Positions

Overview

  • Michelle Brown, PhD is an Associate Professor and Program Director in the Department of Health Services Administration. Michelle leads the Healthcare Simulation Master's degree program. She teaches simulation design, advanced debriefing, patient safety, effective communication, and teamwork. Michelle has completed the Master Debriefer course with The Debriefing Academy as well as multiple courses at the Center for Medical Simulation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Michelle is also a TeamSTEPPS® Master Trainer. Michelle's primary research interests are in applying interprofessional simulation to promote effective teamwork and increase patient safety and exploring behavioral factors that impact provider decision-making.

    Additionally, Michelle is a nationally recognized leader in the fields of Clinical Laboratory Science and Transfusion Medicine and is a distinguished recipient of the American Society for Clinical Pathology award as one of the nation’s 40 under 40 in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
  • Selected Publications

    Research Overview

  • My research agenda is focused on two broad thematic research areas: interprofessional simulation and transfusion medicine.
  • Teaching Overview

  • The philosophy in which Michelle's teaching is grounded parallels her purpose in life, to serve others. She feel fortunate to be called to teach a broad spectrum of material from the basic sciences and health behavior to teamwork and healthcare simulation. Regardless of the subject, the fundamental principles of providing a psychologically safe and caring learning environment, clear expectations, and innovative learning activities guide her approach to teaching. These principles, combined with her ability to present advanced concepts in way that is simple to understand have secured her success as an educator. Michelle feels it is her responsibility to use this gift of teaching to serve others.

    Michelle teaches to help others reach their potential. In her courses, both graduate and undergraduate, she works to drive students beyond simply obtaining knowledge, toward problem-solving, synthesizing new ideas, and effectively communicating these ideas to their peers, patients, and administrative leadership. While she emphasizes attention to detail and the merger of theory and practice, she also emphasizes pausing to reflect on how student's ability, gifts, and character impact those around them. Maintaining fluency in her areas of expertise enables her to bring passion and rigor to her courses. Paired with a desire to serve the students and help them succeed, this allows her to bring excitement to the classroom. There is a sense of commitment, progress, and urgency when passion and service are combined.
  • Teaching Activities

  • HCS635 - Advanced Debriefing (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • HCS698 - Sim Capstone/Non-Thesis (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • HCS698 - Sim Capstone/Non-Thesis (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • HRP411 - Honors Community Service Proj (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • HCS575 - Intro HC Sim for Qlty&Safety (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HCS625 - Simulation Methodology (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HCS626 - Healthcare Simulation Lab (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HCS698 - Sim Capstone/Non-Thesis (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HRP411 - Honors Community Service Proj (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HRP411 - Honors Community Service Proj (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HCS620 - Current Trends in Simulation (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • HRP411 - Honors Community Service Proj (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HCS575 - Intro HC Sim for Qlty&Safety (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HCS626 - Healthcare Simulation Lab (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HRP411 - Honors Community Service Proj (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CDS500 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • CLS530 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • CLS531 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • CLS570 - Professional Development (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HRP575 - Simulation for HC Quality (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CDS500 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CLS503 - Body Fluids (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CLS504 - Lab Analysis of Body Fluids (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CLS518 - Immunology (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CDS500 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CLS530 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CLS531 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CLS570 - Professional Development (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • CDS500 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • CLS503 - Body Fluids (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • CLS504 - Lab Analysis of Body Fluids (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • CLS518 - Immunology (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • MT418 - Immunology (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • CLS530 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • CLS531 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • MT430 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • MT431 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CDS500 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CLS570 - Professional Development (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CDS500 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CDS500 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CLS503 - Body Fluids (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CLS504 - Lab Analysis of Body Fluids (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CLS518 - Immunology (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • MT403 - Body Fluids (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • MT404 - Body Fluids Laboratory (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • MT418 - Immunology (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CLS530 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • CLS531 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • CLS570 - Professional Development (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • MT430 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • MT431 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CDS500 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CLS570 - Professional Development (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CDS500 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CDS500 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CLS503 - Body Fluids (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CLS504 - Lab Analysis of Body Fluids (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CLS518 - Immunology (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CLS519 - Immunology Laboratory (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • MT403 - Body Fluids (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • MT404 - Body Fluids Laboratory (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • MT418 - Immunology (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • MT419 - Immunology Laboratory (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • CDS500 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • CLS530 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • CLS531 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • MT430 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • MT431 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • CLS542 - Molecular Diagnostics (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • CLS543 - Molecular Diagnostics Lab (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • CLS570 - Professional Development (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • MT442 - Molecular Diagnostics (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • MT443 - Molecular Diagnostics Laborato (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CDS500 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CDS500 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CLS503 - Body Fluids (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CLS504 - Lab Analysis of Body Fluids (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • MT403 - Body Fluids (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • MT404 - Body Fluids Laboratory (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CLS530 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • CLS531 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • CLS570 - Professional Development (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • MT430 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • MT431 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • CLS570 - Professional Development (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • CDS400 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CDS500 - Fundmtals of Phlebty BFC (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CLS503 - Body Fluids (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CLS504 - Lab Analysis of Body Fluids (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CLS560 - Clinical Correlations (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CLS570 - Professional Development (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • MT403 - Body Fluids (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • MT404 - Body Fluids Laboratory (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • MT460 - Clinical Correlations (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CLS530 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • CLS531 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • CLS570 - Professional Development (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • MT430 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • MT431 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • CLS570 - Professional Development (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • CLS503 - Body Fluids (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • CLS504 - Lab Analysis of Body Fluids (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • CLS506 - Laboratory Techniques (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • CLS560 - Clinical Correlations (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • CLS570 - Professional Development (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • MT403 - Body Fluids (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • MT404 - Body Fluids Laboratory (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • MT406 - Laboratory Techniques (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • MT460 - Clinical Correlations (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • CLS530 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • CLS531 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • MT430 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • MT431 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • CLS570 - Professional Development (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • CLS506 - Laboratory Techniques (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CLS560 - Clinical Correlations (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CLS570 - Professional Development (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • MT406 - Laboratory Techniques (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • MT460 - Clinical Correlations (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • MT470 - Certification Review (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CLS530 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • CLS531 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • CLS595 - Clinical Practice (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • MT430 - Immunohematology (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • MT431 - Immunohematology Laboratory (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • MT495 - Clinical Practice (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health Education and Promotion, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2017
  • Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science / Medical Technology / Technologist, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2005
  • Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science / Medical Technology / Technologist, Auburn University 1998
  • Full Name

  • Michelle Brown