University of Michigan Medical School
Polly Y. Gipson Allen, Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Section, at Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School. She serves as the Director of the Trauma and Grief Clinic. Dr. Gipson Allen is a member of the Youth and Young Adult Depression and Suicide Prevention Research Program. Her expertise is in evidence-based clinical practices; trauma- and bereavement-informed assessment and intervention; suicide risk assessment and intervention; universal screening, brief interventions; and community-based participatory research approaches. Dr. Gipson Allen is also a co-investigator for a NIH funded study focused on the warning signs of youth suicide attempters. She is a site principal investigator for a SAMHSA funded investigation focused on the development of bereavement-informed best practices for youth.