Hialy Gutierrez

Director of Research and Evaluation | Email: hialy@uic.edu

Hialy Gutierrez joined Cure Violence in November of 2016, and serves as the Director of Research and Evaluation. She brings over a decade of experience conducting scientific research across nonprofit and for-profit settings. Prior to Cure Violence, Hialy was a research consultant and project manager for Ibis Reproductive Health, conducting and managing clinical and social science research aimed at improving women’s health. She also served as a consultant for the World Health Organization’s Global Burden of Disease project, Global Influenza Programme, and the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development. During her graduate training, Hialy served as a researcher for Columbia University’s Department of Population and Family Health, analyzing health systems and health behavior in Tanzania. Under Columbia University’s ICAP Next Generation Program, Hialy provided research support for the LINK4HEALTH randomized controlled trial evaluating an innovative intervention strategy on the linkage and retention of HIV-positive persons to care in Swaziland. Prior to her public health career, Hialy served as a health economics outcomes research and market analyst for pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

As Director of Research and Evaluation, Hialy oversees Cure Violence’s program monitoring and evaluation activities and is responsible for advancing Cure Violence’s implementation science research agenda to build out the evidence base for health-centered violence prevention and intervention praxis. Hialy holds a BS in Engineering from Stanford University and an MPH with a focus on population health in crisis/complex settings from Columbia University.