Danton investigates food purchasing behavior, food-related health outcomes, and food assistance policy using transaction data. More broadly, he is interested in policies aimed at reducing health and nutritional disparities. He also works as a Data Scientist at a transit tech start up and as a research assistant for Professor Kenneth Dodge.
Danton is originally from Southern California, the son of two Spanish teachers (one a political refugee from Chile) and brother to a talented musician/dancer (older brother) and to wordsmith/activist (twin sister). Before moving to the East Coast, Danton adventured through the US as a volunteer in AmeriCorps NCCC, worked in Ulsan (South Korea), ran economic models for the US DOT, and spent his free time traveling many of this planet’s great countries. He is also an avid Ultimate Frisbee player.
Inequality (Nutrition, Health, Education), Evaluation Methods, Data Science
Dissertation Title: Topics in Welfare Policy
Fields: Welfare Policy, Data Science
M.A. in Economics, Georgetown University, 2013
M.S. in Applied Statistics, California State University at Long Beach, 2011
B.S. in Mathematics, University of California at Irvine, 2006
Danton is an avid Ultimate Frisbee player, a dual citizen of USA & Chile, and an aspiring data scientist.