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Melnee D. McPherson

Melnee D. McPherson

PhD Student. Social Work/Sociology Graduate - 2004

Dr. McPherson received an MSW in policy and planning from the University of Michigan, followed by a PhD from the U-M Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Sociology. She has an abiding research interest in the study of women with substance misuse problems that intersect with mental illness and intimate partner violence. While a postdoctoral fellow at the U-M Substance Abuse Research Center, she published an article with Dr. Jorge Delva entitled "A Longitudinal Investigation of Intimate Partner Violence among Mothers with Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders" (Psychiatric Services, 2007). Dr. McPherson has worked with Dr. Kathleen C. Faller as a substance abuse specialist at the Family Assessment Clinic. Currently, as LEO faculty she is teaching courses in human behavior and the social environment (HBSE) and social welfare policy and services (SWPS). Dr. McPherson is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Wayne State University.

Dissertation Title

From a feminist perspective: An investigation of the relationship among dual diagnosis, intimate partner violence, and parenting stress.


Year Degree   School
2004 PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2001 MA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1996 MSW University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1994 BS Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Year Description
2002 Rackham Discretionary funds (9/23/2002)
2002-2003 Gradcare paid by Rackham (9/1/2002-8/30/2003)

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