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Michelle Marie Levy

Research Associate
Primary office:
Watkins Home
Room 210


Behavioral health and child welfare workforce development, children’s health and mental health, consumer engagement and systems collaboration.

Research Interests

  • Behavioral health workforce development
  • Integrated primary and behavioral health care
  • Rural
  • Frontier and tribal communities
  • Social determinants of health

Selected Publications

Cui, H., Spreckelmeyer, K., Mendenhall, A., Li, D., Homes, C., & Levy, M. (2018). A regional survey on residents’ preferences on Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) design in rural areas [Journal Articles]. Health Environments Research & Design Journal. Published.
Levy, M., Holmes, C., & Mariscal, S. (2018). Engaging migrant and seasonal farmworkers in identifying motivators, facilitators, and barriers to health care: Literature review.  [Research Reports].
Holmes, C., Mariscal, S., & Levy, M. (2018). Serving migrant and seasonal farmworkers: Exploring needed healthcare research and information [Research Reports].
Levy, M., Holmes, C., Mendenhall, A., & Grube, W. (2017). Engaging rural residents in patient-centered health care research. [Journal Articles]. Patient Experience Journal, 4(1), 46–53.
Holmes, C., Levy, M., & Boyd, C. (2017). Exploring social work preparation for integrated behavioral health care [Research Reports].
Johnson Motoyama, M., Moses, M., Koloroutis Kann, T., Mariscal, S., Levy, M., Navarro, C., & Fite, P. (2016). Parent, teacher, and school stakeholder perspectives on adolescent pregnancy prevention programming for Latino youth. [Journal Articles]. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 37, 513–525.
Levy, M. (2015). An overview of the Patient-Centered Medical Home for rural patients, caregivers, and healthcare stakeholders [Manuals].
Holmes, C., Levy, M., Smith, A., Pinne, S., & Neese, P. (2014). A model for creating a supportive trauma-informed culture for children in preschool settings [Journal Articles]. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(6), 1650–1659.

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Selected Presentations

Levy, M. (4/30/2019). Integrated Health Scholars Program. Navigating Rural Health Resources. Webinar
Holmes, C., Gladney, S., Levy, M., Reid, E., & Uland, K. (2/21/2019). Engaging migrant and seasonal farmworkers in healthcare research. Research Impact Talk. University of Kansas Edwards Campus, Overland Park, KS
Levy, M. (7/31/2018). Educating social workers for health care practice. Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care, Mo-Kan Chapter. Overland Park, KS
Levy, M., Toland, D., Jones, J., & Jones, L. (4/30/2018). Examining social determinants of health from rural and urban community perspectives. Kansas Center for Cultural Competency Advancement. Webinar
Levy, M., Holmes, C., & Boyd, C. (3/31/2018). Preparing Master’s level social work graduates for integrated behavioral health. Sunflower Foundation Integrated Care Learning Collaborative. Topeka, KS
Lee, B., Aquavita, S., & Levy, M. (12/31/2018). Preparing MSW students for interprofessional practice: Three programs share lessons learned. Council on Social Work Education 64th Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, FL
Levy, M., Holmes, C., & Boyd, C. (9/30/2017). Preparing the behavioral health workforce for integrated care in rural communities. 2017 HRSA Virtual Behavioral Health Workforce Development Conference
Johnston, K., Shrader, S., Levy, M., & Zaudke, J. (9/30/2017). Team-based approaches to health equity. Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved Annual Conference. Manhattan, KS
Grube, W., Mendenhall, A., Holmes, C., & Levy, M. (1/31/2017). Exploring patient centered care in a rural context: The relationship between rural residents’ age and components of the Patient Centered Medical Home model. Society for Social Work Research 21st Annual Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana
Holmes, C., Levy, M., & Mendenhall, A. (10/31/2015). Rural engagement to enhance patient-centered care. PCORI Annual Conference. Washington, DC
Gibson, C., Holmes, C., & Levy, M. (7/31/2015). A healthcare foundation’s journey to explore rural culture. Creating a Culture of Health: Advocating for Diversity & Equity in Nursing. Overland Park, Kansas
Levy, M., & Lieberman, A. (9/30/2012). Evidence-based strategies for improving child welfare performance, staff retention, and client outcomes. International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect. Istanbul, Turkey

Selected Grants

Kansas Serves Native American Families. US Dept of Health and Human Services Children's Bureau. $2277974.00. (10/1/2018 - 9/29/2022). Federal. Status: Funded
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program. Health Resources & Serv. Admin. $1848800.00. (9/30/2017 - 8/31/2018). Federal. Status: Funded
Engaging Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in Healthcare Research. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Inst.. $141661.73. (3/1/2017 - 2/28/2018). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Behavioral Health Scholars Program. Health Resources & Serv. Admin. $1144712.00. (9/30/2016 - 9/29/2017). Federal. Status: Funded
Kansas Workforce Initiative. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. $2500000.00. Submitted 1/1/2008 (1/1/2008 - 12/31/2014). Federal. Status: Funded
Rural Cultural Competency. REACH Healthcare Foundation. $16259.00. (12/31/2013). Foundation. Status: Funded
Native American Scholars Program. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. $375000.00. (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2008). Federal. Status: Funded

Selected Awards & Honors

Academic Excellence Award
American Public Human Services Association

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