Profile: Suzanne Michael

Senior Research Analyst


Dr. Suzanne Michael brings to the Education and Employment Research Center diverse expertise and experiences as a program director/evaluator, researcher, policy analyst, grant writer, and educator. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in sociology, social policy and public health (Hunter College, Adelphi University and Lehman College). She has also led numerous staff development trainings. While at Adelphi, Suzanne established and directed the inaugural years of the Vital Signs’ project resulting in a series of epidemiological studies and monographs about Long Island’s social health which have informed policies and programs across Long Island’s public and non-profit sectors; and have been used in the academy. Prior to her academic appointments, Suzanne was Director of Program Development/Community Affairs for the New York City Department of Health's Division of Child and Adolescent Health. She also coordinated NYC’s Pediatric HIV/AIDS School Review Committee.  A founding member of the Center of Immigrant Health (now affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering), Suzanne has worked extensively to increase the delivery of culturally and linguistically appropriate health and social services to immigrant communities. Early in her professional; career Suzanne worked as a therapist with diverse inner city families in Brooklyn, New York.  She has authored journal articles, monographs, research reports, and book chapters and been on the editorial board of peer review journals. Suzanne received her Ph.D. in Sociology from City University of New York, an MS from Columbia University School of Social Work, and her BA in anthropology from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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