Megan Doyle

Megan Doyle

PhD Student


children and youth, clinical social work, culturally responsive practice, gender, LGBTQIA, mental and behavioral health, racial justice, social justice, suicide and suicide prevention

Professional Biography

Megan Doyle (she/her) received her BSW and MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a mental health concentration. Following graduation, Doyle worked for five years as a clinical social worker in various systems of care, including partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient settings. Throughout her time in hospitals and crisis environments, Doyle saw a lapse in competent and affirming mental health care for LGBTQIA+ youth. As a researcher, Doyle hopes to explore how she can make an operational change for LGBTQIA+ youth in emergency mental health care by providing an environment that affirms their identity, treats them holistically and prevents harm. Doyle believes that access to LGBTQIA+ affirming and anti-racist mental health treatment is an urgent social justice concern requiring further social work research and intervention. As a queer woman, Doyle hopes to use her personal and professional experience to guide her research and create transformative change.


  • MSW, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Licensure / Accreditations

  • LCSW