Michael Fendrich, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean for Research

Michael Fendrich, Ph.D. is a Professor and the Associate Dean for Research at the School of Social Work. His research focuses on policies, services, interventions, and risk factors related to substance misuse and mental health.  He has received considerable extramural funding support from public and private sources.  Michael’s most recent work addresses the current opioid crisis and mental health services for youth. Michael is a quantitative researcher who employs survey research methods. He teaches research courses in the doctoral program.


Research Interests
Addiction and mental health services
Risk factors for substance misuse
Evaluation of interventions and programs
Survey research methods
Biomarkers for measuring substance use
Research design
Data analysis

Curriculum Vitae

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Michael Fendrich
Contact Information
Phone(959) 200-3612
Fax(860) 244-2248
Office LocationRoom 201 HSSW