Division of
Public Health

College of Human Medicine


Public Health Focus/Interests:
Dr. Marchese was an applied epidemiology fellow at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, where she worked in the Division of Environmental Health. While there, Michelle studied the effects of the statewide indoor smoking ban on asthma, heart attack and stroke. Currently, Michelle is working in the health insurance field, were she uses medical claims-based data to create health insights and develop programs that deliver better quality health care.



Doctor of Philosophy, Immunology, 2012
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Master of Public Health, 2012
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, 2006
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Public Health Courses Taught:

HM 803: Epidemiology and Public Health


Professional Experience/Expertise:

Biological determinants of population health

Data management


Research methodology


Professional Activities or Current Research:

Senior epidemiologist at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, engaged in quality health research


Recent Publications, Presentations (2010 to present):

Racial Disparities in Michigan Asthma Hospitalizations Following Implementation of the Smoke Free Air Law,Michigan, 2002-2012. Michelle E. Marchese, Farid Shamo, Corinne E. Miller, Robert L. Wahl, Yun Li. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2015 Nov 19; 12:E201.

Michigan Asthma Hospitalizations following Implementation of the Dr. Ron Davis Smoke Free Air Law: A Longitudinal Cohort Study, 2002-2012. Michelle E. Marchese, Farid Shamo, Corinne E. Miller, Robert L. Wahl, Yun Li. Council for State and Territorial Epidemiology Annual Conference, Jun 2014. Oral.

Vitamin E isoforms have opposite associations with lung spirometric parameters: the CARDIA study. Michelle E. Marchese, Rajesh Kumar, Laura A. Colangelo, Pedro C. Avila, David R Jacobs, Jr, Myron Gross, Akshay Sood, Kiang Liu, and Joan M. Cook-Mills. Respir Res, 2014 Mar 15; 15:31.

Distinct sites within the vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) cytoplasmic domain regulate VCAM-1 activation of calcium fluxes versus Rac1 during leukocyte transendothelial migration. Michelle E. Marchese, Sergejs Berdnikovs, Joan M. Cook-Mills. Biochemistry. 2012 Oct 16;51(41):8235-46.

Inhibition of Allergic Inflammation by Supplementation with 5-hydroxytrypotophan. Hiam Abdala-Valencia, Sergejs Berdnikovs, Christine A. McCary, Kelsey Swartz, Daniela Urick, Riti Mahadevia, Michelle E. Marchese, Joan M. Cook-Mills et.al. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2012 Oct 15; 303(8):L642-60.

VCAM-1 Expression and Signaling during Disease: Regulation by Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidants. Joan Cook-Mills, Michelle Marchese and Hiam Abdala-Valencia. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling. 2011 Sept 15; 15(6):1607-38.


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