Amy Mack is a behavioral health and public health professional who has managed qualitative and quantitative data analysis teams; created survey instruments, and conducted focus groups and interviews with a variety of populations; and provided technical assistance to teams in the field. She is a clinician turned researcher whose strong foundation in the areas of family, youth, and community violence; trauma; and disaster behavioral health have guided her to develop, evaluate, and manage the programs that serve these populations. Dr. Mack has served as a director of research and evaluation, a director of a national training and technical assistance center, and has worked extensively in community-based mental health programs. Her work has spanned disaster behavioral health, school-based mental health, trauma, tribes, youth violence, juvenile justice, training and technical assistance, program evaluation (survey development, focus groups, semi-structured interviews), and capacity building, working across disciplines to foster communication and increase collaboration. She has experience conducting program evaluations in the areas of school-based mental health, police-mental health partnerships, violence/harassment prevention curricula, and creating and evaluating mentoring programs for at-risk youth on the state and local level.
Serves as the deputy project director for a U.S. Department of Education (ED) national evaluation of coordination that occurs when states and/or local education agencies are awarded multiple federal grants to address improving school climate, promoting mental health, and reducing violence. In addition, she is the data management task lead providing leadership on the development of continuous quality improvement assessment tools and survey instruments for the SAMHSA-funded National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention. Dr. Mack also provides subject matter expertise and content review of strategic communications materials, social media strategies, and ensures materials are representative of cultures and accessible to multiple audiences. Lastly, she provides oversight of work developed for the higher education field on the ED-funded National Center for Safe Supportive Learning Environments.