Michelle Sherman, PhD

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Michelle Sherman

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-302-8200

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 Sherman, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and behavioral health coordinator in the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. She joined the department in 2016.

Previously, she worked in the VA healthcare system for over 17 years. As the director of the Family Mental Health Program at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, she provided couples/family therapy and developed and evaluated interventions to help families managing serious mental illness and PTSD.


Primary care psychology, resilience, supporting families affected by mental illness, couples therapy



Sherman MD & Larsen JL. Family-focused interventions and resources for veterans and their families. Psychological Services. 2018; 15(2), 146-153. 

Buffington A, Wenner P, Brandenburg D, Berge J, Sherman M, Danner C. The art of listening. Minnesota Medicine. 2016;99(5):46-8.

Tharp AT, Sherman M, Holland K, Townsend B, Bowling U. A qualitative study of male veterans’ violence perpetration and treatment preferences. Mil Med. 2016;181(8):735-9.

Sherman MD et al. Parenting programs and supports for teens in military families. In: Gewirtz AH, Youssef AM, eds. Parenting and Children’s Resilience in Military Families. Springer International Publishing Switzerland; 2016.

Sherman MD, Gress Smith JL, Straits-Troster K, Larsen JL, Gewirtz A. Veterans’ perceptions of the impact of PTSD on their parenting and children [published online ahead of print Jul 21, 2016]. Psychol Serv.

Fischer EP, Sherman MD, McSweeney JC, Pyne JM, Owen RR, Dixon LB. Perspectives of family and veterans on family programs to support reintegration of returning veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychol Serv. 2015;12(3):187-98.

Mattocks KM, Sullivan JC, Bertrand C, Kinney RL, Sherman MD, Gustason C. Perceived stigma, discrimination, and disclosure of sexual orientation among a sample of lesbian veterans receiving care in the Department of Veterans Affairs. LGBT Health. 2015;2(2):147-53.

Sherman MD, Fischer EP, Owen RR Jr, Lu L, Han X. Multi-family group treatment for veterans with mood disorders: a pilot study. Couple Family Psychol. 2015;4(3):136-149.

Sherman MD, Harris JI, Erbes C. Clinical approaches to addressing spiritual struggle in veterans with PTSD. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2015;46(4):203-12.

Sherman MD, Larsen J, Borden L. Broadening the focus in supporting reintegrating Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: six key domains of functioning. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2015;46(5):355-65.