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Dr. Michelle Crozier earned both her PhD in Public Health (2017) and Master of Public Health (MPH) (2008) with concentrations in Epidemiology from the University of South Florida College of Public Health (USF COPH). Her applied public health experience includes working as a communicable disease epidemiologist and program manager with the Florida Department of Health, in addition to serving as the influenza epidemiologist for the Volusia County Health Department during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. In her academic roles, Dr. Crozier taught as an adjunct for the University of Central Florida, worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Epidemiology MPH Concentration Lead at the USF COPH, and most recently, managed the Health Sciences Collegiate Academy for Lake-Sumter State College. She is experienced in non-profit program evaluation, enjoys mentoring students, and her research is focused on mitigating the adverse impact of psychological trauma in the community.

Areas of Expertise

  • Population-based Research
  • Applied Epidemiology
  • Program Evaluation


Ph.D. in Public Health
University of South Florida


Research Interests

  • Adverse Childhood Events
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Resilience


  • School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA)Award for Excellence in Integrating Science and Mathematics (2021)
  • UCF Excellence in Research Award, CCIE Level Awardee (2021)
  • UCF Women’s History Month Honoree (2020)
  • Article (13 Rules that Expire!) featured in The Best of Teaching Children Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, and Mathematics Teacher on Questions, Discourse, and Evidence. Issue 1. Reprint from original article which appeared in Teaching Children Mathematics in 2014. (2019)
  • Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Early Career Award (2018)


  • Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honors Society, 2019


  • Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
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