Dr. Dan Cantillon has more than 10 years of experience conducting program evaluation and prevention-oriented research. Dr. Cantillon has extensive experience leading evaluations in the areas of community and systems change initiatives, education, drug abuse prevention, juvenile justice, and child welfare. He currently leads the evaluation of improving child welfare outcomes through systems of care, an innovative community-based systems change initiative involving nine states and 18 communities.
Dr. Cantillon is a member of the Drug Free Communities national evaluation team which assesses the impact of more than 700 community coalitions on reducing the prevalence of drug abuse, particularly among youth. He has experience evaluating randomized controlled trials in urban school settings and has been a reviewer since 2005 for the What Works Clearinghouse, a national effort to identify effective educational interventions. Dr. Cantillon has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals on community and systems change initiatives, community capacity building, and delinquency and violence prevention interventions.