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  • Heather C. Alberda

    Heather C. Alberda

    BA, CSE
    Reproductive Health Educator, Ottawa County Department of Public Health
  • Stanley E. Althof

    Stanley E. Althof

    Emeritus Member, Advisory Board of the Sexual Health Certificate Program
  • M. Antonio G. Alvarez

    M. Antonio G. Alvarez

    LEO Lecturer II
    School social work, adventure based practice, child welfare, community-based interventions, bullying and suicide prevention and intervention, international social work, and practice with indigenous/immigrant populations.
  • Elliott Attisha

    Elliott Attisha

    Medical Director of Children’s Health Project of Detroit; Pediatric Mobile Clinic Program
    Associate Medical Director, School-Based & Community Health Program
    Henry Ford Health System
  • Angela M. Ayoub

    Angela M. Ayoub

    LEO Intermittent Lecturer
  • Nancy R. Barbas

    Nancy R. Barbas

    MD, MSW
    Associate Professor and Director of the Cognitive Disorders Clinic
    Department of Neurology, University of Michigan Health System
    Cognitive disorders in adults including Alzheimer' disease and other dementias, geriatric neurology and general neurology.
  • Michelle Barclay

    Michelle Barclay

    President and Co-Founder
    The Barclay Group, LLC,
  • Cristina B. Bares

    Cristina B. Bares

    PhD, MSW, MBA
    Associate Professor of Social Work
    University of Michigan School of Social Work
    Examines biological, psychological and social determinants of child and adolescent health and the interactions that give rise to adaptive and maladaptive behavior
  • Richard Barinbaum

    Richard Barinbaum

    LEO Intermittent Lecturer
  • Alethia J. Battles

    Alethia J. Battles

    LEO Adjunct Lecturer & UMH Probate and Judicial Liaison
  • Lindsey R Biggs

    Lindsey R Biggs

    Infant Mental Health Supervisor
    Starfish Family Services
  • Mary C. Blazek

    Mary C. Blazek

    MD, MEHP
    Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
    Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Michigan
  • Lindsay Bornheimer

    Lindsay Bornheimer

    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    Risk factors for suicidal ideation and attempt among adults diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders; serious mental illness; depression; suicide prevention; intervention development, implementation, and evaluation; cognitive-behavioral therapy; evidence-based practice; structural equation modeling and longitudinal data analysis
  • Douglas Braun-Harvey

    Douglas Braun-Harvey

    Co-Founder, The Harvey Institute
  • Daphne M. Brydon

    Daphne M. Brydon

    Research Associate & LEO Adjunct Lecturer
    University of Michigan School of Social Work
    In addition to her clinical interests, she is involved in research projects at UM School of Social Work, including the evaluation of the implementation and sustainability of evidence based practices within community mental health agencies in Michigan.
  • Neil P. Cannon

    Neil P. Cannon

    LMFT, Ph.D., AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor of Sex Therapy
    Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
    Denver Family Institute
  • Jeff  Capobianco

    Jeff Capobianco

    PhD, MA
    Senior Consultant
    National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
  • Adisa N. Chaney

    Adisa N. Chaney

    LEO Lecturer II
  • Edward C. Chang

    Edward C. Chang

    Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work
  • Roxanne J. Chang

    Roxanne J. Chang

    LEO Intermittent Lecturer
  • Linda M. Chatters

    Linda M. Chatters

    Paula Allen-Meares Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, and Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR
    Religious involvement and well-being, social support networks of adult/elderly African Americans, intergenerational family relations, families and health.
  • Barry N. Checkoway

    Barry N. Checkoway

    Arthur Dunham Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Professor of Urban Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
    Community organization, community development, neighborhood development, community-based policy advocacy, participatory research, youth empowerment, evaluation
  • Zibei Chen

    Zibei Chen

    Postdoctoral Fellow and LEO Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Financial decision making, financial literacy and behavior, access to financial services, financial engagement and inclusion, international research, economic justice.
  • Lisa A. Chism

    Lisa A. Chism

    Nurse Practitioner, Karmanos Cancer Institute
  • Ellen R. Yashinsky Chute

    Ellen Y. Chute

    LEO Lecturer II
  • Rebecca Cienki

    Rebecca Cienki

    Senior Program Officer
    Michigan Health Endowment Fund
  • G. Warren Clark

    G. Warren Clark

    LEO Lecturer I
    Health, aging, disability services and community and social systems
  • Edmond J. Coleman

