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Michelle Villegas-Gold

University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 7205

Dr. Michelle Villegas-Gold is the Director of Health and Clinical Research within the Office of the Vice President of Research at ASU Knowledge Enterprise. Prior to her current role, Michelle was a University Innovation Fellow with the Office of the President at ASU, where she developed and incubated new university-wide initiatives that advance ASU's charter and design aspirations. Additionally, from 2015-2018 while pursuing her Ph.D., Michelle served as the Center-wide Research Assistant for the Center for the Future of Arizona, within the Office of the President Emeritus at ASU. Before joining ASU, Michelle worked as a masters' level counselor in several inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings with children, adolescents, and adults. Michelle specializes in trauma- and stress-related, feeding and eating, anxiety, dissociative, and substance-related and addictive disorders, with specific expertise in the neurobiology of trauma. 

Michelle has a Ph.D. in Global Health from Arizona State University with a certificate in Women and Gender Studies, a Master of Public Health within the Global Health and Leadership track from New York University, and a Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State University. Michelle completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Arizona where she majored in Psychology and minored in French. 

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Global Health from Arizona State University (2018)
  • Certificate, Women and Gender Studies from Arizona State University (2018)
  • Master of Public Health (Global Health and Leadership) from New York University (2014)
  • Master of Counseling from Arizona State University (2009)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology from the University of Arizona (2006)