College of Nursing
Expertise: Diabetes—the cost of insulin, social media interface for health care
Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FADCES, FAAN is an assistant professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing, adjunct assistant professor of Internal Medicine, and nurse practitioner at the Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center. She serves as the medical director of the Intensive Diabetes Education and Support Program at the University of Utah, a multidisciplinary diabetes self-management education and support program that integrates shared medical visits.
Litchman's NIH and foundation-funded research is focused on
- examining the social context of diabetes self-management in online and family (romantic partners, parents) environments,
- technology-mediated interventions to address health disparities in underserved and underrepresented populations (deaf, Hispanic, rural), and
- novel methods to examine real-world diabetes management. Her research has been highlighted across national media outlets, including NPR Science Friday, CNN, and The Doctors. Litchman has worked closely with legislators and national professional organizations, where her research has influenced policies and practice.
Litchman received her research doctorate and master’s degree from the University of Utah and undergraduate degree from Weber State University. She is a Jonas Scholar, Betty Irene Moore Nurse Leader and Innovation Fellow, and Presidential Societal Impact Scholar. Lichtman is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, and American Academy of Nursing.