Alyssa Middleton is a PhD candidate in social work at the University of Louisville, where her area of focus is pediatric psychosocial oncology. She earned a bachelor’s degree in family science from Montana State University and her master of social work degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
Alyssa is also an adjunct professor at the University of Louisville School of Social Work. At the undergraduate level, she has taught Practicum Seminar Lab I and II and Generalist Practice III: Family and Groups. In the MSSW program, she has taught Advanced Research Practice I and II, Program Evaluation in Social Work, and Psychosocial Practice in Oncology II: Community Approaches to Promote Health Equity.
As a freelance writer, Alyssa focuses on the topics of oncology, clinical trials, behavioral health, foster care, and social work education. Her fascinating work ranges from developing IRB study protocols to researching, writing, and editing continuing education training modules and writing academic manuscripts.
Alyssa lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, four kids, and a rambunctious dog. She loves to travel, read, and hike and is a passionate advocate for foster care and adoption.