Michelle Kees, Ph.D.
Dr. Michelle Kees is a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, and has a Without Compensation (WOC) appointment at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She also serves as the Outreach & Education faculty lead at the Eisenberg Family Depression Center.
Dr. Kees’ expertise centers on risk and resilience in women and families, including female veterans and military spouses; peer programs supporting veterans on college campuses; and evaluation and dissemination of evidence-based programs in community settings. She is the principal investigator for HomeFront Strong, a Department of Defense funded resiliency intervention for military and veteran spouses and their children. Dr. Kees also leads a national resiliency program for female veterans, After Her Service, which focuses on the intersection of mental health and workplace success. Additionally, she directs Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE), a national peer mentorship program for student veterans returning to college on the Post 9-11 GI Bill.
Dr. Kees received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at SUNY Stony Brook, completed a clinical internship at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL, and completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Center on Child Abuse & Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She has been at the University of Michigan since 2003.
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