Daniel Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Professional Summary

Daniel Eisenberg's broad research goal is to improve understanding of how to invest effectively and efficiently in the mental health of young people.  He has been director of the doctoral program in Health Services Organization and Policy (HSOP) since 2011.  He joined the HMP faculty in 2004 after completing a BA and PhD in Economics at Stanford University and a postdoctoral traineeship in mental health services and policy research at UC-Berkeley.


  • NIMH Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, 2002-2004
  • Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University, 2002
  • B.A. (Honors and Distinction), Economics, Stanford University, 1997

Research Interests & Projects

  • Healthy Minds Study

    PI: Daniel Eisenberg

    Summary: Annual national survey of college students about mental health, help-seeking behavior, and related issues.

  • Peer effects for mental health, substance use, and help-seeking

    PI: Daniel Eisenberg

    Sponsor: W.T. Grant Foundation

    Summary: Study of how peers influence each other's mental health and related factors, using the natural experiment of quasi-randomly assigned college roommates.

  • Mental health and human capital accumulation

    Summary: A series of analyses of how mental health relates to the accumulation of human capital, particularly in terms of educational attainment.

  • Mental Health First Aid on college campuses

    Co-PIs: Daniel Eisenberg and Nicole Speer

    Sponsor: NIH (RC1)

    Summary: Randomized trial at 33 college campuses to evaluate the effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid training for resident advisors (RAs).

  • eBridge to mental health

    PI: Cheryl King

    Sponsor: NIH (R34)

    Summary: Development and testing of an innovative online intervention to increase linkage to treatment among college students with elevated suicide risk.

Selected Publications

Email: Dr. Eisenberg
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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