Daniel Webster, PhD

Title: Senior Research Scientist
Company: University of California, Berkeley
Location: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Daniel Webster, PhD, senior research scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of social work.

With more than three decades of experience to his credit, Dr. Webster is a proven expert in the social working industry. For much of his career, he has excelled as a senior research scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, having originally joined the institution as a research specialist. Throughout his time in the field, he has largely specialized in and focused on child welfare policy and system improvement, as well as administrative data analysis and continuous quality improvement. As part of his duties in the field, Dr. Webster plays a key role in overseeing the California Child Welfare Indicators Project from the California Department of Social Services. In his other civic-minded endeavors, he is also an appointed member of the California Child Welfare Council. 

Prior to embarking on his vocational journey, Dr. Webster pursued a formal education, earning a Bachelor of Arts in humanities at The University of Texas at Austin in 1988. He would ultimately achieve a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley School of Social Welfare. During his time in the field, he has also committed himself to various scholarly efforts, having co-authored numerous articles and papers pertaining to his work in the field. His most recent works were published in 2021, titled “Domestic Violence Alleged in California Child Maltreatment Reports During the COVID-19 Pandemic” and “Cumulative Rates of Child Protection Involvement and Terminations of Parental Rights in a California Birth Cohort.” To commemorate his achievements, Dr. Webster has been honored with several accolades, most recently including a Dean’s Award for Service from his institution in 2022.

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