Behavioral Health Data Analytics Collaborative

The Behavioral Health Data Analytics Collaborative (B-DAC) is a partnership between Integrity Partners for Behavioral Health and researchers from the University at Buffalo from the Buffalo Center for Social Research in the School of Social Work, as well as the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior and the Department of Biostatistics from the School of Public Health and Health Professions. 

The collaborative is a data warehouse based on data obtained from the individual Integrity Partners for Behavioral Health (IPBH) partner sites across New York State and other related available data sources. The warehouse is comprised of open and closed cases for all mental health and substance abuse diagnoses by county collected by providers across the partnership. The data collected will develop profiles and predictors of success by diagnosis and services to inform services development and delivery within a value-based payment environment. 

Get to know our partners

University at Buffalo

Catherine N. Dulmus, PhD, LCSW-R

Catherine is a professor, associate dean for research and director of the Buffalo Center for Social Research at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Her research focuses on mental health, evidence-based practice and community-university research partnerships. Her research focuses on data-driven practice to improve client outcomes. She sits on the editorial boards of several journals.

Dulmus received her baccalaureate degree in social work from Buffalo State College in 1989, a master's degree in social work from the University at Buffalo in 1991 and a PhD degree in social welfare from the University at Buffalo in 1999. In 2014 she was elected to the National Academies of Practice and the Social Work Academy as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow. Prior to obtaining her PhD, Dulmus' social work practice background encompassed almost a decade of experience in the fields of mental health and school social work.

Gregory G. Homish, PhD

Gregory is a psychiatric epidemiologist trained in substance use, mental health and advanced statistical and research methodology. He also holds appointments at UB's Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions as well as the Department of Family Medicine. He is a consulting editor for "Psychology of Addictive Behaviors" and serves as a reviewer for NIH and numerous journals and textbooks. He is also the co-training director of an NIH/NIAAA-funded pre and postdoctoral training program.   

Homish teaches the department's Research Methods Class (CHB 605: Research Methods for Community Health and Health Behavior) and he teaches a course in Applied Statistics for Public Health (CHB 505). He also serves as the sector leader for the Emergency Mental Health component of Erie County's Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team.

Gregory Wilding, PhD

Gregory earned his PhD and MA in Statistics from University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. He also earned a BS degree in Mathematics, Business Administration and Computer Science from The State University of New York at Brockport, Brockport NY. 

Wilding joined the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as an Associate Biostatistics Consultant in 2004. He was later presented with an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Oncology in 2007 at Roswell Park. Then in 2009 he became an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Oncology at Roswell Park and Professor in 2015.

Wilding is also a Professor and Chair in the Department of Biostatistics at the University at Buffalo.

Integrity Partners for Behavior Health

Steven J. Harvey, PhD

Steven is the chief executive officer and comes to Integrity Partners with 25 years of non-profit leadership and having managed one of the largest higher education consortia in the nation. He has raised over $25,000,000 in grant funding, presented and keynoted national conferences, and believes the success of any collaboration rests on trust, a focus on results, commitment to service, and an unrelenting determination to serve society.

Nicole Rodriguez, PhD

Nicole is the director of continuous quality improvement comes to Integrity Partners with 20 years of experience in the field of social work, data analytics, institutional advancement, and clinical practice. She has published several peer-reviewed research articles on human service programs and social work and understands the role data-informed decision-making plays in strong primary and behavioral health outcomes for clients.