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Michelle Brazeal

Dr. Michelle Brazeal

Assistant Professor


Dr. Brazeal’s research interests include the intersection between health and mental health, the impact of social worker services in healthcare, and the effects of the social determinants of health on overall well-being. She has worked on publications that explore relationship issues and child advocacy. She has co-authored a book chapter on juvenile detention and has entries in the Social Work encyclopedia on obsessive-compulsive disorders and the relationship between compulsions, impulse control disorders, and addictions. She is also interested in exploring pedagogy in higher education and ways to utilize technology to improve learning.

  • PHD - University of Alabama (2019)
  • MSW - University of Alabama (2006)
  • BA - University of South Alabama (2003)
  • Our Money, My Secrets: Why Married Individuals Commit Financial Infidelity, Contemporary Family Therapy, 2020,
  • A Qualitative Data Analysis: Family Victim Advocates in Child Advocacy Centers, Journal of Family Social Work , 2019,
  • The Relationship Between Obesity and Depression Among Federally Qualified Health Center Patients, Journal of Public Health in the Deep South, 2019
  • Physical and psychosocial factors associated with depression among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus at a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center, SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH CARE, 2018, 10.1080/00981389.2018.1508113
  • Lessons Learned From a Quad-State Postdisaster Project: Developing Accessible and Sustainable Integrated Mental and Physical Health Care Services, Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 2018, 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000254
  • Stressors, self-esteem, social activities, and depression: A sample of patients at a federally qualified health center who experienced homelessness. [Invited]., EWHA Journal of Social Sciences, 2018, 10.16935/ejss.2018.34.2.001
  • National Association of Social Workers

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Areas of Expertise

Intersection of Mental & Physical Health; Adolescent Disruptive Behaviors; Trauma in Transitional Age Youth