Heather Murphy has worked with the Prevention Research Collaborative since 2021. She has experience in clinical counseling, social-emotional learning development and implementation, mental health crisis prevention and stabilization, child welfare, and trauma-informed care. Her areas of interest also include mental health in schools, social-emotional curriculum, education and mental health equity in schools, expanding access to care, and trauma-informed practices. Prior to joining the PRC, Heather was a Licensed Professional Counselor in a variety of settings including schools, partial hospitalization, community mental health, and private practice, as well as completed research related to child welfare with the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Adler University.
The Prevention Research Collaborative, based at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, is made up of the Prevention Research Center of Michigan, Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center, National Center for School Safety, and affiliated initiatives. Our Centers are funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Justice (DOJ).
We promote safe and healthy futures through prevention research, training, and outreach. Alongside community partners, we work to reduce inequities and empower communities for better health.