Dan Witters serves as Research Director of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. This daily assessment of U.S. residents' wellbeing provides real-time measurement and insights needed to improve health, increase daily productivity, enhance basic needs, and lower healthcare costs. Dan frequently presents at major conferences and summits, and his insights from this research appear regularly on Gallup.com and in the media, including appearances on "CBS Sunday Morning," CNBC, HuffPost Live, and NPR.
As a consultant and analyst for Gallup, Dan has used his expertise in survey design, methodology, analysis, business outcomes modeling, report writing, and presenting results to help leaders better understand their company's marketplace, customers, and employees. He has played an important role as an advisor and researcher to Gallup clients, creating effective strategies that enhance a business' overall health and strength through enhanced engagement and well-being. Since 1993, he has directed more than $100 million in research for some of the world's best-managed companies in the financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, hospitality, consulting, and pharmaceutical industries.
Dan's extensive experience and understanding of customer and employee research has earned him high distinction awards throughout his career. In 1999, he received the prestigious Senior Analyst Quality of Report Award for Outstanding Writing, an award given to one Gallup Senior Analyst worldwide each year. In 2002, Dan became the 13th researcher in Gallup's history to earn the Diplomat Analyst certification. This distinction is awarded to tenured researchers who create an original research thesis that expands Gallup's body of knowledge.
Dan received his master's degree in cell biology and genetics and his bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.