Dr. Daniel Dutton


Dr. Daniel J. Dutton is as assistant professor in Community Health & Epidemiology at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick. 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, housing, 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. Dan completed his Ph.D. in Community Health Sciences with a specialization in Population and Public Health at the University of Calgary in 2014, his other degrees are in economics from Calgary (MA) and Queen’s (BAH). Prior to his Ph.D., Dan worked for the office of the Ontario Ministry of Finance.