Alison is a Research Assistant with the Center for Innovation in Mental Health and a graduate student in Health Policy and Management at the CUNY School of Public Health. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Studies in May 2015 through SUNY Oneonta. Her current interests revolve around increasing access to mental and maternal health services. Under the Center's Director Jennifer Wisdom, PhD, MPH, Alison is working alongside the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and CUNY faculty on a variety of policy implementation and evaluation projects to support mental health in NYC. Prior to the Center, Alison worked in healthcare administration in psychiatry and workers’ compensation case management.