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 is the Director of M-SPAN (Military Support Programs and Networks), which includes a portfolio of innovative military and veteran mental health programs. She also serves as an Outreach & Education advisor at the Eisenberg 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 women veterans, After Her Service, that 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 PhD 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 2003, and was a founding member of M-SPAN in 2008.