Eric Hulsey: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice


Eric Hulsey is manager of behavioral health analytics in the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation. In this role, he is responsible for working with key partners to evaluate behavioral health services administered by DHS and find practical applications for research, as well as for managing all research activities, implementation, and reporting efforts; designing and developing quantitative and qualitative data analysis; and helping to determine the optimal data structure and system requirements to ensure that data stored and retrieved from the system meets the research and operational needs of DHS.

Hulsey is a key contact for Pitt Public Health researchers who are investigating mental and behavioral health using the DHS’s extensive data system and the Allegheny County Data Warehouse. As a member of a workgroup on population mental health at Pitt Public Health, he facilitates key collaborations between the University and major health and community organizations. He also serves an adjunct faculty member and gives guest lectures, mentors students, and arranges practicum experiences.

Previously, Hulsey was a services innovations specialist at Allegheny HealthChoices, Inc., where he assessed substance abuse disorder treatment and recovery within Allegheny County through the implementation of evidence-based treatment programs, the use of data to drive service innovations, and evaluation consultation. He also has held positions in health consulting firms, including the Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions, where he served as scientific director. Between 2004 and 2009, Hulsey served as an advisory board member and past president for Prevention Point Pittsburgh, a nonprofit that aims to promote and advocate for the reduction of harm associated with injection drug use, including overdose, and to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other blood-borne infections.

Hulsey earned his DrPH in behavioral and community health sciences from Pitt Public Health in 2008.

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