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Gary McClelland, PhD

Research Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Abbott Hall Suite 900
710 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60611

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Child abuse and neglect Child abuse and neglect; Child and Adolescent psychiatry; Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics; Family Medicine; Pediatrics; Psychiatry; Trauma; Women's Health

Description of Interests

Gary M. McClelland has a PhD in comparative history from the Northwestern University Department of Sociology. He joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Northwestern University Medical School in June 1989 where he has worked as a methodologist, epidemiologist and policy analyst. He was Senior Analyst with the Psycho-Legal Studies Program until April of 2006, and has since been the Director of Data Operations at the Mental Health Services and Policy Program. He is also active with the John Howard Association of Illinois and Alliance I-11 where his focus is the improvement of medical care in the Illinois Department of Corrections. He contributes to the Chicago area Prison Industrial Complex Teaching Collaborative on issues of mental health and medical care in correctional settings. In addition to public policy in general, his research interests include social inequality, mental health, criminal justice, prison reform, juvenile justice, crime and victimization, and child welfare and child trauma. His current work with the Mental Health Services and Policy Program focuses on child trauma in the Illinois child welfare system. In conjunction with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services he contributes to the development and deployment of trauma informed practice throughout the Illinois State child welfare system.

Professional Education

PhD: Northwestern University, Sociology (1990)

Most Recent Publications

Kisiel CL, Fehrenbach T, Torgersen E, Stolbach B, McClelland G, Griffin G, Burkman K.
Journal of Family Violence. 2014 Jan;29(1):1-14.doi:10.1007/s10896-013-9559-0.
ISSN: 08857482

Chor KHB, McClelland GM, Weiner DA, Jordan N, Lyons JS.
Child Abuse and Neglect. 2013 Oct;37(10):871-882.doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.04.016.
PMID: 23768934   ISSN: 01452134

Chor KHB, McClelland GM, Weiner DA, Jordan N, Lyons JS.
Children and Youth Services Review. 2012 Jan;34(12):2345-2352.doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.08.016.
ISSN: 01907409

Griffin G, McEwen E, Samuels BH, Suggs H, Redd JL, McClelland GM.
Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2011 Mar;34(1):185-203.doi:10.1016/j.psc.2010.11.014.
PMID: 21333847   ISSN: 0193953X

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