Tam Wyrick, M.A
Grant Writer & Development Specialist
Over the past 17 years, Ms. Wyrick has worked as a director and coordinator of research in the areas of women’s health, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and stroke, as-well- as a project manager and grant writer at community action agencies primarily focused on education and mental health for children 0-5 and youth populations through age 18. Her publications include subarachnoid hemorrhage in stroke and contributions to papers regarding Trauma Smart in Head Start classrooms pilot programs. Tam earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and a graduate degree in medical anthropology at Wayne State University (WSU). Currently, she is working toward her MSW/PhD at WSU and looks forward to pursuing research in human trafficking/human sex trafficking and healthy youth relationships, in addition to becoming a licensed therapist. Tam joined the Center for Urban Studies as the Grant Writer and Development Specialist in August of 2017. She really looks forward to working with all of the talented and dedicated researchers at the Center.