Charles Graham Jr., is a psychiatric clinical social worker and psychologist at the University of Michigan Hospital Department of Psychiatry, Addiction and Treatment Services Division and Assistant professor at Eastern Michigan University in the Department of Social Work. He received BA degrees in social welfare and psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and Masters and PhD from the University of Michigan in the Joint Program of Social Work and Psychology
Dr. Graham has been involved in research projects focused on juvenile delinquency, juvenile sexual offenders, Black male adolescent suicidality and depression, adolescent addiction, masculinity/male identity effects on criminal behavior, and the double marginal effects of HIV and substance abuse disorder on Black men in residential treatment. Most recently, his research has focused on “multiply marginalized” Black men in treatment and the longitudinal impact of choice, cognition, and context on their help-seeking and service use behavior. He is also interested in exploring and better understanding the relational effects of pathological identities on men of color’s concept of masculinity, perceptions of the lived world, decision-making and overall well-being. His aim through research is to develop culturally appropriate and appealing interventions that will lead to improved mental health service utilization, particularly among men of color with psychiatric disorders.