Kevin P. Mulvey, PhD, Executive Director
Dr. Kevin Mulvey is an Applied Sociologist with over 30 years of experience in the prevention and treatment of Substance Use Disorder. He had been with SAMHSA for 22 years. He has experience working as a Senior Technical Advisor for HIV and Drug Use Prevention and Treatment Interventions. Since 2020, he has been a Senior Public Health Advisor within SAMHSA. His last position was as the Program Development Lead in the Office of Prevention Innovation within the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. His focus was on policy, data strategies, performance monitoring and evaluation for the office and CSAP leadership. He has held positions with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), Division of Systems Development as the Acting Division Director, and the Chief of the Performance and Technical Assistance Branch. His previous projects at CSAP involve the development and implementation of sound prevention programming through training and technical assistance, materials development and dissemination, and program monitoring and evaluation. From 2007 to 2020, he worked in the SAMHSA PEPFAR Program. His last assignment was to Hanoi where he was the Regional Substance Abuse Treatment Advisor. He also had assignments in the Ukraine and Central Asia Republic Region (August 2016-August 2018). He has done prevention, treatment and recovery work in Viet Nam, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar/Burma, and Ukraine.
As an Applied Sociologist, he has held positions with the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Division of Services Improvement and the Division of Pharmacological Treatments as Sr. Public Health Advisor. His previous projects at CSAT involved the development and implementation of sound treatment programming through training and technical assistance, materials development and dissemination, and program monitoring and evaluation.
He is a program evaluator, having directed several research programs in the field of Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention. He has worked in clinical programs as a counselor and intake staff particularly in Boston. Prior to Federal Service, Dr. Mulvey worked in the Massachusetts Department of Health within the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and the Boston Public Health Commission within the Office of Health, Research and Data Systems. He has a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, a PhD from Northeastern University in Sociology, a MA in Applied Sociology and a BA in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
He is a Senior Lecturer in Liberal Arts at Northeastern University where he received the 1998 Garth Pittman Award for Teaching Excellence and currently teaches distance learning hybrid courses in the Opioid Crisis, Alcoholism: Etiology and Epidemiology, Alcoholism: Treatment and Prevention, Sociology of AIDS, Drugs and Society, Research Methods, Techniques of Data Analysis and Statistics.