Michelle designs and conducts research projects that focus on improving the health of Ohioans. She leads several ongoing maternal, infant, and family health projects. Michelle has implemented quality improvement projects on topics such as maternal opioid use, hypertension, and diabetes. Additionally, she has expertise analyzing data from national and state surveys, electronic health records, Vital Statistics, Medicaid claims, and qualitative interviews.
Prior to joining the GRC in 2014, Michelle worked jointly for the Research Association for Public Health Improvement (Ohio’s Public Health Practice-Based Research Network) and the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods at Case Western Reserve University. In this role, she managed statewide initiatives designed to measure and improve the quality of public health practice.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Medical Anthropology and a Master of Public Health degree (with a specialization in Health Promotion Disease Prevention) from Case Western Reserve University. She completed her PhD in Epidemiology from the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University. Her research interests include pregnancy loss and infertility. A complete list of her publications is available here.