Michelle received her BS in biochemistry and cell biology and BA in psychology from University of California, San Diego. She earned her master of public health degree and completed a fellowship in maternal and child health at Boston University School of Public Health. She subsequently completed her MS in family medicine and BS at Columbia University School of Nursing. Michelle specializes in inflammatory bowel diseases, specifically Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Her interests include research focused on improving the understanding and clinical management of IBD, as well as quality of life for patients.