Steven Ondersma, Ph.D.

Steven Ondersma, Ph.D.

Steven Ondersma, Ph.D.

Position Title

Professor

Office Address

Merrill-Palmer-Skillman
71 East Ferry
Detroit, 48201

Tolan Park
3901 Chrysler Drive
Detroit, 48201

Office Phone

313-577-6680

Biography

Dr. Ondersma is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Wayne State University, and is Deputy Director of the Merrill-Palmer Skillman Institute. His primary interest is in computer-delivered assessment and motivational interventions for substance use and other risk factors among pregnant and postpartum women. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 37), former Editor of the journal Child Maltreatment, and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. He has served as an invited presenter for numerous NIH topical meetings as well as for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Institute of Medicine. He has been PI on multiple NIH/CDC research grants focusing on the development and validation of novel screening techniques and technology-based brief interventions.

 

Education Training

Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
1986-1990

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology
1990-1992

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology
1993-1996

Postgraduate/clinical training
Pediatric Psychology Intern
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1994-1995

Pediatric Psychology Fellow
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1995-1996
 

Research Interests

Dr. Ondersma's primary interest focuses on developing ways to turn patient use of mHealth technology in the waiting room into a high-reach tool for integrating physical and behavioral health, increasing access to care, and establishing rigorous benchmarks for key health outcomes. He has been PI on multiple NIH and CDC funded grants and is currently PI on two NIDA research grants focusing on the development and validation of technology-based brief interventions for substance abuse and other risk factors among high-risk parents, especially pregnant and post-partum women.

Publications

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