Mary M. York | Psychology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Mary M. York

Mary York

Springerton, IL

Undergraduate Institution and Degree: 
B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz

Graduate Institution and Degree:
Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis

Current Program/Degree Pursued: 
Ph.D. in Applied Psychology

Year of Matriculation: 

Research Interests: 
My focus lies in examining the impact of health assets and positive emotions—including awe, compassion, and gratitude—in promoting prosociality, health, and well-being.   Also passionate about program evaluation, and contribute as a research assistant at the SIU School of Medicine’s Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development, currently working on evaluations of community paramedicine and school-based social and emotional learning initiatives.

Publications & Presentations:
Morse, G.A., York, M.M., Dell, N., Blanco, J.B., & Birchmier, C. (2017). Improving outcomes for homeless people with alcohol disorders: A multi-program community-based approach. Journal of Mental Health, Jul 7:1-8.

Monroe-DeVita, M., Morse, G., Mueser, K., McHugo, G.J., Xie, H., Peterson, R., Miller, J., Akiba, C., York, M.M., & Gingerich, S. (2018) Implementing Illness Management and Recovery within Assertive Community Treatment.  Psychiatric Services.

Future Career Plans: 
I plan to pursue academic based research or evaluation consulting.

What Attracted Me to SIU: 
The interdisciplinary nature of the Applied Program, in-house Applied Research Consultants experience, and curriculum centered on gaining advanced statistical skills.

Anything else you would like to add:
In my free time, I enjoy trail running, exploring new places, and daydreaming about owning a belgian malinois.