by Jasmine Batchelor
October 2, 2018
Director, Division of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Policy, Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Erin Bagalman recently joined the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as the Director of the Division of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Policy. Prior to joining ASPE, Erin was a Congressional Relations Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where she served our nation’s Veterans by working with VA executives and Congressional committees on hearings, briefings, and other oversight activities. Previously, Erin spent nearly eight years at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), where she served as the lead analyst for behavioral health policy, providing non-partisan analysis of behavioral health services, financing, and research. Before CRS, Erin worked in the private sector conducting health outcomes research, primarily focused on serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder and treatment-resistant depression. She began her career as a psychiatric social worker at the VA. Erin holds an MSW from Tulane University and a BA cum laude in political science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.