Veronica Helms Garrison

Headshot of Fellow Veronica Helmes GarrisonSocial Scientist Analyst
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Policy Development and Research
Office of Research Evaluation and Monitoring
Program Monitoring and Research Division
Washington, DC

Veronica Eva Garrison is a government researcher (Analyst and Team Lead; Data and Research) with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development & Research, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Monitoring. Veronica joined the Federal government in 2014 as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Presidential Management Fellow under the Obama administration.

At HUD, Veronica leads in-house research initiatives focused on substandard housing and housing as a social determinant of health using data linkage approaches. Her research focuses on quantifying the unique health characteristics and social needs of HUD-assisted children, youth, and families. Prior to joining HUD, Veronica was a Child Health Program Manager at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP).

In addition to her role at HUD, Veronica is also a part-time Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) candidate in the health equity and social justice (HESJ) concentration at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Veronica is also a Bloomberg Fellow via the Bloomberg American Health Initiative (BAHI), a training initiative that seeks to provide world-class public health training to individuals in organizations tackling critical challenges facing the United States.

Veronica received a Master of Public Health in maternal and child health from the George Washington University in 2013 and holds a B.S. in Public Health from the University of Georgia.