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Michelle Odlum EdD

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing
Michelle Odlum, EdD

    Education & Training

  • BSN, Syracuse University
  • MPH, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
  • EdD, Columbia University, Teachers College


2013 – Present    American Nurses Association (ANA)
2013 – Present    American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
2012 – Present    International AIDS Society
2011 – Present    Christian Connection for International Health (CCIH)
2011 – Present    United Nations Association (UNA)
2010 – Present    American Public Health Association (APHA)      
                 2009   Society of Public Health Educators (SOPHE)
2008 – Present    Scientists Without Boarders
                   2000   Public Health Association of New York City
     2001 – 2005   National Assembly of School-based Health Centers

Honors & Awards

6/2014 – 1/2015     Columbia Public Voices Fellowship – Fellowship Recipient
9/2013 – 11/2016  American Public Health Association- International Health - Section Councilor
7/2013 – 7/2015    Columbia University Provost’s – Post Doctoral Research Scholar Award
4/2013 – 4/2015    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) – Junior Investigator Award
               10/2010    American Public Health Association - PHEHP – Student Award Winner (Research Abstract)
                 5/2010    Columbia University, Teachers College– Dissertation Distinction Award
                 4/2002    Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program- Fellowship Recipient
5/2000 – 5/2001    Public Health Association of New York City -Goldmann Student Merit Award (Honorable Mention)
9/1999 – 5/2001    Columbia University - Mailman School of Public Health- Public Health Scholars Award

Research Interests

  • Social, cultural & economic determinants of health Social equity & the elimination of health disparities in vulnerable populations HIV/AIDS Disparities in health care access, quality & delivery for racial and ethnic minorities Sustainable development Community organization & empowerment

NIH Grants


    Sep 15 2011 - Sep 14 2017


    Aug 15 2013 - May 14 2015


Odlum M, Gordon P, et al. Exploring Factors Related to the Adoption and Acceptance of an Internet-based Electronic Personal Health Management Tool (EPHMT) in a Low Income, Special Needs Population of People Living with HIV and AIDS in New York City.  Nursing Informatics Proceedings 2014.

Odlum M, et al. AmeriCares: Health Worker Safety Initiative – Final Evaluation Report 2013

Ritko A and Odlum M.  Gap Analysis of Biomedical Informatics Graduate Education Competencies.  AMIA Annual Symp Proc 2013.

Odlum M, Gordon P, Camhi E, Schnall R,et al.  Contributing Factors to the Implementation and Use of a Continuity of Care Document (CCD) for People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWH) Nov. 2012 J Hlth Care for the Poor Underserved.

Gordon P, Camhi E, Hesse R, Odlum M, Schnall R, Rodriguez M, Valdez E, Bakken S. Processes and outcomes of developing a continuity of care document for use as a personal health record by people living with HIV/AIDS in New York City. Int J Med Inform. 2012; 81(10):e63-73.

Bakken S, Camhi E, Hesse R, Odlum M, et al.  Application of the RE-AIM Framework to Synthesize the Evaluation of an Electronic Continuity of Care Document for PLWH.  23rd International Conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics User Centered Networked Health Care - A. Moen et al. (Eds.) MIE 2011

Smith A, Odlum M., et al.  Patient perceptions pre-implementation of Personal Health Records (PHRs): A qualitative study of People Living with HIV in New York City. 2012 Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services

Odlum M.  An Exploratory Analysis of Factors Associated with Use of the Internet and a Continuity of Care Document for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS in New York City.  2010. Proquest Dissertation Database.

Wantland DJ, Odlum M, et al. Barriers and Facilitators to Use of a Continuity of Care Document (CCD) in HIV/AIDS Care: Persons Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWH) Health Care Provider Perspectives. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2009.

Schnall R, Odlum M, et al. Barriers to Implementation of a Continuity of Care Record (CCR) in HIV/ AIDS Care. Stud Health Info Tech 2009.

WebberMP, Hoxie A, Odlum M, et al.  Impact of Asthma Intervention in Two Elementary School-Based Health Centers in the Bronx, New York City.  Pediatric Pulmonology Volume 40 (6): 487 – 493.

Oruwariye T, Webber MP, Odlum M, Appel D.  Are caregivers of children with asthma getting adequate smoking cessation counseling?  Pediatric Research 2003.

Juszczak L, Schlitt J, Odlum M, et al. 2001-2002 National School-Based Health Census Report.  The National Assembly on School- Based Health May 2003.