    Edmond J. Coleman

    PhD, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
    Chair in Sexual Health
    University of Minnesota

    Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota
  • David Córdova

    David Córdova

    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    University of Michigan School of Social Work
    Drug abuse, HIV/STI, prevention, community-based participatory research, adolescents, health disparities
  • Priscilla C. Cortez

    Priscilla C. Cortez

    LEO Intermittent Lecturer
  • Susan K. Crabb

    Susan K. Crabb

    Field Educator and LEO Lec IV
    Children and youth, mental health and community organization
  • Colleen E. Crane

    Colleen E. Crane

    LEO Lecturer II
  • M. Elizabeth Crane

    M. Elizabeth (Betsy) Crane

    Center for Human Sexuality Studies, Widener University

    Former Director
    Graduate Programs in Human Sexuality, Widener University
  • Chin Hwa Dahlem

    Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem

    RN, NP-C, PhD
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    University of Michigan School of Nursing
  • Lauren M. Davis

    Lauren M. Davis

    Assistant Director of SSW DEI Program
  • Sean J. de Four

    Sean J. de Four

    LEO Lecturer I
  • Bonnie C. Dockham

    Bonnie C. Dockham

    LEO Lecturer I
  • Katie Doyle

    Kathleen G Doyle

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Leadership and strategy in social impact organizations, equity and inclusion, positive organizational culture, practice with youth who have experienced trauma and homelessness, LGBTQ+ youth
  • Leslie J. Dubin

    Leslie J. Dubin

    LEO Adjunct Lecturer, University of Michigan School of Social Work

    Social Worker, University of Michigan Health System
  • Ruth E. Dunkle

    Ruth E. Dunkle

    MSW, PhD
    Wilbur J. Cohen Collegiate Professor of Social Work
    Clinical gerontology, service delivery to the elderly, the oldest old, coping and service deliver strategies for the elderly, racial and ethnic variations in caregiving to the elderly.
  • Michelle L. Duprey

    Michelle L. Duprey

    Program Director, Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care

    Integrated Health Care Director, Starfish Family Services
  • Mary A. Eldredge

    Mary A. Eldredge

    Field Educator and LEO Lec III
    Integrated Health, Maternal/Obstetric Care, Mental Health, Combined Micro/Macro Practice,  Juvenile Justice, Self-Care, Ethics and Supervision
  • William Elliott III

    William Elliott III

    Professor of Social Work, Director, Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science
    Economic, educational, and racial disparities; social policy; mental health; child development
  • James M. Ellis

    James M. Ellis

    Assistant Research Scientist
    K-20 education and career pathways of low income and racial minority students, education pipeline intervensions, racism and discrimination in secondary and postsecondary settings, program evaluation, and underrepresented students’ college preparation, access, and success
  • Katrina R. Ellis

    Katrina R. Ellis

    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    African American family health interventions; cancer prevention and survivorship; self and family management of multiple chronic conditions; racial and ethnic disparities in health; digital health; community-based participatory research
  • Lisa Fedina

    Lisa Fedina

    Research Fellow
    Sexual violence, intimate partner violence, human trafficking, and women’s health; multidisciplinary and culturally responsive interventions to address gender-based violence; improving healthcare and criminal justice responses to victims; policy research and analysis
  • Janice I. Firn

    Janice I. Firn

    PhD, LMSW
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Learning Health Sciences, Michigan Medicine
    Bioethics; Clinician Self-Care, Burnout, and Resilience; Palliative and End of Life Care; Interprofessional Education, Training, and Collaboration; Methods of Qualitative Research.
  • Daniel J. Fischer

    Daniel J. Fischer

    Assistant Dean of Field Education and Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work
  • Emily K. Fitzgerald

    Emily K. Fitzgerald

    LEO Intermittent Lecturer
  • Kate D. Fitzgerald

    Kate D. Fitzgerald

    MD, MS
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    University of Michigan Medical School
  • Terri L. Friedline

    Terri L. Friedline

    Associate Professor of Social Work
    Improving lower-income households' well-being through saving, asset-building, educational attainment, theories on saving, public policy, advanced quantitative analysis
  • Yvonne Kristin Fulbright

