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Andrea Murray-Lichtman

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

Andrea Murray-Lichtman, indoors against white background

Contact

Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building

Room 421-A

325 Pittsboro Street

CB 3550

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

ajmurray@email.unc.edu

O: 919-966-5464

Andrea Murray-Lichtman, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. She completed the NABSW Academy of African Centered Social Work and is currently a doctoral student. Andrea’s research interests include racial equity in access and outcomes across social systems, and her theoretical expertise includes Critical Race Theory, Critical Whiteness Studies, and methodologies centering counter-narratives. 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. She currently manages a substance use prevention, education, and research grant and is a co-investigator with the Specialty Mental Health Probation research team. Since joining the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty in 2013, Andrea has taught in the full-time and part-time programs. Her educational philosophy encompasses providing social work education through the lens of racial and social justice. She facilitates students’ insight into the lived realities and agency of marginalized groups, and the impact decisions and interactions with the social work profession have on the lives of the under-resourced. Andrea received the Dean’s Excellence in MSW Advising Award in 2018 and the Dean’s Recognition of Teaching Excellence Award in 2015. Andrea served on the 2020 Anti-racism Task Force for the Council on Social Work Education. She also consults on several international projects for racial and social equity in social work education and practice.

Degrees and Licenses

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

Primary Program

Specialty Mental Health Probation

Certifications

LCSW
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

Co-Investigator

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

Other Projects

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