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Debra K. Mattison

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work

Debra K. Mattison

Debra K. Mattison, MSW '81, focuses on medical social work with extensive experience providing clinical social work services as well as program planning in a variety of settings including cancer care, palliative care and integrated primary care. She has special interests in healthcare, chronic illness, grief and loss, interprofessional education and spirituality in social work practice. She is a Board Certified Oncology Social Worker.

Mattison has received awards for her leadership and clinical practice, including Social Worker of the Year from the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Research Interests/Focus

Medical social work in a variety of settings (cancer care, palliative care and integrated primary care), integrated healthcare, chronic illness, grief and loss, interprofessional education and spirituality

Contact Information

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debmatt@umich.edu

Education

Year Degree   School
1981 MSW Social Work University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1979 BA University of Indiana, South Bend
Year Description
2019 2019 Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center Demonstration Model Award
2016 Inaugural Cohort Member, Interprofessional Leadership Fellows, University of Michigan
2015 University of Michigan Provost’s 2015 Teaching Innovation Prize: Inter-Professional Education (IPE) Course: Teaching Team Member
2006 University of Michigan Health System Social Work of the Year Nominee
1998 Indiana University at South Bend - Outstanding Alumni
1996 Michigan Chapter NASW Social Worker of the Year
1996 Michigan Society for Social Work Administrators in Health Care, Outstanding Member Recognition
1993 Catherine McAuley Health System Professional Achievement Award, Ann Arbor, MI
1984 St. Joseph Hospital Employee of the Month, Flint, MI
1981 Lenore Kroman Future Social Worker of the Year from the University of Michigan School of Social Work
1979 Outstanding Psychology Student of the Year, Indiana University at South Bend
1979 High Honors Graduate - Indiana University at South Bend
1978 Chancellor's Merit Scholarship Recipient- Indiana University at South Bend
1978 Psychology and History Honor Society Member - Indiana University at South Bend
1978 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

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