Project Coordinator, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice
Kaitlyn joined the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice as a data assistant in May of 2021. She earned her BS in Psychology from Wayne State University in August of 2020, where she also minored in Public Health. As an undergraduate at Wayne State University, she worked in a research lab under Marcus Dickinson working in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, focusing primarily on work/life balance and sexual harassment in the work place. Kaitlyn is passionate about pursuing her career in the field of social work, developing research in areas where mental health and the criminal/legal system intersect. Her interests lie heavily in the areas of Opioid Use Disorder and Crisis Response.
As a project coordinator for the Crisis Response Initiative, Kaitlyn coordinates emerging crisis response projects across Michigan. She leads interviews with mobile crisis managers, compiles and presents behavioral health data from dispatch and law enforcement agencies, and promotes best practices among public crisis response systems.
Degrees and Certifications
- B.S., Psychology (minor in Public Health), Wayne State University