Sean J. Haley

Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
(646) 364-9544
Dr. Haley explores implementation and policy factors associated with substance use disorder prevention and treatment access.
Dr. Haley has held leadership and management positions in county and state government systems, foundations, and other not for profit organizations. Dr. Haley completed his post doctorate training as a Policy Research Scientist at the Treatment Research Institute in Philadelphia and served as the Senior Research Analyst for the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors in Washington, D.C. before joining the faculty of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy in 2010. Dr. Haley spent the 2018-2019 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar leading an implementation study on alcohol screening and brief intervention in primary care within Rio de Janeiro’s public health care system. He has served as the Chair for the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Section of the American Public Health Association, and in June of 2020 he co-founded the national Alcohol Action Network to address the rapid expansion of alcohol availability initiated during the pandemic. Dr. Haley is Co-PI of two federal alcohol grants: a CDC grant exploring alcohol marketing on social media (Y-DAMS) and a NIAAA funded R-21 looking at alcohol home delivery practices in 6 states. Dr. Haley serves on the core advisory team for CDC’s Center for Advancing Alcohol Science to Practice.
PhD in Social Policy from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
MPH in Health Policy and Administration from University of Michigan, Ann Harbor, MI
BA in Psychology from University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Research Interests
Health systems, vulnerable populations, performance contracting, performance measures in health care with a specific emphasis on public sector substance abuse treatment services
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