    Yvonne Kristin Fulbright

    PhD, MSEd, AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator
    Sexologist, Sex Educator, Author, and Relationship Educator
  • Danielle Furgeson

    Danielle Furgeson

    RDH, DHSc, MS
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry, Periodontics and Oral Medicine-Dental Hygiene
    University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Joseph A. Galura

    Joseph A. Galura

    CASC Advisor and LEO Adjunct Lecturer
    Community service learning, especially how this pedagogy affects student outcomes; diversity, spirituality, and social work practice; the experiences of Filipino Americans, particularly in metropolitan Detroit.
  • Larry M. Gant

    Larry M. Gant

    PhD, MSW
    Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Professor of Art and Design, School of Art and Design
    Program evaluation, social action, community-based health programs, mezzo practice and social planning; public health social work, international social work, arts-based community development, health disparities emerging from syndemic-structural interactions, e.g. HIV/AIDS, poverty, violence-related PTSD, and impoverished care access.
  • Caroline R. Gelman

    Caroline R. Gelman

    Director of the Education, Training and Lifelong Learning Core
    Silberman Center of Excellence in Aging and Diversity, Hunter College, New York
  • Terri T Gilbert

    Terri T Gilbert

    CADL Program Manager and LEO Adjunct Lecturer
  • Bruno Giordani

    Bruno Giordani

    Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology, University of Michigan

    Faculty Ombuds
    University of Michigan
  • Tammie B. Glenn

    Tammie B. Glenn

    LEO Lecturer II
  • Edward B. Goldman

    Edward B. Goldman

    Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice Institute University of Michigan Medical School

    Associate Professor
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of Michigan Medical School
  • Karla  Goldman

    Karla Goldman

    Sol Drachler Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Professor of Judaic Studies, College of LS&A
    American Jewish women, American Judaism, Hurricane Katrina, Jewish identity, Jewish women, Jews in universities, University of Michigan, Jewish urban experience
  • Giovanna Gonzalez (Odessa Gonzalez) Benson

    Giovanna (Odessa Gonzalez) Gonzalez Benson

    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    refugee resettlement, refugee/migrant-led organizations, participatory approaches to urban governance and social services with refugees, state-civil society relations, critical policy studies
  • Eli R Green

    Eli R Green

    PhD, AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator
    Assistant Professor, Center for Human Sexuality Studies, Widener University

    Founder, Transgender Training Institute
  • Susan Grettenberger

    Susan Grettenberger

    PhD, MSW, MPA
    Director and Professor, Social Work Program
    Central Michigan University
  • Andrew C. Grogan-Kaylor

    Andrew C. Grogan-Kaylor

    Associate Professor of Social Work
    Interventions with children and families; parenting behaviors and their effects on child outcomes; the dynamic relationships of family, neighborhood, and school indicators with child socio-behavioral outcomes; community antecedents of poor parenting; employing advanced statistical models for longitudinal and multilevel data analysis; meta-analysis, econometric modeling, Stata, R, HLM and ArcGIS.; data visualization.    
  • Lorraine M. Gutiérrez

    Lorraine M. Gutiérrez

    Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program, and Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    Empowerment-oppressed groups, Latinos, social justice.
  • Elizabeth M. Haas

    Elizabeth M. Haas

    Program Associate, Sexual Health Certificate Program, University of Michigan School of Social Work

    Psychiatric Social Worker, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital
  • Kathryn S Hall

    Kathryn S. Hall

    AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
  • Benjamin Hampstead

    Benjamin Hampstead

    Clinical Neuropsychologist
    Neuropsychology, University of Michigan
  • Carolyn Hartford

    Carolyn Hartford

    Instructor of the U-M Addictions Certificate Program
    University of Michigan School of Social Work
  • Jaclynn M. Hawkins

    Jaclynn M. Hawkins

    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    African American and Latino men's health; Social determinants of health/health disparities; Factors that contribute to access to and utilization of care; Diabetes self-management; Community-based interventions targeting low-income African Americans and Latinos
  • Jennifer T. Heckendorn

    Jennifer T. Heckendorn

    LEO Intermittent Lecturer
  • Debra Herbenick

    Debra (Debby) Herbenick

    PhD, MPH, AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator
    Center for Sexual Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Indiana University-Bloomington

