Michelle V. Porche, Ed.D., is Associate Professor at UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (DPBS), Director of Research and Evaluation for DPBS at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and Vice Chair for Diversity and Health Equity at DPBS. Her research on children and adolescents includes the socio-emotional correlates of academic achievement, primarily using mixed-methods approaches. Recent work includes the study of adversity and trauma on risk of high school dropout and related educational outcomes; the association between trauma and substance use for adolescents related to mental health and academic outcomes; and parent programming to support education and adjustment of resettled immigrant and refugee youth. She is Co-Investigator on the NIMH funded study By Youth, For Youth: Digital Supported Peer Navigation for Addressing Child Mental Health Inequities, a collaboration between UCSF and UCLA with youth receiving services in primary care and school-based mental health centers. Her research with adults includes an ongoing evaluation of a contingency management intervention for individuals with substance use disorder and justice involvement; this population also may have severe mental illness, and housing and/or employment instability.
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