Maria Jose Horen
Ms. Horen is a Research Supervisor overseeing the evaluation of two System of Care grants in Maryland. In her role, Ms. Horen leads national and local evaluation efforts of the RESPOND grant in Anne Arundel County and PG CONNECT in Prince Georges County. These evaluations provide information about SOC achievements, child and family outcomes, and mental health service use and needs. She is also involved in the evaluation of the U-TURNS grant in Baltimore and the IV- E Waiver evaluation in Baltimore County. Ms. Horen has over 10 years of experience in research planning and implementation, as well as evaluation of systems of care, collaborating with social service agencies and working with diverse and at-risk populations. Her research focuses on children with or at imminent risk for behavioral and mental health challenges. Previously, Ms. Horen was the Evaluation Director for the Sarasota Partnership for Children’s Mental Health, where she led the development of the service delivery model for Sarasota’s Early Childhood System of Care. Ms. Horen holds a master’s degree in Economics and a master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.