Many of the reasons that I enjoy teaching are the same reasons that attracted me to the field of nursing in the first place. I believe in collaboration with student and patients alike. I am passionate about empowering patients to take ownership of their health and students to take ownership of their education. I am an approachable, compassionate individual who both in the classroom and the exam room.
Michelle Zappas is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the USC Suzanne Dowark-Peck School of Social Work's Department of Nursing. She received her BSN, MSN and DNP from Columbia University. Michelle has experience as a family nurse practitioner and Director of Nursing at a community based clinic in the South Bronx. There she worked to provide evidence-based, preventative, and cost-effective health care to a diverse patient population across the lifespan. Most recently Michelle worked as a clinician to the Health Sciences Students at Columbia University Medical Center. There she provided the unique community of individual entering the health professions with easily accessible, high quality primary medical care, including women's health, urgent care, occupational, and travel medicine.
- Columbia University, New York, NY
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, October 2012
Master of Science Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, February 2009
Bachelor of Science Nursing, May 2007
- University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Bachelor of Science Animal Physiology & Neuroscience cum laude, June 2001
NURS 503 Theory: Clinical Management of Adult Patients
Peters, M. M. (2013). The use of Anti-Retroviral Therapy in the Prevention of HIV Transmission among Serodiscordant Couples. Clinical Scholars Review 6(2), 105-9.
Ulysse, F. & Peters, M. (2012). A 44-year-old female with metastatic cancer pain. Oncology Nursing Society.
Thyregod, H.G., Rowbotham, M.C., Peters, M.M., Possehn, J., Berro, M., Petersen, K.L. (2006). Natural history of pain following Herpes Zoster. Pain, 09(021), 10.1016.
Petersen, K.L., Peters. M.M, Reda, H.M., Berro, M., Rowbotham, M.C. (2003, March). Assessment of cutaneous nociceptor function by capsaicin response test during and after acute herpes zoster. 55th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology, Honolulu, Hawaii. Neurology, 60(5), A155.
Petersen, K.L., Rice, F.R., Berro, M., Reda, H.M., Peters, M.M., Ren, J., Rowbotham, M.C. (2003, March). Evolution of pain and coetaneous innervations after an episode of acute herpes zoster. 55th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology, Honolulu, Hawaii. Neurology, 60(5), A156.
Berry, J., Peters, M.M., Rowbotham, M.C., Petersen, K.L. (2003). Symptoms suggesting reflex-sympathetic dystrophy following acute herpes zoster. 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting, American Pain Society, Chicago. The Journal of Pain, 4(2), 14.
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