IMPACT has a new Postdoctoral Research Associate: Dr. Michelle Birkett
The IMPACT Program is excited to welcome Dr. Michelle Birkett as a Postdoctoral Research Associate! Dr. Birkett graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Her research interests center on the health and mental health of LGBTQ adolescents. She approaches this research from a strengths-based, social-ecological perspective, considering the impact of multiple contextual systems such as peer groups, families, and school environments. She is also interested in the use of social network analysis, multilevel modeling, and methodology measuring the impact of contextual systems on young adolescents. Michelle completed her clinical internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, with a special focus on children and adolescents. Her clinical interests continue to revolve around treating diverse adolescents, young adults, and families within a multicultural framework.