University of Michigan Institute for Social Research
                Research Center for Group Dynamics


Briggett Ford

Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR;
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Briggett Ford
5057 ISR
426 Thompson Street
Phone: 734-764-5162

Brigget's current research focuses on psychiatric risk factors among African-Americans, including the study of psychiatric diagnosis and mental health treatment effectiveness. Her research interests also include examining the influence that exposure to violence and trauma has upon the mental health of African-Americans. Currently she is involved in the analysis of data from the Detroit Psychiatric Institute Race and Diagnosis Study and the Ypsilanti Area Cognitive Interview Study. She is also involved in a clinical validation study which focuses on diagnostic comparisons between the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID) and Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI).