Behavioral Health

How do we stem the rise of chronic depression, substance use disorder, and other behavioral health conditions? Altarum is helping institutions and communities counter this trend by implementing behavioral health care delivery solutions informed by evidence, powered by technology, and strengthened by coordination.

Behavioral Health Solutions


Altarum is working to improve the lives of people with mental health and substance use disorders through prevention, access to appropriate care, and integration of other health care services. See examples of our work below, from opioid crisis solutions to learning health systems to improve treatment of mood disorders.

Behavioral Health Contact

Contact Us

Jessica McDuff

Jessica McDuff  - MA

Program Director, Behavioral Health

Areas of Expertise
  • Behavioral Health
  • Evaluation Methods and Design
  • Technical Assistance and Program Improvement 

Jessica McDuff has 22 years of experience working with federal, state, and local agencies to evaluate and improve behavioral health programs and systems of care. She specializes in evaluation design and implementation with emphasis on use of equitable evaluation principles and cross sector linkages between behavioral health and primary care, maternal and child health, and family planning. Jessica holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Michigan.

Diana Williams

Diana Williams  - MSW, LCSW

Senior Subject Matter Expert, Behavioral Health

Areas of Expertise
  • Behavioral Health
  • Training and Technical Assistance and Program Development
  • Navigating State Systems and Collaborative Partnerships

With over 35 years of experience working in the behavioral health field, Diana is a senior subject matter expert in behavioral health at Altarum, where she has led large national scale projects for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Bureau of Justice Administration (BJA).