Michelle Sherman, PhD, LP, ABPP

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Michelle Sherman

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-302-8275

Office Address:
Broadway Family Medicine Clinic
1020 W Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411

PhD, University of Missouri

Internship, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


Michelle D. Sherman, PhD, LP, ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist and is Board Certified in Couple and Family Psychology. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Sherman is the Director of Behavioral Health at the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. She is the editor-in-chief for the journal, Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice

Previously, she worked in the VA healthcare system for over 17 years, where she developed and evaluated interventions to help families managing serious mental illness and PTSD.


Integrated behavioral healthcare; family psychoeducation regarding mental illness and trauma; couples therapy; health behavior change



Note: Publications from the past two years are listed.

Sherman, M.D., Schnitker, S., Doering., & Slattengren, A. (2020). Ten tips for healthcare providers to cultivate patience during uncertain times. Family Practice Management, 27(4),43-44.

Hooker, S. A., Sherman, M.D., Lonergan-Cullum, M., Sattler, A., Liese, B. S., Justesen, K., Nissly, T., & Levy, R. (2020). Mental health and psychosocial needs of patients being treated for opioid use disorder in a primary care residency clinic. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health 11, 1-8. doi: 10.1177/2150132720932017

Sherman, M.D., Hooker, S., & Swanson, K. (2020). Bring back the notepads: Drawing as an underutilized approach to improving patient comprehension and recall. Patient Education and Counseling, 103, 1662-1663. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2020.02.038

Justesen, K., Hooker, S., Sherman, M., Lonergan-Cullum, M., Nissly, R., & Levy, R. (in press). Predictors of patient retention in medication-assisted treatment in a family medicine residency clinic. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

Hooker, S., Stadem, P., Sherman, M.D., & Ricco, J. (in press). Loneliness in an urban, underserved family medicine residency clinic: Prevalence and relationship to healthcare utilization. Family Practice.

Sherman, M.D., & Hooker, S.A. (2020). Primary care physicians’ confidence in and delivery of health behavior change interventions. Family Practice. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmaa001

Hooker, S.A., Slattengren, A., Boyle, L., & Sherman, M. (2019).Values-based behavioral activation for chronic pain in primary care: A pilot study. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. doi: 10.1007/s10880-019-09655-x

Hooker, S.A., Post, R., & Sherman, M.D. (2020). Awareness of meaning in life is protective against burnout among family physicians: A CERA study. Family Medicine, 52(1), 11-16.

Sherman, M.D., Ricco, J., Nelson, S., Nezhad, S., & Prasad, S. (2019). Implicit bias training in a residency program: Aiming for enduring effects. Family Medicine, 51(8), 677-681.

Sherman, M.D., Hooker, S., Doering, A., & Walther, L. (2019). Working with survivors of sexual assault in the primary care setting. Family Practice Management, 26(4), 19-23.

Hooker, S., Punjabi, A., Justesen, K., Boyle, L., & Sherman M. (2018). Health behavior change tips for family physicians. Family Practice Management, 25(2), 31-36.

Sherman, M.D., Usset, T., Voecks, C., & Harris, J. I. (2018). Roles of religion and spirituality among veterans who manage PTSD and their partners. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 10(4), 368-374. doi:10.1037/rel0000159

Sherman, M.D., & Larsen, J. (2018). Family-focused interventions and resources for veterans and their families. Psychological Services, 15(2), 146-153. doi: 10.1037/ser0000174

Sherman, M.D. & Hooker, S.A. (2018). Supporting families managing parental mental illness/PTSD: Challenges and resources. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine 53(5-6), 361-370 doi: 10.1177/0091217418791444

Sherman, M.D., Monn, A., Larsen, J., & Gewirtz, A. (2018). Evaluation of a Sesame Street multimedia intervention for families transitioning out of the military. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(8), 2533-2540.doi: 10.1007/s10826-018-1083-7

Sherman, M.D., Nissly, T., Carlson, S., & Wootten, M. (2018). Video review process: Enhancing its impact and resident/faculty satisfaction. Peer-Reviewed Reports in Medical Education Research (PRiMER), 2, 10.

Sherman, M.D., Justesen, K., & Okocha, E. (2018). Promoting documentation of suicidality in a family medicine residency clinic. Family Medicine, 50, 138-142.