Mickey has a background in nursing and psychology and has had clinical and research experience in hospitals, clinics, community-based treatment agencies, and a womenʼs prison. Her research interests are in the areas of substance abuse and treatment, human sexuality studies, LGBT & queer studies, sexual health, and LGBTQ health. She is widely published in these areas. Her latest book, Improving Substance Abuse Treatment: An Introduction to the Evidence-Based Practice Movement, was published by Sage in 2007. Her forthcoming co-authored volume on LGBTQ health will be published by Lippincott Publishers.