Michelle Burbage

Michelle Burbage

Assistant Professor - Educator

Kettering Lab Complex

COM EH Public Health - 0056

Kettering Laboratory
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati , Ohio 45267-0056

Professional Summary

Dr. Burbage received her Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Cincinnati with an emphasis in Behavioral Analysis.  Her M.S. is in Health Education with an emphasis in Community Health. Her research is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children, adolescents, minorities, and other vulnerable populations. Her research agenda involves examining factors related to determinants of health, substance abuse, and mental health among these populations and how public health policies affect health behaviors. She also has a strong interest in global health and seeks to examine current health initiatives worldwide as well as how individuals can overcome cultural barriers to healthy behaviors. She has traveled to Ecuador, Guatemala, and Morocco to learn more about foreign public health initiatives.  In 2018, she was awarded the prestigious Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. This fellowship is through The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Burbage worked under the National Academy of Medicine branch where she assisted in policy research, initiatives, and mental health promotion that impacts the cognitive, affective, and behavioral health among children, youth, and families. In 2020, she was appointed to the Executive Office of the President’s SPEC subcommittee of the esteemed President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. This appointment has allowed Dr. Burbage to collaborate with other professionals to influence the future of STEM innovation. 

Education

PhD, University of Cincinnati (Health Education)

M.S., University of Cincinnati (Health Education)

B.A., University of Cincinnati (Psychology)

Minor, University of Cincinnati (Biology)

Positions and Work Experience

2012 -2017 Research Assistant, Investigated the association between drug use, mental health and other risky behaviors among youth and emerging adults. Investigated the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral consequences of living with stigmatized identities. , UC,

2013 -2017 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Responsibilities included teaching courses in the Health Education and Health, Fitness, Leisure departments. Created course material including lectures and exams. Assisted a professor with research, data collection and entry, grant writing, and administrative tasks, UC,

2017 -2020 Affiliate Researcher, Examine the impact of culture, society, and policies related to health education. Investigate the association between mental health, drug use, and other risky behaviors among vulnerable populations. , UC,

2017 -2019 Adjunct Professor, Responsibilities included teaching courses in the Statistics, Health Education, and Health, Fitness, Leisure departments. Created course material including lectures and exams. , UC,

2017 -2020 Adjunct Professor, Responsibilities included teaching special population health courses. Created course material including lectures and exams. Oversaw internship program. , Cincinnati State,

Research and Practice Interests

Factors related to determinants of health, health disparities, substance abuse/use/misuse, mental health, and risky bheaviors. ?Research is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children, adolescents, minorities, and other vulnerable populations. Interest in global health.

Research Support

2014 UC Lead and Grow Grant Role:PI Type:Grant

2014 UC Faculty Mentor Grant Role:PI

2017 Faculty Mentor Grant Role:PI Type:Grant

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Yockey, R. A., King, K. A., Vidourek, R. A., Burbage, M. L., & Merianos, A. L. (2019. ) The depiction of sexuality among university students on Snapchat. .Sexuality & Culture, , 23 (1 ) ,132 -141

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., Burbage, M.L., & Culp, A. (2018. ) NMPD use among Hispanic youth: An emerging problem. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, , 28 (1 ) ,55 -63

Vidourek, R.A. & Burbage, M. (2018. ) Positive mental health and mental health stigma: A qualitative study assessing student attitudes. Mental Health & Prevention, , 13 ,1 -6

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., Merianos, A.L., Burbage, M.L., & Olowoye, O. (2018. ) Marijuana use among college students and attitudes towards legalization. .American Journal of Health Studies, , 33 (2 ) ,99 -108

Burbage, M. L., & D. K. Walker. (2018. ) A call to strengthen mental health supports for refugee children and youth. NAM Perspectives, National Academy of Medicine, ,

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., & Burbage, M.L. (2018. ) Beyond the bong: Edible marijuana use among college students . Cannabis , , 1 (1 ) ,35 -43

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., Burbage, M., & Okuley, B. (2017. ) Impact of parenting behaviors on recent alcohol use among African American students .Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, , 1 -12

Nabors, L., Baker-Phibbs, C., & Burbage, M. (2016. ) Predictors of child functioning and problem behaviors for children diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder and externalizing problems. .Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, , 44 (2 ) ,92 -100

Burbage, M., Mason, M., Nabors, L., & Kichler, J. (2015. ) An evaluation of a juvenile idiopathic arthritis retreat for families .Pediatric Rheumatology, , 13 (12 ) ,

Woodson, K. D., Thakkar, S., Burbage, M. L., Kichler, J., & Nabors, L. (2015. ) Children with chronic illnesses: Factors influencing family hardiness .Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, , 38 (1 ) ,57 -69

Vidourek, R. A., King, K. A., & Burbage, M. L. (2014. ) Authoritarian parenting and ecstasy use among US youth. .Journal of Behavioral Health, , 3 (4 ) ,250 -254

Nabors, L., Burbage, M. L., Woodson, K., & Swoboda, C. (2014. ) Implementation of an after-school obesity prevention programing: Helping young children towards improved health .Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, , 38 (1 ) ,22 -38

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., Burbage, M. L. (2014. ) Reasons for synthetic THC use among college students .Journal of Drug Education, , 43 (4 ) ,353 -363

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., & Burbage, M.L. (2014. ) Synthetic THC use among university students: An exploration of perceived harm, ease of access, and friends’ use .American Journal of Health Studies, ,

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., & Burbage, M.L. (2014. ) Correlates to over-the-counter drug use among college students .Journal of Substance Use, , 20 (5 ) ,1 -5

Nabors, L., Kichler, J.C., Burbage, M.L., Swoboda, C.M., & Andreone, T.L (2014. ) Children’s learning and goal-setting at a diabetes camp. Diabetes Spectrum, , 27 (4 ) ,257 -263

Nabors, L., Burbage, M.L, Pangallo, J., Gardocki, S., & Bernard, A (2013. ) Delivery and evaluation of a pilot obesity prevention project for urban Appalachian children .Open Journal of Pediatrics, , 3 ,300 -305

Book Chapter

Burbage, M. L., Nabors, L. A., & Vidourek, R. A. (2018 ) Children with Chronic Illnesses and their Siblings: Building Self-Esteem and Optimism Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Children through Games and Play: Making Social Emotional Learning Fun .Hauppauge, NY, Nova Science Publishers

Clark, R. S., Nabors, L. A., Burbage, M. L., Dai, C.L., & Plano Clark, V. L. (2017 ) Hope as a support in a community of caregivers. Hope: Individual differences, role in recovery, and impact on emotional health .Hauppauge, NY, Nova Science Publishers.

Honors and Awards

2017 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Recognition

2017 Presidential Medal of Graduate Student Excellence Was a finalist for award. Status:Nomination Level:University Type:Recognition

2014 CECH Outstanding Graduate Student Award Status:Recipient Level:College Type:Recognition

2018 Mirzayan Science &Technology Policy Fellowship Program Investigated psychosocial concerns among youth with cognitive, affective, and behavioral disorders as well as the mental health of their families and the communities. Status:Recipient Level:International Type:Fellowship

2020 President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Responsibilities include advising the President on matters involving science, technology, education, and innovation policy and providing scientific information to inform public policy. Type:Non-Monetary

Contact Information

Academic - Kettering Laboratory
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati   Ohio, 45267-0056
burbagml@ucmail.uc.edu