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Golfo K. Tzilos, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Golfo Tzilos, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist at the Ypsilanti Health Center where she provides short-term psychological intervention to adults in the community seeking primary care services. She received a B.S. in Biopsychology and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University, where she was also a research faculty member.

Her 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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Clinical Interests:

  • Women’s health
  • Emerging adults
  • Prevention and treatment of substance use disorders
  • Motivational interviewing

Research Interests:

  • Technology-delivered, brief interventions for health promotion and risk reduction.
  • Reducing health risk behaviors among emerging adults and women.
  • Preventive interventions targeting alcohol/drug use, HIV/STI risk, and intimate partner violence in vulnerable groups.


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University

Clinical Psychology Internship, Brown University

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University

M.A., Psychology, Boston University

B.S., Biopsychology and Cognitive Science, University of Michigan