Allison Wolpoff, MPH, is a Director at Harder+Company Community Research and has over a decade of experience leading social science research and community engagement efforts. She plays a key leadership role on several public health and human services projects, working with hospitals, local public health departments, and community organizations to strategically identify, prioritize, and address community health needs. She has overseen numerous projects aimed at formulating recommendations for improving the delivery of public services, giving her a nuanced understanding of the challenges faced by public agencies, nonprofit service providers, and funders. Allison’s areas of expertise include public health, early childhood development, youth empowerment, and behavioral health. These social impact areas are prominent in her engagements, which range from complex multi-site evaluations to community-driven planning processes to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable populations. In addition, Allison provides data management and quality assurance guidance to projects firm-wide, and has led research design efforts for some of Harder+Company’s most complex engagements. Allison has been a part of the Harder+Company team since 2003; prior to that she was an Evaluation Specialist at the Institute for Public Health at San Diego State University. Allison holds a Master’s in Public Health from San Diego State University.

Recent Posts by Allison Wolpoff

Evolving Hospital Community Benefit Could Be The Next Big Development In Health Philanthropy

As community health needs assessments expand to focus on a broader array of health issues and social determinants of health, we can expect hospital community benefit resources to follow in that direction. Health grantmakers have an important role to play in this evolving field.