Positions

Overview

  • Michelle Brown, PhD is an Assistant 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

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Evaluation of “Stop the Bleed” training among K-12 faculty and staff in AlabamaPublic Health Nursing.  36:660-666. 2019
    2019 Using Healthcare Simulation in Space Planning to Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness within the Healthcare SystemHealth Systems2019
    2018 Exploring Hidden Curricula in an Interprofessional Intensive Care Unit SimulationClinical Simulation in Nursing.  22:22-25. 2018
    2018 Deep Vein Thrombosis: History and evolution of TreatmentClincial Advisor.  20-32. 2018
    2017 From Donor to Recipient: Considerations for Blood Transfusion Outcomes ResearchBiological Research for Nursing.  19:491-498. 2017
    2017 Adverse Reactions to Transfusion of Blood Products and Best Practices for PreventionCritical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.  29:271-290. 2017
    2016 Incorporating Clinical Laboratory Science Students into Interprofessional SimulationClinical Laboratory Science.  29:247-251. 2016
    2016 Primer on Interprofessional Simulation for Clinical Laboratory Science Programs: A Practical Guide to Structure and TerminologyClinical Laboratory Science.  29:241-246. 2016
    2016 Small Scale, Low Resource Options for Introducing Clinical Laboratory Science Students to Interprofessional SimulationClinical Laboratory Science.  29:252-256. 2016
    2016 Strengthening the Clinical Laboratory with Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional EducationClinical Laboratory Science.  29:237-240. 2016
    2014 Evaluation of Erytra® fully automated analyser for Routine Use in Transfusion LaboratoryTransfusion Medicine.  24:33-38. 2014
    2014 Interprofessional Education: A Multi-patient, Team-Based Intensive Care Unit SimulationClinical Simulation in Nursing.  10:521-528. 2014
    2012 Avoiding overtransfusion: An update on risks and latest indicationsJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  25:42-45. 2012
    2009 PEG Warm Autoadsorption Is Useful for Removal of Both Warm and Cold AutoantibodiesTransfusion.  49:142A-142A. 2009
    2009 The Significance of Distinguishing Anti-D plus C vs Anti-G During Pregnancy. A Case ReportTransfusion.  49:133A-134A. 2009
    2007 Evaluation of a possible transfusion reaction with a positive direct antiglobulin test in a 29-year-old maleLaboratory Medicine.  38:719-720. 2007
    2007 Organizing the antibody identification process.Clinical Laboratory Science.  20:122-126. 2007
    2005 Transfusion safety: what has been done; what is still needed?Medical Laboratory Observer.  37. 2005
    2001 Improving photopheresis in adults with low hematocritsTransfusion.  41:43S-43S. 2001

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Red Blood Cell and Platelet Preservation: Historical Perspectives and Current Trends 2018
    2017 Antigens and Antibodies 2017
    2017 Blood group antigens and antibodies.  113-142. 2017

    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

  • 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