Jamie Taylor has been conducting program evaluations and providing technical assistance on evaluation design and data utilization to improve policy and program planning for over 25 years. Working for federal, state and local agencies, she is a subject matter expert on the structural determinants of homelessness, and its intersection with health and criminal justice systems. Jamie is currently leading a multi-site data integration project, combining data analytics, rapid-cycle evaluation, and a sustainable integrated data infrastructure to connect health, and housing data, supporting cross-sector goals for health and housing stability.
As a leading expert on applied analytics, Jamie is also the site coordinator for a national evaluation to assess the impacts of housing and shared medical appointment treatment for people who experience long term homelessness, and substance use disorders. She also led a Shared Housing White Paper project for SAMHSA, and currently leads the development of a Data to Action Training curriculum and a national Community of Practice to build capacities for data-driven decision making among state and local data leaders. Previously, Jamie was the project lead providing evaluation training and technical assistance to 20 states funded under SAMHSA’s Now Is the Time Project AWARE, and lead developer of an 8-module online Data Essentials Training Curriculum to advance data literacy and data-driven planning capacities.