Michelle Dwyer, MPH, CPH, CHES, is a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF), starting her first rotation in the Office of the Associate Director of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP). Michelle, under the mentorship of Janet de Moor, will work on various Program-wide tasks, including HDRP’s communications and helping to develop an evaluation plan for different communication activities.
Prior to becoming a PMF, Michelle worked as a COVID Surveillance Testing Assistant at Virginia Tech and worked for two summers as a NIH Summer Intern at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). At NHGRI, Michelle co-led a Deep Learning (artificial intelligence) and Genomics literature analysis (scoping review) with more than 10,000 articles analyzed and developed communication strategies and materials to explain Deep Learning in Health and Healthcare. In the summer of 2019, she conducted research in the Canine Genetics Lab at NHGRI. From 2018 to 2020, Michelle worked as a Research Assistant at Virginia Tech, where she collected and analyzed data and collaborated with stakeholders related to animal behavior and welfare.
Michelle graduated with a Master of Public Health in 2022 and has two Bachelor of Science degrees in Animal and Poultry Sciences and Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH). Michelle’s professional interests include OneHealth (the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health), population health, and health communication and education.
As a PMF, Michelle is grateful for the opportunity to explore the diverse roles and work of the NCI while she determines how to best support its mission upon completion of her fellowship.