The Behavioral Health Data Analytics Collaborative is a partnership between Integrity Partners for Behavioral Health and researchers in the University at Buffalo from the School of Social Work's Buffalo Center for Social Research, as well as the School of Public Health and Health Professions' Department of Biostatistics.
The collaborative is a data warehouse based on data obtained from individual Integrity Partners for Behavioral Health 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.
Catherine Dulmus is professor and associate dean for research in the UB School of Social Work and director of the school's Buffalo Center for Social Research. Her research focuses on data-driven practice to improve client outcomes, as well as mental health, evidence-based practice and community-university research partnerships. She serves on the editorial boards of several journals.
Dulmus received her bachelor's degree in social work from Buffalo State and her Master of Social Work and PhD in social welfare from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. 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 Wilding is professor and chair in the Department of Biostatistics at the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions. He earned his PhD and MA in statistics from the University of Rochester. He also holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics, business administration and computer science from the State University of New York at Brockport.
Wilding joined the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as an associate biostatistics consultant in 2004. By 2007, he was named assistant professor of biostatistics and oncology and was later promoted to associate professor. Wilding became a full professor in 2015.
As CEO, Steven J. Harvey brings 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience to Integrity Partners, having previously managed one of the largest higher education consortia in the nation. He has raised more than $25 million in grant funding and presented and keynoted for national conferences. Harvey believes the success of any collaboration rests on trust, a focus on results, a commitment to service and an unrelenting determination to serve society.
Nicole Rodriguez, director of continuous quality improvement, comes to Integrity Partners with 20 years of experience in the fields 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 that data-informed decision-making plays in strong primary and behavioral health outcomes for clients.