Assistant Clinical Professor, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Michigan Military Support Program & Networks
Michelle Kees, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. She is a principal faculty member with M-SPAN (Military Support Programs and Networks), a portfolio of innovative programs addressing military mental health. Her expertise centers on risk and resilience in military families, intervention development and evaluation, and community dissemination of evidence-based programs. Dr. Kees holds dual Clinical and Research Without Compensation (WOC) appointments at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA). She is Principal Investigator for PAVE (Peer Advisors for Veteran Education), a peer mentorship program for student veterans returning to college on the Post 9-11 GI Bill. Additionally, she is Principal Investigator for HomeFront Strong, a group-based resiliency intervention for military spouses/partners that is being disseminated in communities statewide, and Co-Investigator on a longitudinal study examining risk and resilience in National Guard soldiers and family members. She is also the spouse of a former Illinois National Guard Infantryman.