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 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, and data programming. He has long been passionate about applying these skills around issues of poverty, homelessness, and inequality in the U.S. At ICYFP Nick has worked on data infrastructure for the project, enhancing the Institute’s capabilities around data visualization, and providing support to outside groups using project data. Before coming to ICYFP, 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, 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.