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MPSI Faculty


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Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute...
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Dr. Dayton holds joint appointments at the School of Social Work and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute. She serves as the Associate Director of the Infant Mental Health Program at...
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BiographyJohn H. Hannigan, Ph.D. is Professor of Obstetrics and Professor of Psychology and also teaches in the graduate programs in Reproductive Sciences (Physiology & ObGyn) and Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience (Psychology). ...
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In his role as Associate Director for Research of the MPSI, Dr. Jankowski is responsible for the planning and oversight of the MPSI's extensive computer resources, including servers,...
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Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D. is the Director of both the Institute of Gerontology and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute and the Founding Director of the Wayne State University Lifespan Alliance....
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Anna Miller is Executive Director of both the College of Education (COE)Early Childhood Center and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute EarlyChildhood Center at Wayne State University. She is also a...
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Dr. Ofen is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Gerontology, the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, and the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She...
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Dr. Ondersma is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the School of Medicine...
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Hilary Horn Ratner became the Vice President for Research at Wayne State University in 2007 and Interim Dean of the Graduate School in 2011. Upon completion of a post-doctoral National...
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Associate Professor at the Merrill Palmer Institute and in the Department of Psychology.  Dr. Raz's area of research is developmental neuropsychology, with a focus on the effects of adverse...
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Assistant Professor of Social Work - Research Interests: Substance abuse treatment and prevention, domestic violence, adolescent dating violence, youth violence, sexual risk-taking behaviors among adolescents and adult...
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Associate Professor of Psychology at the Merrill Palmer Institute and in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Simon's research focuses on investigating the implications of inter-parental conflict and childhood...
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Ann M. Stacks, Ph.D. is the Dierctor of the Infant Mental Health Program at the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute. Dr. Stacks holds a full license in marriage and family therapy...
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Dr. Moriah E. Thomason is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and in the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute...

MPSI Affiliated Faculty


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 Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and adjunct faculty at the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute...
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Dr. Beeghly is Associate Professor in Psychology and Chair of its Developmental area.  She also is Affiliate Faculty at the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, where she serves as Core...
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Dr. Trentacosta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Wayne State University and Affiliate Faculty of the Merrill-Palmer Skillman Institute....