Michelle Roley-Roberts, PhD
Michelle E. Roley-Roberts, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She is a neurofeedback trainer on the ICAN study and is a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Trainee at the Nisonger Center. Dr. Roley-Roberts graduated from the University of Toledo with a doctorate in clinical psychology in August 2016. She completed her APA-accredited predoctoral internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in the child track. She worked as a clinical interviewer completing diagnostic assessments for children and adolescents with a wide array of presenting concerns as part of her postdoctoral training in the Childhood Mood Disorders Lab at OSU Harding Hospital. Her research interests include 1) the elucidation of mechanisms linking childhood trauma exposure to suicide risk; 2) examination of the relationship between cultural factors (e.g., acculturative stress) and mental health; and 3) examination of positive factors (e.g., coping, quality of life/ functioning) that contribute to improved mental health among diverse and often underserved communities. Her career goal is to investigate and provide culturally-sensitive evidence-based assessments and treatments for child and adolescent PTSD that reduces the suicide risk.