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Andrea Murray-Lichtman

Director of Practicum Education
Project Manager, Substance Use Prevention, Education, and Research
Clinical Consultant, NC Specialty Mental Health Probation
Clinical Associate Professor

Andrea Murray Lichtman headshot


Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building

Room 421-A

325 Pittsboro Street

CB 3550

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

O: 919-966-5464

Andrea Murray-Lichtman, MSW, LCSW, Ph.D. candidate, is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. She has a combined 17 years of physical health, mental health, and substance misuse treatment experience within integrated healthcare and criminal justice settings serving people living with co-morbid mental health, substance misuse, and chronic physical health diagnoses. Andrea’s research interests include health interventions in the criminal legal system, racial equity in access and outcomes across social systems, racial consciousness, and the differential occurrence and impact of traumatic experiences. She is a project manager and supervisor for a substance use prevention, education, and research project. Andrea is also a co-investigator with the Specialty Mental Health Probation research team and partners with the criminal-legal system to provide mental health and substance use clinical consultations across North Carolina. Andrea served on the Council on Social Work Education Task Force for Anti-racism. She has presented and consulted nationally and internationally on co-morbid mental health and substance use disorders and interventions within the criminal legal system, culturally relevant mentoring, trauma-informed care, equity-informed wellness practices, and spirituality and mental health. Andrea received the Dean’s Excellence in MSW Advising Award in 2021 and 2018 and the Dean’s Recognition of Teaching Excellence Award in 2015.

Degrees and Licenses

MSW, UNC-Chapel Hill
BA, UNC-Chapel Hill

Primary Program

Specialty Mental Health Probation


Academy of African Centered Social Work Certificate

Research and Professional Interests

Health Equity in Access and Outcomes
Mental Health, Substance Misuse, and Justice Involvement
Racial Equity across Education, Health, and Justice Systems
Social Workers as Social and Racial Justice Allies
Spirituality and Mental Health


Specialty Mental Health Probation (SMHP)
Governor's Crime Commission Crime Victimization Needs Assessment

Other Projects

Project Manager, Substance Use Prevention, Education, and Research (SUPER)