Don Cox

  • One agency’s search for data, ‘the new gold’

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration collects data using various methods and sources to identify trends and patterns in the well-being of the American public.

  • Don Cox: SAMHSA poised to tackle opioid addiction epidemic

    The nation’s opioid addiction epidemic is just the sort of phenomenon the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration was designed to take on. SAMHSA, part of the Health and Human Services Department, is making a major push to improve its data analytics capabilities. Don Cox, SAMHSA’s chief information officer, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the scope of this data-related activity.