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Michele Cooley-Strickland

Michele is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Project Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. She is a member of the UCLA Center for Culture, Trauma, and Mental Health Disparities. Dr. Cooley Strickland is concurrently an Associate Professor (now Adjunct) in the Department of Mental Health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Cooley Strickland’s research focuses on anxiety and its concomitants among urban youth and adults -- particularly African Americans -- with particular attention to culture, context, and prevention. 
 
Michele has served the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on advisory committees and extramural review committees, and she has been the principal investigator of multiple federal research grants, including a large NIDA R01 community epidemiological research project involving 750 youth, their caregivers, and teachers. She is also the co-host of a podcast targeted towards empowering women. Michele is the mother of an alumna who graduated in 2018. 
 
2022-2023
  • 2nd year of service on the Board of Trustees
  • Executive Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Sub-Committee: (Wellness/NeuroDiversity)
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