Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Collaborator Bios

Frank Gould

Manager, Grants and Procurements
Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services

Frank Gould has worked with the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health & Mental Retardation Services (DBH/MRS), the Office of Addiction Services and its predecessor organization, CODAAP, for the past 20 years. He currently manages grants and procurements for DBH/MRS, after having spent more than 15 years as Special Assistant to the Executive Director of CODAAP. In that role, he did policy development, program planning and authored several successful federal grant applications, including Philadelphia's Target Cities Treatment Improvement Project. He also co-authored Philadelphia's application to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare for the HealthChoices program that created Community Behavioral Health, Philadelphia's behavioral health managed care organization. He has MBA and MA degrees from Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Eric G. Hulsey, Dr. PH, MA

Liaison to CTN
Northeast ATTC

Eric G. Hulsey, Dr. PH, MA currently serves as Director of Performance, Evaluation and Program Development for the Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA) and Evaluator for the Northeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Northeast ATTC). He received his doctorate in public health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and focused his training on program evaluation. Following his master's degree in psychology from Duquesne University he worked as a family therapist for several local Pittsburgh non-profit organizations. Dr. Hulsey cultivated an interest in substance use disorder care while in graduate school when he began working as a volunteer trainer in opiate overdose prevention. He subsequently designed and conducted a pilot evaluation of the prescription for and use of naloxone among individuals who inject opiates. As a former direct service professional, his choice of research and evaluation methods has been particularly sensitive to the concerns of direct-service professionals and what is both practical and useful for them. His current interests lie in early screening for substance use, the technology transfer process, and overdose prevention.

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Aaron M. Williams, MA

Liaison to CTN
Central ATTC

Aaron M. Williams, MA currently serves as the Associate Director of Research and Information for the Danya Institute, Inc., and the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Central East) where he is responsible for the management, and dissemination of all research related to Institute endeavors. Mr. Williams has more than 10 years of research experience in the field of behavioral health science, with an emphasis on substance abuse treatment and prevention, workforce development, and the use of evidence-based-practices in clinical settings. Over this time, Mr. Williams has demonstrated abilities in developing research plans and assessment methodologies, as well as evaluating program effectiveness. In previous employment, Mr. Williams had the opportunity to work on several substance abuse treatment and prevention related grants and contracts including work as a research associate on a U.S State Department funded grant to evaluate substance abuse treatment programs in foreign countries. Mr. Williams also has significant experience developing and evaluating training strategies through his previous work as a Research Fellow at the Army's Behavioral Science Research Institute (ARI). He has been with the Danya Institute since 2001 and in that time he has written and contributed to numerous articles and reports on: drugs of abuse, workforce development of substance abuse professionals, and implementation of evidence-based practices. Mr. Williams holds a bachelors degree in psychology from Morehouse College and a master degree in psychology from The Catholic University of America.

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