    Sexual Health Educator and Coordinator
    The Kinsey Institute

    Associate Research Scientist, Indiana University

    President-elect, American Association
  • Todd I. Herrenkohl

    Todd I. Herrenkohl

    Marion Elizabeth Blue Professor of Children and Families
    Child maltreatment and the psychosocial and developmental underpinnings of health-risk behaviors in youth and adults; substance use, mental and physical health outcomes of adversity; and resilience.
  • Barbara S. Hiltz

    Barbara S. Hiltz

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work and MSW Program Director
    social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, fundraising, nonprofit management, leadership, strategic planning
  • Joseph A. Himle

    Joseph A. Himle

    Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Howard V. Brabson Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School
    Mental health, anxiety, depression, psycosocial interventions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, interface between neurobiology and psychosocial interventions in mental health.
  • Justin D. Hodge

    Justin D. Hodge

    Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work
    Political Social Work, Social Policy, Community Organizing, Mental Health, Asset Development
  • John A. Hopper

    John A. Hopper

    Vice Chair for Education and Residency Program Director
    Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

    Clinical Associate Professor
    Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Jennifer W. Howard

    Jennifer W. Howard

    Executive Director
    Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
  • Hilda Hutcherson

    Hilda Hutcherson

    Clinical Professor and Associate Dean
    Columbia University Medical School
  • Maria G. Ibarra-Frayre

    Maria G. Ibarra-Frayre

    SE Michigan Regional Organizer
    We the People Michigan
  • Kathryn K Irish

    Kathryn K Irish

    LEO Intermittent Lecturer
  • Timothy Johnson

    Timothy Johnson

    Professor & Chair
    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Michigan Health System
  • Daniel Kaplan

    Daniel Kaplan

    Assistant Professor, Adelphi University School of Social Work
  • Shanna Katz Kattari

    Shanna Katz Kattari

    PhD, MEd, ACS
    Postdoctoral Fellow & LEO Adjunct Lecturer
    University of Michigan School of Social Work
    Health disparities; health outcomes; discrimination; disability/ableism; gender identity; sexual orientation; intersectionality; mixed method; and power/privilege/oppression
  • Emma Sophia Kay

    Emma Sophia Kay

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    HIV health outcomes; health policy; access to healthcare; health equity
  • Erin M. Khang

    Erin M. Khang

    LEO Adjunct Lecturer
  • Edith C. Kieffer

    Edith C. Kieffer

    Professor of Social Work
    Ethnic and geographic disparities in health and health services; maternal and child health; multi-level community-based intervention research to promote prevention of diabetes and its complications.
  • Susan T. Klumpner

    Susan T. Klumpner

    LEO Intermittent Lecturer
  • Heather Knauer

    Heather Knauer

    Postdoctoral Fellow and LEO Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Early childhood development, parenting, parent-child relationships, home resources for child stimulation, maternal and child health, global health, and early intervention (home visiting, preschool, parenting programs)
  • Ruth S. Koelling

    Ruth S. Koelling

    LMSW, AASECT Certified Sexuality Therapist & Educator
    Clinical Social Worker
  • Stephanie L.G. Koenig

    Stephanie L.G. Koenig

    Comprehensive Eating Disorders Clinic
    Michigan Medicine
  • Joseph H. Kort

    Joseph H. Kort

    MSW, PhD, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
    Founder and Director
    Center for Relationship and Sexual Health
  • Sherrie A. Kossoudji

    Sherrie A. Kossoudji

    Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics, College of LS&A
    Immigrant work lives, labor market inequalities, migrant worker opportunities, gender economics.
  • Daniel R. Kuhn

    Daniel R. Kuhn

    Vice President of Education
    All Trust Home Care
  • Ashley Lacombe-Duncan

    Ashley Lacombe-Duncan

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Healthcare access and equity; social determinants of health; intersectional stigma and discrimination; LGBT people; people living with HIV; mixed methods; systematic reviews; community-based participatory research
  • Marlanna Landeros

    Marlanna Landeros

    LEO Adjunct Lecturer
  • Carrie Landrum

    Carrie Landrum

    SSW Adjunct Lecturer and OSCR Assistant Director
  • Jennifer C. Lane

    Jennifer C. Lane

    Administrative Project Manager
    Adolescent Health Initiative, University of Michigan Health System
  • Adrienne L. Lapidos

    Adrienne L. Lapidos

    Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan School of Social Work
    Integrated health, mental health, oral health, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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