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Michelle M Knapp


Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Director, Substance Abuse Disorders Speciality Sequence

1 212 992 5967

433 First Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Dr. Michelle Knapp is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who uniquely specializes in the area of substance use and other addictive disorders. She has extensive experience in a number of psychiatric clinical and administrative roles, including working with clients across the lifespan practicing psychotherapy and medication management. She has taught at several universities and was part of a team that developed a grant-funded NP residency program for the Veterans Administration. She received her Master's degree from New York University and Doctoral degree with High Distinction from Chamberlain College of Nursing. As a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and other professional organizations, she has presented on novel approaches to the treatment of substance use disorders at a variety of national, regional, and local conferences. Her interests include political and grassroots advocacy work for nurses in substance use recovery. She has joined state and regional leaders, such as the New York State Nurses Association's Statewide Peer Assistance for Nurses, to promote a non-punitive recovery philosophy for substance using professionals.

Honors and awards

Member, Addictions Council's Steering Committee for American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2018)
Fellow, International Nurses Society on Addictions (2018)


Mental health
Substance use

Professional membership

International Nurses Society on Addictions
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
American Society of Addiction Medicine



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