Judith Fry-McComish, PhD, RN, IMH Mentor

Judith Fry-McComish, PhD, RN, IMH Mentor

Associate Professor (Emeritus)

258 Cohn
313-577-4188 (fax)

Office hours

By appointment

Judith Fry-McComish, PhD, RN, IMH Mentor


  • BSN - Indiana University, Indianapolis
  • MSN - Child Psychiatric Nursing, Wayne State University
  • PhD - Nursing, Wayne State University


Research Interests

  • Infant mental health
  • Clinical interventions for mothers and infants (0-3) and client outcomes
  • Early biomarkers of autism spectrum disorder

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing/Infant Mental Health

Selected publications

McComish, J.F., Greenberg, R., Ager, J., Cruschial, H.,& Laken, M.A.( 2000). Survival analysis of three treatment modalities in a residential substance abuse program for women and children. Outcomes Management for Nursing Practice, 4, 71-77.

Easton, K, McComish, J.F.,& Greenberg, R.(In press). Avoiding common pitfalls in qualitative data collection and transcription. Qualitative Health Research.

Greenberg, R., McComish, J.F.. & Kent-Bryant, J. (In press). Pregnant and parenting women in substance abuse treatment. CSAT Monograph.

McComish, J.F., Greenberg, R., & Shewmaker, K. (In review). Contemporary Options in substance abuse treatment for women. In S.B. Ransom, M.I. Evans, & M. Dombrowski (Eds.), Contemporary Therapies in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Philadelphia: Saunders.

Current Research

  • Evaluation of Detroit Healthy Start Program (infant mortality reduction program)
  • Evaluation of Flint Odyssey House residential substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and parenting women and their children Evaluation of WSU College of Nursing School Nurse Practitioner Program

Courses Taught

  • NUR 2020
  • NUR 3400
  • NUR 4110
  • NUR 4350
  • NUR 7015
  • NUR 7018
  • NUR 7610
  • NUR 7620
  • NUR 7630
  • NUR 7640
  • NUR 7890 (Infant Mental Health)
  • NUR 7990 (Committee member)
  • NUR 8040
  • NUR 8230
  • NUR 8210

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