Susan Michaels-Strasser

Susan Michaels-Strasser

Susan Michaels-Strasser

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center


New York New York

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Susan Michaels-Strasser, PhD, MPH, is a public health professional with over 25 years of experience in nursing and public health. She is the senior implementation director at ICAP, providing leadership and direction for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ICAP's global portfolio of public health programs. In her role as associate director for nursing programs, she serves, also, as principal investigator for a HRSA-funded, multi-county initiative to strengthen and sustain nursing roles in the care of people living with HIV. She has served at senior management and training levels at various organizations working across Southern Africa. Her areas of expertise include pediatric care and support, nurse training, and use of point of care diagnostics. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner, a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nurses, a member of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Michaels-Strasser holds a MPH and MSc in nursing from Yale University and a PhD in public health from the University of Cape Town.



PhD, 2006, University of Cape Town
MPH, 1995, Yale University
MSc, 1995, Yale University
BS, 1986, University of Rochester

Mailman Affiliations

Senior Implementation Director, ICAP

Associate Director Global Nurse Capacity Building Program, ICAP

Other Affiliations

Honors & Awards

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing- Research Award
Wilbur G. Downs Fellow in International Health, Yale University
Recipient of Award from National Association of Nurse Practitioners and Associates

Areas of Expertise

Child Health and Development, Global Health, Healthcare Providers, HIV/AIDS, Maternal-to-Child Transmission, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Emerging Infections, Epidemics, Child and Maternal Mortality

Select Global Activities

Principal Investigator- CDC Award to Strengthen Nurse Initiation and Management of ART (NIMART), South Africa

Principal Investigator-Global Nurses Capacity Building Project (multi country HRSA award) , Zimbabwe: Multi country award to strengthen the quality and quantity of the nursing and midwifery workforce. Countries include: Cameroon, Cote D'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia

Principle Investigator- Responsive and Resilient Health Systems (HRSA award) : Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo

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