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Monica D. Sampson

Clinical Assistant Professor

Monica D. Sampson

Monica Sampson, LMSW, is a clinical and macro social worker with 30 years of practice working with vulnerable children, youth, families and communities. Her purpose is to inform and educate individuals on diversity, equity and inclusion by utilizing her educational and professional expertise while continuously focusing on the principles of family, community organization and partnerships in the effort to formalize a socially just and anti-racist nation, one person at a time.

Currently, Sampson is a patient care manager at United Physicians, Inc. In this role, she supports primary care physicians’ networks by providing services to patients with complex chronic conditions and psychosocial problems. Sampson also develops and implements individualized care plans designed to promote maximum functioning, quality of life, and improved clinical outcomes.

Sampson is also a lecturer at the University of Michigan's School of Social Work in Ann Arbor, MI (2018). Here, she educates MSW candidates in the macro and micro pathways, such as Welfare of Children and Families; Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse; and Policy and Political Social Work. All of these courses are taught from an anti-racist perspective, with an emphasis on power, oppression, diversity and social justice (PODS) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

Prior to that, she served as the Director of Youth and Family Services at the Ruth Ellis Center, specializing in LGBTQ family, mental health and substance use disorder services. Additionally, Sampson was a services program manager for Child Protective Services (CPS) in Wayne County, Department of Health and Human Services for 18 years. She prides herself on being knowledgeable in child welfare laws and policy, and on sharing this knowledge with the community.

Sampson has worked in the educational, private, public and now corporate sectors of social work. She studied psychology at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1992. She went on to earn her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University in 2000 and became licensed by the state of Michigan in 2007.

Sampson currently holds a position as a CCNLI member on the Board of the National Association of Social Workers and is a Neighborhood Builders Award Recipient from Bank of America titled Executive Emerging Leader in 2017.


Year Degree   School
2000 MSW Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
1993 BA Psychology Westminster College, Fulton, MO
Year Description
2018 Family Acceptance Project: Evidence-Informed Approach to Build Healthy Futures for LGBTQI2S Children, Youth ,and Young Adults, University of Maryland School of Social Work

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