Michelle Wright

Michelle Wright
PhD, RN Assistant Professor

NUR 3.444 | Lab: Health Discovery Building 5.222

Area:
Adult Health Nursing Research Tenured/Tenure Track
Expertise:
Genetics Health Disparities Women Health

Biography

Dr. Wright joined the University of Texas at Austin in August of 2018. She holds joint appointments in the School of Nursing and Dell Medical School (Department of Women’s Health). Dr. Wright is also an affiliate of St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations (CHPR). Dr. Wright received her doctorate in 2014 from the University of North Dakota where her research focused on evaluating genome-wide methylation patterns related to health outcomes in pregnant women. She went on to complete postdoctoral study at Virginia Commonwealth University studying methods of evaluating genome-wide DNA methylation and microbiome data; and Yale University studying the influence of intergenerational omics on health disparities. Dr. Wright's research interests are centered on investigating relationships among environmental exposures, the microbiome, and genomic factors to determine how they contribute to health outcomes in human populations.