Michelle Marie Vance

Assistant Professor

Michelle Marie Vance
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College of Health & Human Sciences

Sociology & Social Work

Gibbs Hall 102 B
Ph.D.Public Affairs (Social Work) / University of Central Florida
M.S.Social Work / University of North Carolina at Charlotte
B.S.Sociology / Appalachian State University


Dr. Michelle Vance is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Social Work and Sociology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University She primarily teaches Diversity, Social Justice, and Field Education courses in the Joint Master of Social Work program. Her research focuses on reducing and eliminating mental health disparities for Black communities, specifically pertaining to suicide prevention/intervention and mental health care after incarceration. Currently, her work is focused on culturally modifying and adapting a care coordination suicide prevention model for Black youth and families.

Research Interests

Community engaged research, intersectionality, mental health disparities, suicide interventions, implementation science, culturally adaptive interventions.

Recent Publications

  • Michelle Vance, Jeannette Wade, Mervin Brandy Jr., Aiyana Rice Webster (2022). (Contextualizing Black Women’s Mental Health in the Twenty-First Century: Gendered Racism and Suicide-Related Behavior). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
  • Michelle Vance (2022). (Exploring service use disparities among suicidal Black youth in a suicide prevention care coordination intervention). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities .
  • Michelle Vance (2022). (Supporting diversity and inclusiveness amid a changing academic landscape). (Handbook of research on updating and innovating health professions education: Post-pandemic perspectives) IGI GLOBAL .
  • Michelle Vance (2021). (Caring transitions—A care coordination intervention to reduce suicide risk among youth discharged from inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.). Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.