Dorothy Hiersteiner

Dorothy Hiersteiner

Co-Director - NCI


Dorothy co-directs the National Core Indicators project. Her work is driven by a passion for social justice and evidence-based policymaking. She is particularly skilled at building the capacity of public agencies to participate in data collection and outcome measurement initiatives like the National Core Indicators and NCI Staff Stability Survey, and she helps ensure the consistency of these activities across states.

With a deep knowledge of data collection methods and protocols, Dorothy has contributed to, developed, or directed these national-scale data collection efforts, which states consider essential to their service delivery improvement efforts. And with a strong communications background, she shares findings across multiple channels, authoring blog posts, data briefs, presentations, technical reports, and journal articles.

Currently she serves as the project coordinator for NCI. Previously, Dorothy worked with the behavioral health team at HSRI where she was involved with various projects funded through SAMHSA.


  • Master of public policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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