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Michelle Griffin
Health Publications Editor, NIDA
Verbal Team
  • Happiest at the beach and in the water

  • Roll Tide!! College Football fan

  • Loves exploring new cities and traveling all over

  • It doesn't get any cuter than penguins

  • Nerd about all things health and medical

  • Loves hiking and exploring the outdoors

About this Bright Light

Michelle has worked for several higher education institutions throughout the southeastern United States. A graduate of The University of Alabama and Longwood University in Virginia, she brings her extensive background in public health, health sciences, health communications, and general communications and public relations to her role.

A lover of the beach, sunshine and water, you will most likely find Michelle planning her next trip to the beach. She spends her free time with her wonderful friends and family, and loves to go hiking and exploring new cities. You can catch her cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide each Saturday in the fall as well as exploring new restaurants and music venues.
  • Education

  • Master in Health Studies, Dept. of Health Sciences–The University of Alabama (AL)
  • Bachelor in Communication Studies, Public Relations and Organizational Communication–Longwood University (VA)
  • Awards

  • Longwood University Citizen Leadership Scholarship, and other various scholarships received at Longwood University
  • Outstanding Service and Contributions Award to the CDC YPN and Metro Atlanta (Presented at Annual CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) YPN (Young Professionals Network) Conference), 2017
  • ORISE Fellowship at CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention); graduate assistantship at The University of Alabama


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