Jane Hamilton, PhD, MPH, LCSW, associate professor in the Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is a health services researcher where she co-directs the Center for Behavioral Health Equity and Outcomes Research. She has presented and published research in the areas of mental health quality, utilization, and outcomes, program evaluation methods, early intervention in mental illness, patient engagement in mental health services and behavioral health equity.

Over the last twelve years, Hamilton has conducted federally funded research on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of evidence-based mental health and substance use interventions aimed at achieving health equity among vulnerable populations. Her current research projects include the development of integrated behavioral health treatment for persons experiencing homelessness, design and implementation of a nutrition-focused community health worker intervention in permanent supportive housing, feasibility and effectiveness of a behavioral health workforce expansion training grant, and examining process, outcomes and cost-effectiveness of community-based mental health programs.

Hamilton has a PhD in health services research and completed  a postdoctoral research fellowship in mental health outcomes research both at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Additional training includes participating as an American Medical Association Health Systems Science Scholar, a HRSA Maternal Child Health Training Fellow and a NCI Training Fellow. She was also honored with a Doctoral Dissertation Award in Children’s Mental Health. She is a licensed clinical social worker, Texas State board approved supervisor and oversees clinical training and education outcomes of providers on her behavioral health training and service delivery grants.


Doctoral Degree
Health Services Research, Health Policy & Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center
Master's Degree
Social Work, University of Houston
Master's Degree
Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Mental Health Outcomes Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Adult General Psychiatry
  • Adolescent General Psychiatry
  • Child General Psychiatry
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia

Research Interests

  • Community Mental Health
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • Cross-cultural Psychiatry
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Research
  • Program Evaluation
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance Abuse