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Michael de Arellano PhD

Michael Andrew de Arellano PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Diversity

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  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Michael A. de Arellano, Ph.D. is a professor and a licensed clinical psychologist at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he also serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity. Dr. de Arellano directs the Mental Health Disparities and Diversity Program, which facilitates the development of research, clinical work and educational programs to enhance culturally-competent and linguistically-appropriate care. Dr. de Arellano and his team focus on increasing access to evidence-based mental health services for trauma-exposed youth and families from traditionally underserved backgrounds though a variety and in-person and virtual (e.g., telehealth) programs. In recent years, he and his team have broadened their work to include projects outside the US mainland and international projects, including collaborations to support children recovering from Hurricane Maria and disseminating evidence-based treatments for trauma-exposed youth in Central America.