Natalie Helbig

Focuses on information management in public organizations, mobile technology and social media

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Natalie Helbig

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Department: Public Administration and Policy

Understanding information use and management in public organizations; mobile technologies; social media; the digital divide; open government and transparency; fostering research-practice partnerships

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Natalie Helbig is Director of Health Data NY for the New York State Department of Health in the Office of Quality and Patient Safety. As Director, she oversees the Health Data NY open data platform, Health Profiles, and other initiatives focused on the use of data by a range of stakeholders. Prior to working at the New York State Department of Health, Dr. Helbig was Assistant Research Director at the Center for Technology in Government, an affiliate faculty member in the College of Computing and Information’s Department of Informatics, and taught courses at the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy’s Department of Public Administration.

Her research interests focus on how public agencies design, manage, and use their data and information resources. She draws on an interdisciplinary background in public administration and management, informatics, and organizational studies. She has expertise in cross-disciplinary collaboration, evaluation, action research, and research-practice partnerships. She continues to be involved in an emerging community of practice in the US and in the EU focused on policy informatics, an area of study examining how policy making, analysis, and management are changing as a result of technologies and advanced computational tools for policy modeling.

Helbig earned her doctorate in public administration and policy at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.