Debra Mattison, LMSW focuses on integrated health social work and has extensive experience providing clinical social work services as well as program planning in a variety of settings including cancer care, palliative care and integrated primary care. She has taught at the University of Michigan School of Social Work since 1995 and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor. She has special interests in healthcare, chronic illness, grief and loss, integrated health care in the primary care setting, women’s health issues, interprofessional education, and spirituality in social work practice. She is a Board Certified Oncology Social Worker and a cancer support group facilitator at the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.
Professor Mattison has received numerous awards for her leadership and clinical practice including Social Worker of the Year from the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She is active in providing professional continuing education and has made multiple presentations at state and national conferences. Professor Mattison is part of the faculty team teaching the Team Based Clinical Decision Making Course, which includes approximately 260 students from 5 health science schools on the U-M campus.