Jonathan Putrle, DrPH, MSc is Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management & Policy at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and a mental health policy and services researcher with a focus on understanding how research evidence can be most effectively disseminated to public policymakers, particularly legislators. He is also interested in how public policy is implemented, and affects organizational behavior, after it becomes law. Jonathan is cross-trained in health policy research and political sociology and uses mixed method approaches. Much of Jonathan’s work has focused on traumatic stress of exposure to violence in urban areas. He is the proud new dad of nine month old boy, lives in Philadelphia (where he grew up), and enjoys building bicycles (with the aid of You Tube) and any outdoor activity.