Priscilla Ridgway

Priscilla Ridgway

Director, Center for Community Support and Research, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA


Priscilla Ridgway, who recently joined Wichita State University's Center for Community Support and Research (CCSR) with a focus on CCSR's mental health consumer initiatives, has been recognized for an important contribution to permanent support housing for people in need.Ridgway was an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry before coming to CCSR.

As part of her previous work, Ridgway co-authored an evidence-based practice Permanent Supported Housing Kit released in July 2010 by the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA). The toolkit was prepared by Advocates for Human Potential Inc. and Westat Corp., under a contract with ABT Associates.

Research Interest

cultural competence, culture, mental health services research, participatory research.

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