Duncan Mayer studied Social Work (BSW, MSW) at Marywood University in Scranton Pennsylvania. Throughout this period he benefitted from several internship experiences involving implementation. These included public health and housing interventions with community-based organizations in Philadelphia and Lackawanna counties. During his MSW, Duncan completed an internship with the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, assisting in the facilitation of the allocations process and grant writing. Additionally, he contributed to a program evaluation of a childcare organization. Following graduation, he worked for The Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. During his time there he contributed to work on program evaluations, needs assessments, and a variety of other research initiatives. Among others, the list of topics covered in this work includes regional perspectives on behavioral health workforce development, social determinants of health, and the scope of social services. His academic interests include policy/program evaluation and quantitative methods.