Alyssa Hiarker – MMHPI – Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Alyssa Hiarker

Data Analyst, The Hackett Center for Mental Health

Alyssa Hiarker, MPH, has four years of experience in data management and analysis. She is extremely passionate about identifying the most effective ways to utilize data to promote policy and program development.

For the past two years, Alyssa has worked to manage data for Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine’s Career Services office. In this role, she spearheaded an equity project that utilized graduate outcome data to identify disparities and she subsequently developed and evaluated the organization’s programming to best support student needs. She has worked in data-centric roles for a variety of other organizations, including the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Center for Health Statistics, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Tulane Allergen Reduction and Child Health Study.

In her role at The Hackett Center for Mental Health, Alyssa works with the research team in collecting, managing, and analyzing data that support program monitoring, evaluation, and research efforts, including coordinating and preparing data-related deliverables such as presentations, grant proposals, reports, and research requests. Additionally, to best support the needs of community assessment and evaluation projects conducted by The Center, she works closely with the Senior Director for Research, Evaluation and Performance to help manage qualitative and quantitative data and create data dashboards to monitor programs.

Alyssa received her Masters of Public Health from Tulane University. Prior to that, she attended The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies, a Bachelor of Journalism in Journalism and graduated as a Dean’s Distinguished Graduate. Alyssa was born and raised in Houston and is excited to have an opportunity to help serve her community.


Alyssa Hiarker