Danielle Lenz

Danielle Lenz

Project Coordinator, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice


Danielle Lenz


Danielle joined the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice as a student assistant in 2019. She is a first-generation college graduate, graduating from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in May 2020. Danielle was promoted to a staff role at the center shortly after earning her degree. She has research experience in the fields of social psychology and substance use. Her current research interests include predictors of injection drug use and harm reduction, and the intersection of polysubstance use and mental health. Danielle is passionate about social justice and destigmatizing substance use.


Danielle serves as a Project Coordinator for the Re-entry Initiative and the Michigan Re-entry Program (MI-REP) to ensure successful program implementation and evaluation. She serves as a primary liaison within counties navigating relationships between stakeholders, partners, and systems including community mental health, county jails, department of corrections, probation/parole, and peer supports. Danielle implements evaluation design and data collection including data collection processes, process mapping, identification of data points, collection methods, entry, and reporting.

Degrees and Certifications

 B.S., Psychology, Wayne State University

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