Cornely Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999-2001
Briggett C. Ford received her B.A. in 1986 and her M.S.W. in 1989 from the University of Michigan. She completed her M.P.H. in 1997 and her Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Ford is currently an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan and serves as a faculty member on the School's NIMH Research Development Center on Poverty, Risk and Mental Health.
Dr. Ford's research focuses on psychiatric risk factors among African-Americans, including the study of psychiatric diagnosis and mental health treatment effectiveness. Currently Dr. Ford is involved in the analysis of data from the National Survey of American Life. Dr. Ford is also involved in examining ways to reduce the disparity in infant mortality by examining ways to develop effective prenatal interventions with African American women. Other areas of research/scholarly interest: examining the influence that exposure to violence and trauma has upon the mental health of African-Americans.