Julie Hanna

Julie Hanna

Associate Director, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice



Julie Hanna


Hanna has been working in the social work field for 15+ years with a focus on mental health, trauma, and substance use evaluation. Hanna has a passion for turning research findings into actionable items. One of Hanna’s areas of focus is applying data visualization principles to present data in a user-friendly way. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Social Work with a minor in Advanced Statistics.


Hanna serves as Project Director for the Michigan Re-entry Project (MI-REP). Her responsibilities include facilitating relationship-building and problem-solving among project stakeholders. She takes the lead in creating and presenting reports to inform process improvements on an ongoing basis. She oversees various methods of data collection including surveys, assessments, interviews and focus groups as the basis for formative and outcome evaluation.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Post-Masters Certificate in Research and Evaluation, Wayne State University
  • MSW, Wayne State University
  • BA, Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan


Office Location

Office #226, Prentis - 5201 Cass Avenue