Andrea Wittenborn 2017
Wittenborn, Andrea K. Ph.D.


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  • Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies (Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization), Purdue University
  • Doctoral Internship, Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • M.S., Human Development and Family Studies (Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization), Purdue University
  • B.S., Psychology, Southeast Missouri State University

Areas of Interest

  • Depression
  • Personalized Intervention
  • Mobile Phone Screening and Intervention
  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy 


Dr. Andrea Wittenborn is an associate professor of human development and family studies. She also holds an appointment in the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Wittenborn obtained her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2007, served on the faculty at Virginia Tech for seven years, and joined Michigan State University in 2014. Her research evaluates the process and outcomes of interventions for depression, including methods for personalizing treatment. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, United States Department of Agriculture, private foundations, and intramural awards. 

Dr. Wittenborn has served in multiple leadership positions, including Director of her department’s seven graduate degree programs and certificates, Governor-appointed member of the Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, National Institutes of Health grant reviewer, Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (JMFT) and the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, and Editor of a JMFT special section. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AAMFT Approved Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Wittenborn has received several awards for her research and mentoring of graduate students.

Dr. Wittenborn is accepting doctoral students. Applications are due December 1.