At AISP we’re passionate about making government work better, faster and smarter. Collectively, our aim is to foster the development and use of integrated data systems in order to answer the critical policy and program questions of “what works,” “for whom,” and at “what cost.” We realize that establishing useful integrated data systems necessitates the careful consideration of legal, ethical, scientific, and economic issues. The AISP staff are devoted to furthering the thoughtful use of IDS to maximize program and policy outcomes in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
Dennis Culhane, PhD
Dennis Culhane is the Dana and Andrew Stone Professor of Social Policy at the School of Social Policy and Practice at The University of Pennsylvania
John Fantuzzo, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator, The Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations
John Fantuzzo is the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
Della Jenkins joined AISP as the Executive Director in 2017. She is passionate about the potential of cross-sector research to improve equity, efficiency, and quality in social service delivery and promote better policy-making.
Amy Hawn Nelson, PhD
Director, Training and Technical Assistance
Amy Hawn Nelson is the Director of Training and Technical Assistance for AISP, charged with overseeing all parts of the AISP Learning Communities Initiative. This includes providing training, technical assistance, and support to developing IDS sites.
TC Burnett is an Associate Director for AISP. Her work covers a wide range of topics related to integrated data systems, as well as the administration and management of AISP activities.
Kristen is the Senior Research Coordinator at AISP. She brings with her 4 years of experience with major research studies.
PhD Student in Social Welfare
Sharon is a PhD student at the School of Social Policy and Practice, working alongside Dr. Dennis Culhane and AISP to study the implementation and application of Integrated Data Systems. She previously served as a Performance Analyst for children, youth and family programs at the Colorado Department of Human Services. In addition, Sharon worked with Colorado county partners…
Emily Berkowitz joined AISP as a Policy Fellow following her time here as an MSW Intern during the 2018-2019 academic year. She is also an MS in Social Policy student at the University of Pennsylvania. For AISP, Emily supports communication strategies that broaden stakeholder interest in and awareness of integrated data system use for policy…
Matthew Katz is a Master of Social Work student at the University of Pennsylvania. He is interning at AISP during the 2019 – 2020 academic year to learn more about integrated data systems and their ability to inform evidence-based policy. Matthew has experience working in education, human services, and student affairs. Previously, he served as the Assistant Clinic…
Katie Barghaus, PhD
Senior Research Associate
Katie Barghaus is a senior research associate at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ken Steif, PhD
Ken Steif has focused on the use of data and analytics in the public policy realm for more than a dozen years.