Mary M. York
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:
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.