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Michelle Broaddus, PhD

Associate Professor


  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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PhD, Social Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
MS, Social Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
BS, Psychology, Centre College

Research Interests

Dr. Broaddus's general research interests are in the development and evaluation of community-based, clinic-based, and public health programs to improve mental health, substance use, and outcomes along the HIV care continuum. Throughout her career Dr. Broaddus has prioritized addressing health equity and the needs of vulnerable populations. In 2014, Dr. Broaddus was invited to join the Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (WI CPCP), and as a result began a shift in research trajectory to focus on behavioral and mental health. Wisconsin CPCP aims to address the challenge of the shortage of child psychiatrists in Wisconsin. This program provides consultation, education, and resource coordination for primary care providers with pediatric patients.

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In 2016, Dr. Broaddus became the Principal Investigator of the Advancing Behavioral Health Initiative (ABHI). The ABHI was funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment to build the networks, systems, and structures best suited to address the challenges Wisconsin residents faced and has set the standard for large-scale mental and behavioral health improvement. This 8-year, 3-phase project funded ten community coalitions across the state, including urban, rural, and tribal communities, to improve behavioral health at a population-level through systems change. An Academic Partner Team, led by Dr. Broaddus, was also selected to support coalitions, collaborate on data collection and analysis, and conduct a global evaluation of the project.

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“If we give time and resources to people embedded within their communities who are passionate, connected, and dedicated, there is no limit to what they can accomplish.” – Dr. Michelle Broaddus