University of Illinois
Associate Director of Urban Medicine Program- College of Medicine
University of Illinois College of MedicineDepartment of Medical Education
Affiliate Professor in Community Health Sciences – School of Public Health
Co-Director Medical Colloquia Course – Chicago
Experienced medical ethnobotanist and public health practitioner and educator with over 15 years of experience developing curricula that explore the impact of structural inequality and historical racism on health care delivery and the well being of underserved communities. Strong community and social services professional, awarded 2 Fulbright Fellowships and a CDC Postdoctoral fellowship focused in Community health sciences from UIC school of public health.
Joanna Michel is an instructor of medical education in the UIC College of Medicine, affiliate professor in the School of Public Health and associate director of the UIC Urban Medicine Program. She teaches Public Health 100, a course she says is where many of her students learn to find their own voices when it comes to speaking about social justice — a key ingredient in the practice of public health.
Michel, who has a background in ethnopharmacology, received her Ph.D. from the UIC College of Pharmacy.
- How the community influences the practice of medicine
- Public Health
- Higher Education
- Qualitative Research
- Program Evaluation
- Herbal Medicine
- Medicinal Plants
- Traditional Medicine
- Complementary & Alternative Medicine
- Women’s Health