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Kathryn K. Irish

LEO Lecturer II

Kathryn K Irish

Kathryn Irish (MSW '10) has clinical experience in community mental health, private practice and methadone maintenance. She has also worked as a clinician for the U.S. Federal Criminal Justice System and held administrative roles in managed health care as a senior clinical-quality consultant. Irish has a clinical specialization in alcohol and drug treatment (CAADC) and is currently pursuing a PhD in social work at Michigan State University with a doctoral cognate in neuroscience. Her research focus is on improving interpersonal relationships, health care, inter-group relations and diplomacy through trans-disciplinary collaboration. She is passionate about exploring the intersection of social work and neuroscience to inform innovative approaches to clinical practice and policy development.


Year Degree   School
Exp 2025 PhD Social Work Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
2010 MSW IP/MH Unviersity of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2008 BA Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Year Description
2022 Irish, K. (PI), Saba, J. (2022). Bots are the new fraud: A post-hoc exploration of statistical methods to identify bot-generated responses in a corrupt data set.” Graduate Office Fellowships Funding, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
2021 Riebschleger, J. (PI), Irish, K., Kramer, E., & Rosario, R. (2021, Sept.). College of Social Science First Generation Scholars Initiative (CSS-FGSI) Award, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

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