About Dr. Valerie McCray, Ph.D.
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Dr. Valerie McCray's Story
Dr. Valerie McCray is running for United States Senator to represent the State of Indiana. She is entering the Senate race “straight from the trenches” as a psychologist who has spent most of her career working in the aftermath of trauma.
Dr. McCray accepts every opportunity to serve our men and women of the military. She has evaluated thousands of men and women of our military suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain injuries from the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Gulf War, and Vietnam. She works to streamline the disability eligibility process so that our soldiers can reassemble their lives as much as possible.
Her toughness of spirit is most evident with her work with incarcerated men and women. Dr. McCray has worked in over a dozen high security prisons and jails in Indiana and Georgia. She has often said, “Prisons are the mental health hospitals for the poor”.
Dr. McCray also works with victims of violence and families that have lost loved ones to violence. She treats children that have been displaced due to abuse and neglect, girls that have been sex trafficked. She works tirelessly to turn around youth that are on the verge of meeting disaster.
Despite being surrounded by tragedy, Dr. McCray embodies optimism and exudes a contagious excitement about the future of America. She respects science and research and looks forward to embracing technology that promises to renew our sources of energy with clean and sustainable options which will strengthen our communities and safeguard our Nation. She strongly believes that by rebuilding our infrastructure and embracing technology we will bring clean manufacturing jobs back to the United States. We will not only improve the health of the planet but we will also improve our quality of life beyond our wildest dreams.
Dr. McCray attended Indianapolis public schools K-12th grade and knows the value of public education. She supports all efforts to strengthen the public school system and support our teachers.
Dr. McCray earned her B.A., M.A., and PH.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.