BHDRP Faculty & Staff


Behavioral Health Disaster Response Project

Ginny Sprang Ginny Sprang, Ph.D, Executive Director

Ginny Sprang, Ph.D., is a Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Sprang served as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health during her...

Faculty Phyllis Leigh, MSW

Phyllis Leigh, MSW serves as Project Director for the Behavioral Health Disaster Response project. Ms. Leigh has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky’s College of Social Work and is a Certified Social Worker.

Faculty Miriam Silman, MSW

Miriam Silman is a Research Associate with the Center and an Adjunct Faculty member in the College of Social Work. She has worked in the field of interpersonal violence as a clinician for most of the last 24 years, including work at Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, the UK Department of...