Nick Huntington


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Office: Heller-Brown Building 253
Phone: 781-736-3797
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Social science methodology; Research design; Data science; Statistics; Program evaluation; Data visualization; Machine learning; Context in development; Homelessness and behavioral health


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Nick Huntington



Nick Huntington is a Research Scientist at the Institute for Behavioral Health (IBH) and the Institute for Child Youth and Family Policy (ICYFP) at the Heller School. Nick has a range of methodological skills in research design, statistics, databases and data management, data programming, and visualization. He has long been passionate about applying these skills around issues of mental health, substance abuse, poverty, homelessness, and inequality in the U.S. At IBH Nick is primarily working on analytics and data management for the SUPIC project, and at ICYFP Nick has been working on data visualization for the project. Before coming to Heller, Nick worked primarily in program evaluation, evaluating programs serving people dealing with homelessness, mental illness, trauma, and substance abuse. Nick’s Ph.D. is in Human Development from Cornell University, where his dissertation work focused on applying data mining techniques to the analysis of human services program evaluation data. Nick is particularly interested in multivariate statistics, examining differential program processes and impacts, the measurement of environmental contexts for development, and data visualization, especially in developing visualizations for communicating quantitative findings to broad audiences of policymakers and other applied stakeholders.


  • Noelke, C., Huntington, N., Acevedo-Garcia, D.. "The Boston Equity Research Indicator Database." Boston Area Research Initiative Spring Conference. Boston, MA. April 27, 2018.
  • Paskowsky, M., Huntington, N., Trieu, H., Boutwell, A, Zhang, Z.. "Emergency department visits after inpatient discharge: A statewide analysis of the all-payer adult population in Massachusetts." Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Seattle, WA. June 24, 2018.