Dolores Acevedo-Garcia


  • Demographics and diversity
  • Health and wellness

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia is Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and director of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. From 1998 to 2011, she was a faculty member at the Harvard School of Public Health and Northeastern University. She is project director for, an indicator project on racial/ethnic equity in U.S. metropolitan areas, and, a comprehensive database of indicators on child wellbeing and opportunity by race/ethnicity across multiple sectors and geographies. The diversitydata projects are funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Acevedo-Garcia served on two national expert panels convened by the Centers for Disease Control – Housing and Health and Social Determinants of Health – and on the expert panel for the award-winning PBS documentary series “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” She received a bachelor’s degree in public administration from El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City and a master’s and doctorate in public policy with a concentration in demography from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.