As Director of Population Health at TriWest, Jesse juggles many interests and activities within his role. These include qualitative and quantitative evaluation of behavioral health provider programs, application of psychiatric epidemiology for systemwide assessments, and preparing briefings on the intersection between behavioral health and special topics such as violence, technology use, and natural disasters.
His time is devoted to evaluating federally funded projects implementing team-based integrated care for people with behavioral health conditions and supporting research and analysis for special mental health policy-related reports. Jesse enjoys working on projects that require complex multi-level thinking to address project goals and objectives and anything that allows him to contribute to a project creatively.
Before joining TriWest, Jesse co-developed a pilot program for improving outcomes among children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and coordinated a regional training center focused on FASD for allied health professionals at Saint Louis University. He also completed his clinical social work training hours providing crisis and outpatient counseling to rural residents living with serious mental health conditions.
When he is not working, you might find Jesse onstage at a local improv theater, leading community activities at his neighborhood association, or teaching his dog new tricks.
Jesse earned a doctoral degree in public health, a master’s in social work, and maintains licensure as a licensed clinical social worker.