Hope Michael, MPH, CPH

Hope Michael portraitTitle: Health Promotion Specialist

How I Support Student Health and Wellness: As the health promotion specialist, my primary role is to collaborate with campus partners and stakeholders to support numerous public health initiatives surrounding alcohol and other drugs, mental health, and sexual and relationship violence. Additionally, I oversee the revision and approval of community-facing health content for our Health Hubs, workshops and prevention programming. A priority for me is working in conjunction with other Health Promotion (and Barnes Center) staff and our Peer Educators to coordinate continuing education that is founded on emerging trends and best practices, as it regards students and our campus community.

Before my time at Syracuse University, I worked in Health Promotion and Wellness divisions at two other higher education institutions in Tampa, Florida.

Professional Interests: Much of my expertise falls within holistic health and the intersectionality between the eight Dimensions of Wellness. However, some of my other areas of expertise include sleep hygiene, comprehensive and inclusive sexual and reproductive health, and mental health. I am also extremely passionate about behavioral theory and how it can translate into public health practice.

Groups/Classes/Liaison Roles: I reside as the lead staff advisor for Take Back the Night, as well as provide support for the Wellness Leadership Institute, Thriving Initiative, Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Coalition, Chancellor’s Taskforce on Sexual and Relationship Violence, Outreach and Engagement Committee and Peer Education.

Educational Background: For my undergraduate studies, I earned a bachelor’s degree in allied health with a concentration in occupational therapy sciences from the University of Tampa. Most recently, I earned a master of public health (MPH) degree with a specialization in health promotion and behavior from the University of South Florida.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers