Kelsey Hamilton is thrilled to be working with the SMART Center at UW. Kelsey has a BS in Public Health from Kent State University, a MPA from Ohio State University, and a MS in Public Health from the University of Washington. She has professional experience rooted in public health research and project management. Previous experiences have focused on mental health disorders, substance use disorders, health equity, and kindergarten readiness program evaluation. Outside of work, Kelsey enjoys hiking, exploring local parks with her dog, Wilson, and baking.
(Training & Technical Assistance) As a key component of this mission, UW SMART has developed strategies and related infrastructure for providing training and technical assistance to state and local education agencies as well as individual school districts. The SMART Center’s “TACore” provides: 1) Training and consultation/coaching focused on developing workforce capacity (among school staff and community partners) to deliver research-based strategies, policies, and practice models relevant to the education context, 2) Technical assistance focused on building evidence-based, multi-tiered systems of school-based behavioral health, using collaborative decision-making processes guided by local data as well as research evidence, and 3) Program evaluation focused on collecting and analyzing existing (e.g., administrative datasets) and novel (e.g., surveys, focus groups) quantitative and qualitative data to determine the impact of new or existing programs, practices, and policies.