Ms. Mullican is Senior Advisor for Mental Health Research with the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) where her areas of interest focus on mental health and substance abuse. Her programmatic responsibilities include a broad portfolio on mental health research to include areas such as the integration of mental health and primary care, health information technology, children’s mental health, and response to domestic violence in the health care setting. Currently, she serves on a variety of multi-Agency committees and working groups to include the HHS Behavioral Health Coordinating Council subcommittee on the Integration of Mental Health and Primary Care. She provides staff support to AHRQ Director, Dr. Rick Kronick, who co-Chairs the subcommittee with Dr. Mary Wakefield, HRSA Administrator. In addition, she serves on other inter-Agency workgroups related to Suicide Prevention, the Patient-Centered Medical Home, and Mental Health and Health IT.
In the recent past, Ms. Mullican has served as Medical Officer on a number of mental health related topics under review by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The topics include screening for all forms of domestic violence as well as screening for risk of suicide.
In CEPI, she provides senior leadership over all research grant administrative functions to include peer reviews, funding processes, and other related aspects.
Ms. Mullican completed her MPH at Johns Hopkins University and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Kansas State University.