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Daniella Lowenberg on Assignment to US Department of Health and Human Services

It is my pleasure to announce the assignment of Daniella Lowenberg, through the Intergovernment Personnel Act (IPA), to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a two-year period, funded by the Ballmer Group, beginning August 1st. 

In her role as Senior Advisor for Data Governance, Daniella will lead the agency’s open data strategy and guide the development of the infrastructure required to open up ACF data for research, policy, and public access. ACF has the largest corpus of human services data and represents foundational sources of core data for trials and analyses that can inform social service program participants and their outcomes. Access to these data are essential for enabling equity analyses and driving studies that may result in reduced injustices, increased socioeconomic opportunities, and federal social and public health policy change. 

Building capacity for accessing the largest corpus of federal human services data has direct synergy with UC’s mission and goals of researching and affecting policy around equity and justice. The California Digital Library (CDL) has invested heavily in the technical and social infrastructure to support research data sharing, and we are excited to have Daniella expand this work and engage with implementations of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act

On behalf of CDL and the UC community, we are honored to have Daniella contribute to the future of our national data infrastructure in this way. Please join me in congratulating her as she embarks on her work at HHS. 


Günter Waibel

Associate Vice Provost & Executive Director, California Digital Library