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Michele G Shedlin


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Room 672
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Michele G. Shedlin, PhD, is a Professor in the Meyers College of Nursing and Adjunct Professor in the College of Dentistry, and Visiting Professor at the University of Szeged, Hungary. She is a medical anthropologist with extensive experience in qualitative reproductive health, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS research in Africa, Latin America and the U.S. She has designed and implemented behavioral studies at the community, university and national levels, to inform and evaluate prevention and care. Currently she teaches in the doctoral program and has taught Narrative Medicine in FAS. Dr. Shedlin mentors new researchers with the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR), at the VA and NYU School of Medicine. She is a member of the Meyers Faculty Council, Deputy Director, WHO Collaborating Center in Gerontologic Nursing, and the Provost’s Academic Advisory Committee and Cross University Faculty Forum. She has chaired the Council on Ethics and Professional Responsibility (Meyers and Dentistry) and is on the Advisory Committee of the NYU Center for Bioethics. Her past experience includes heading her own research consulting firm, and as faculty at Columbia University School of Public Health and the University of Texas (Leavell Chair in Nursing and Public Health and Co-Director, NIH Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center).


PhD, 1982, Columbia University School of Arts and Sciences
MPhil, 1982, Columbia University School of Arts and Sciences
MA, 1975, Columbia University School of Arts and Sciences
BS, 1968, Columbia University School of General Studies
1961 & 1962, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Summer Sessions

Honors and awards

Senior Fulbright Scholar (College of Dentistry, University of Szeged, Hungary (2013)
Honorary University Professorship, University of Szeged, Hungary (2013)


Infectious disease
Women's health

Professional membership

Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
Hungarian American Medical Association of America;American Anthropological Association
Society for Medical Anthropology;Population Association of America
American Public Health Association, Latino Caucus
Editorial Board, Advances in Population AIDS and Anthropology Research Group, Board of Directors, IMIFAP, Mexico
International Editorial Board, Journal of Sexuality Research & Social Policy
Editorial Board, EHQUIDAD: International Journal of Social Sciences and Social Work (Spain)



Ethics-in-the-Round: A guided peer approach for addressing ethical issues confronting nursing students

Katherine Hutchinson, M., Shedlin, M., Gallo, B., Krainovich-Miller, B., & Fulmer, T. (2014). Nursing Education Perspectives, 35(1), 58-60.