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Golfo Tzilos Wernette, PhD, MA

Associate Professor, Family Medicine, U-M Medical School

Associate Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School




Dr. Golfo Tzilos Wernette, PhD is a clinical psychologist at the Ypsilanti Health Center where she provides short-term psychological intervention to adults in the community seeking primary care services. She is also an Associate Professor in the departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Tzilos Wernette is active as PI or Co-I on several NIH funded grants to adapt and test computer-delivered brief interventions for a range of health risks among diverse, underserved, and high-risk populations of adults and adolescents. She has received national and local awards in recognition of her work, including the G. Alan Marlatt Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions from the APA’s Society of Addiction Psychology.

Research Interests

Dr. Tzilos Wernette’s clinical research interests include technology-delivered approaches for health promotion and the reduction of health risk behaviors (e.g., alcohol/drug use, STIs/HIV risk behaviors) among vulnerable populations. Her current NIH-funded work is focused on screening and brief motivational interventions that target these health risks in pregnant/perinatal women and in emerging adults.

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