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Emeritus Faculty

Dow, Michael, PhD

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Title: Professor
Phone: (813) 974-1928
Office: MHC 2633
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Curriculum Vitae

Michael Dow is a Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. He also has a graduate minor in research design and statistics. Dr. Dow is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and was previously Associate Editor of Behavior Therapy.

Dr. Dow is interested in applied clinical research including outcome evaluation. He is also interested in social service programs designed to help low-income people become self-sufficient, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI). He was the Principal Investigator of the Florida mental health and substance abuse state outcomes project and is involved in several projects with Hillsborough County Dept. of Health and Social Services. Other current work includes developing procedures for risk-adjusting outcomes data and a follow-up study on evaluating procedures for SSI determination. Dr. Dow is a Florida licensed psychologist.


B.S., Psychology, University of Oregon
M.S., Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Psychology, Pennsylvania State University 

Research Interests

Integration of mental health treatment and social services
Social Security Disability
Program evaluation
Research methods 

Recent Publications

Clark, C., Young, S., & Dow, M. G., (2013). Can strengthening parenting couples' relationships reduce at-risk parenting attitudes? The Family Journal, 21, 306-312.

Dow, M.G. (2012). Roots of the Recovery Movement in Psychiatry: A review. Journal of Human Development, Disability, and Social Change, 20, 123-124.

Bahr, R. H., Sillian, E. R., Berninger, V. W., & Dow, M. G. (2012). Linguistic pattern analysis of misspellings of typically developing writers in Grades 1-9. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55, 1587-1599.

Clark, C. F., Dow, M. G., & Knox, M. D. (2005). Treatment of Mental Health Issues. In C. Steinhart, J. Orrick, K. Simpson (Eds.), HIV/AIDS Primary Care Guide (2nd Edition). Gainesville, FL: University of Florida.

Clark, C. F., Dow, M. G., & Knox, M. D. (2002). Treatment of Mental Health Issues (pp. 341-352). In C. Steinhart, J. Orrick, K. Simpson (Eds.), HIV/AIDS Primary Care Guide. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida.

Dow, M.G., Boaz, T. L., & Ward, J. C. (2002). Case mix adjustment of Children’s Functional Assessment Rating Scale. In C. Newman, C. J. Liberton, K. Kutash, & R. M. Friedman (Eds.), The 15th annual research conference proceedings, a system of care for children’s mental health, expanding the research base. Tampa, FL: University of South Florida.

Dow, M. G., & Rich, A. (2001). Social Competence (pp. 1555-1557). In W. E. Craighead & C. B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (3rd ed.). New York: Wiley.

Dow, M. G., Boaz, T. L., & Thornton, D. (2001). Risk adjustment of the Florida Mental Health Outcomes Data: Concepts, Methods, and Results. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 28, 273-286.