Paul Florsheim, Ph.D.
CABHR scientist; associate professor, Zilber School of Public Health; and research scientist, Center for Urban Population Health
Paul Florsheim Dr. Florsheim's primary interests are adolescent mental health and the development of prevention and treatment programs for high-risk youth. At UW-Milwaukee, he holds a joint appointment with the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare/CABHR and the School of Public Health where he is chair of the executive committee. He is also a scientist at CABHR and the Center for Urban Population Health.
Dr. Florsheim’s current research focuses on: (1) testing the Young Parenthood Program, an intervention designed to support positive co-parenting and reduce violence among pregnant/parenting adolescents and their partners. 2.) developing and testing a project based collaborative learning approach to health education for high school students. This research involves collaboration with the Milwaukee Public School System and the UWM Film Department.
A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Florsheim has worked as a clinician and supervisor in a variety of adolescent treatment programs and educational settings. Dr. Florsheim has received research funding from the NIMH, the Fogarty International Center (National Institutes of Health), the Office the Population Affairs, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His current research is supported by the CDC and the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Wesleyan University, a master’s degree in social sciences from the University of Chicago, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Northwestern University.