Sharon Zanti

Sharon Zanti, MSW

  • Student, PhD in Social Welfare
  • Research Interests

    Integrated Data Systems

    Administrative data analysis

    State and local public policy

    Human service organizations

    Applied research methods

    Sharon Zanti works with Dr. Dennis Culhane and Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP) to study how state and local human service systems use data to inform social policymaking. Her research centers around two aims: 1) understanding the mechanisms by which government institutions collect, integrate, and analyze administrative data, and 2) applying this knowledge to research projects conducted in partnership with state and local human services systems to answer pressing policy questions. Sharon’s interest in state and local social policy stems from her previous experience as a Performance Analyst for children, youth, and family programs at the Colorado Department of Human Services. In addition, Sharon has experience working with county partners on performance improvement efforts and conducting research with Adult Protective Services administrative data. Sharon holds a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Denver. Prior to pursuing social work, Sharon worked as a project coordinator in the software industry and earned a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia.







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