Michelle Hospital, Ph.D., LMHC, BBA
Title: Former FIU ADVANCE Internal Evaluator; Associate Research Professor and Associate Director of Research, Community Based Research Institute
Dr. Michelle Hospital is an Associate Research Professor and Associate Director of Research, Community Based Research Institute at FIU, an Applied Life-Span Developmental Psychologist, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida. She has extensive clinical and research experience with ethnically diverse adolescents and young adults as well as inner city populations. Dr. Hospital currently serves as a Co-Investigator on two SAMHSA funded studies implementing substance abuse and HIV evidence based prevention with urban Hispanic/Latino youth. She is also the principal investigator (PI) of multiple funded research studies exploring the impact of complementary programs among minority youth (e.g., music education, yoga and equine facilitated psychotherapy). Recently, she served as the site-PI of a multi-site NIH funded R01 examining the impact of parent communication on college student drinking and has served as Co-Investigator on four NIH funded R01 clinical trials examining the effectiveness of brief substance abuse interventions with at-risk youth. Dr. Hospital has extensive expertise in the area of community-based clinical assessment, as well as working clinically and conducting research with minority populations, particularly Hispanic youth and young adults. She is a first generation Hispanic, is fully fluent in Spanish, and has a particular interest in working on health disparities research. Dr. Hospital has worked collaboratively with Dr. Wagner and Dr. Morris for over 10 years.