The main focus of our work is to develop a scientific linkage between behavioral health care and public policy. We consider ecological, system and temporal influences on individuals and families, investigating the impacts of behavioral health care driven by public policies. Facets of our work have analyzed the effects of behavioral health care and policies within counties, communities, schools, families, service settings and service systems at points in time and across ages.
We strive to capture and communicate the influence of public policy on the lives of underserved individuals in need of behavioral health services with a goal to impact the field in such a way that science drives policy and policy improves lives.
As an important indicator of underservice, we work to develop a framework which identifies the drivers of psychiatric crisis care, exposing instrumental junctures for intervention aimed not simply at individuals, but primarily at systems and policy. We plan to expand our initial framework of underservice, identifying not only processes to recognize, seek and find accessible care, but also to engage in and succeed in care. We plan to continue to connect and support individual family serving agencies by generating science which supports day-to-day activities, including validating assessment tools, developing methods to empower service planning and evaluation, and innovating additional ways to translate research into practice.
- Data Analytics with Machine Learning
- Mental Health Services Research and Evaluation
- Stakeholder Collaborated Projects
- Evaluation Planning and Design
- Outcomes and Priority Indicators Development
- Data Evidenced Quality Assurance
- Data Extraction and Cleaning for Analysis
- Data Linkage
- Data Quality Improvement
- Data/Information Workflow Engineering
- Software/Application Requirements Gathering , Design and Development
- Technical Assistance and Training for Software/Applications and Data Management/Analysis