chris tolan

Chris Tolan

Research Director


Primary research, qualitative & quantitative, Data analysis, visualization, and storytelling


10 years of research experience


Chris is a senior director at Dotdash where he oversees audience research related to health. He is responsible for designing and executing research and analysis and identifying opportunities and strategies for exploration.

Prior to joining Dotdash in 2019, Chris was a senior analyst at FleishmanHillard where he specialized in executing primary research projects and strategic consultation. Before relocating to New York, Chris lived in his hometown of Los Angeles, CA.


Chris graduated from Pepperdine University where he received his M.B.A., B.A. in Spanish, and B.S. in Business Administration.

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