mental health at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a professor of health policy and management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Eisenberg is also a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Prior to arriving at UCLA, he was a faculty member at University of Michigan from 2004–2020.
Eisenberg’s goal in research is to improve understanding of how to invest effectively in the mental health of young people. He directs the Healthy Minds Network (HMN) 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 and interventions for student mental health. He is currently writing a book about investments in children’s mental health.
Eisenberg has a BA and a PhD in economics from Stanford University. He conducted his postdoctoral research in mental health services at the University of California, Berkeley.
In a new book, “Investing in Children’s Mental Health,” Raghavan and co-author UCLA health economist Daniel Eisenberg, make the case for a boost in government funding and new policies that support “social vaccines,” which address the health of children’s social ecology and everyday environments.