Northern Illinois University

Trauma, Mental Health & Recovery Lab

Michelle Lilly

Dr. Michelle Lilly began as an assistant professor at Northern Illinois University in the fall of 2009. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan in 2008 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Psychological Clinic in Ann Arbor, MI.

Dr. Lilly’s research has focused predominantly in the areas of intimate partner violence, PTSD and the mediating role of ethnicity, coping, world assumptions and religiosity. She has also done research in the area of first responders, and the role that emotional processing and cognitions play in predicting mental health outcomes.

Dr. Lilly has broad interests in the ways in which attachment, emotions, cognitions and gender intersect to predict mental health outcomes and recovery following trauma exposure. Future work will expand to study pathogeneses of adverse outcome following trauma exposure and recovery.

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