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Daphne M. Brydon

LEO Lecturer I

Daphne M. Brydon

Daphne Brydon, MSW '09, worked for more than 15 years in direct practice with adults and children within hospital, community organizations and academic settings. Most recently, Daphne worked as a clinical social worker in the Emergency Department at the University of Michigan Health System. She is licensed as a social worker in both clinical and macro specialties and also maintains a license in marriage and family therapy.

Research Interests/Focus

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.


Year Degree   School
2009 MSW IP / Health University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2004 MS MFT Marriage and Family Therapy Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA
1999 BA Psychology and Business Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Kayser, K., Brydon, D. M., Moon, H., & Zebrack, B. (2020). Institutional capacity to provide psychosocial care in cancer programs: Addressing barriers to delivering quality cancer care. Psycho-Oncology.

Narendorf, S. C., Brydon, D., Santa Maria, D., Bender, K., Ferguson, K., Hsu, H., Barman-Adhikari, A., Shelton, J., & Petering, R. (2020). System involvement among young adults experiencing homelessness: Characteristics of four system-involved subgroups and relationship to risk outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 108, 104609.

Himle, J. A., Lebeau, R. T., Weaver, A., Brydon, D. M., Kilbourne, A. M., Rose, R. D., Tucker, K. M., Kim, R., Perez, M., Smith, F. N., Sinco, B. R., Levine, S., Hamameh, N., Golenberg, Z., McKiver, M., Wierzbicki, A., Hasratian, A., & Craske, M. G. (2019). Study protocol: A multisite trial of work-related cognitive behavioral therapy for unemployed persons with social anxiety. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 16.

Barman-Adhikari, A., DeChants, J., Brydon, D. M., & Portillo, A., & Bender, K. (2019). On the fringes: How youth experiencing homelessness conceptualize social and economic inequality – A photovoice study. Journal of Community Psychology, 47(4), 924-942.

Barman-Adhikari, A., Hsu, H., Brydon, D. M., Petering, R., Santa Maria, D., Narendorf, S., Shelton, J., Bender, K., & Ferguson, K. (2019). Prevalence and correlates of non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) among young adults experiencing homelessness in seven cities across the United States. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 200, 153-160.

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