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Michelle Burbage, PhD

Assistant Professor Educator

Environmental & Public Health Sciences | College of Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • PhD: University of Cincinnati (Health Education)
  • M.S.: University of Cincinnati (Health Education)
  • B.A.: University of Cincinnati (Psychology)
  • Minor: University of Cincinnati (Biology)
Contact Information
Research Interests

Factors related to determinants of health, health disparities, substance use, mental health, and risky behaviors. Research is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children, adolescents, minorities, and other vulnerable populations. Passionate about global health and community engagement.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Burbage, M. L., Vidourek, R. A., Ya-Husan, L., & King. K. 2022. Ecstasy use among youth: An examination of psychosocial factors. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, ,

Yockey, R. A., King, K. A., Vidourek, R. A., Burbage, M. L., & Merianos, A. L. 2019. The depiction of sexuality among university students on Snapchat. Sexuality & Culture, 23 1, 132

Burbage, M. L., & D. K. Walker. 2018. A call to strengthen mental health supports for refugee children and youth. NAM Perspectives, National Academy of Medicine, ,

Vidourek, R.A. & Burbage, M. 2018. Positive mental health and mental health stigma: A qualitative study assessing student attitudes. Mental Health & Prevention, 13 , 1

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., & Burbage, M.L. 2018. Beyond the bong: Edible marijuana use among college students Cannabis , 1 1, 35

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., Burbage, M.L., & Culp, A. 2018. NMPD use among Hispanic youth: An emerging problem. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 28 1, 55

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., Merianos, A.L., Burbage, M.L., & Olowoye, O. 2018. Marijuana use among college students and attitudes towards legalization. American Journal of Health Studies, 33 2, 99

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., Burbage, M., & Okuley, B. 2017. Impact of parenting behaviors on recent alcohol use among African American students Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, , 1

Nabors, L., Baker-Phibbs, C., & Burbage, M. 2016. Predictors of child functioning and problem behaviors for children diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder and externalizing problems. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 44 2, 92

Burbage, M., Mason, M., Nabors, L., & Kichler, J. 2015. An evaluation of a juvenile idiopathic arthritis retreat for families Pediatric Rheumatology, 13 12,

Burbage, Michelle L; Mason, Meredith B; Nabors, Laura A; Kichler, Jessica C 2015. An evaluation of a juvenile idiopathic arthritis retreat for families. Pediatric rheumatology online journal, 13 , 12

Woodson, K. D., Thakkar, S., Burbage, M. L., Kichler, J., & Nabors, L. 2015. Children with chronic illnesses: Factors influencing family hardiness Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 38 1, 57

Nabors, L., Burbage, M. L., Woodson, K., & Swoboda, C. 2014. Implementation of an after-school obesity prevention programing: Helping young children towards improved health Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 38 1, 22

Nabors, L., Kichler, J.C., Burbage, M.L., Swoboda, C.M., & Andreone, T.L 2014. Children’s learning and goal-setting at a diabetes camp. Diabetes Spectrum, 27 4, 257

Nabors, Laura A; Kichler, Jessica C; Burbage, Michelle L; Swoboda, Christopher M; Andreone, Teresa L 2014. Children's Learning and Goal-Setting at a Diabetes Camp. Diabetes spectrum : a publication of the American Diabetes Association, 27 4, 257-63

Vidourek, R. A., King, K. A., & Burbage, M. L. 2014. Authoritarian parenting and ecstasy use among US youth. Journal of Behavioral Health, 3 4, 250

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., & Burbage, M.L. 2014. Correlates to over-the-counter drug use among college students Journal of Substance Use, 20 5, 1

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., & Burbage, M.L. 2014. Synthetic THC use among university students: An exploration of perceived harm, ease of access, and friends’ use American Journal of Health Studies, ,

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., Burbage, M. L. 2014. Reasons for synthetic THC use among college students Journal of Drug Education, 43 4, 353

Nabors, L., Burbage, M.L, Pangallo, J., Gardocki, S., & Bernard, A 2013. Delivery and evaluation of a pilot obesity prevention project for urban Appalachian children Open Journal of Pediatrics, 3 , 300

Vidourek, Rebecca A; King, Keith A; Burbage, Michelle L 2013. Reasons for synthetic THC use among college students. Journal of drug education, 43 4, 353-63