317 Everett L. Marshall Building
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Dr. Reaves’ interest in the area of health, accessibility of services and culturally competent mental health services began many years ago. Her undergraduate degree in social work is from Central Michigan University. She subsequently became employed as a geriatric social worker. After completion of a master’s degree from Michigan State University, she worked in the area of substance abuse treatment, home health care and clinical services. Her experiences have increased her understanding of the difficulties individuals and families endure when faced with a variety of health related issues, and reinforced her dedication as a social worker to eliminating health disparities, providing competent and professional services and increasing utilization of health services. Her dissertation research was on African American women addicted to crack cocaine and she has published research findings on kinship care providers and drug addicted women.