Dornsife School of Public Health
3215 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Information

Call: +1-267-359-6064

Email: ylm23 at

Yvonne L. Michael, ScD SM


Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Drexel University


Dr. Michael received her ScD in Epidemiology and Health and Social Behavior from the Harvard School of Public Health, SM in Health and Social Behavior from the Harvard School of Public Health and BA in Government from the College of William and Mary. Dr. Michael’s research is focused on three primary areas: active aging, women’s health, and health disparities. The unifying theme across these research areas is the use of epidemiology as a method of inquiry to identify social characteristics of communities and individuals and describe the impact of these factors on population health.



  1. 1992


    College of William and Mary
  2. 1996


    Harvard School of Public Health
  3. 1999


    Harvard School of Public Health

Professional Appointments

  1. 1999-2000
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  2. 2000-2002
    Assistant Professor
    School of Community Health, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  3. 2002-2009
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine,School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR
  4. 2007-2014
    Affiliate Investigator
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR
  5. 2009-Present
    Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health, Philadelphia PA

Relevant Awards & Grants

  • 2021-2026
    Contribution of Longitudinal Neighborhood Determinants to Cognitive Health and Dementia Disparities within a Multi-Ethnic Cohort (R01 AG049970)
    National Institute on Aging
  • 2017-2021
    Health in Cities: Latin America
    Wellcome Trust