Michele M. Suhie, PhD, MT (ASCP)
Coordinator, Geriatric Health & Wellness Programs
Dr. Suhie has been teaching at Sacred Heart University since 2007. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2001 in clinical laboratory science from The Ohio State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with Distinction. After working in the Critical Care Laboratory at The Ohio State University Medical Center, she joined the faculty of the Medical Technology Division in the School of Allied Medical Professions at Ohio State, where she served as an instructor, coordinator of admissions and clinical internships, and division honors representative. While teaching in Medical Technology at Ohio State, Dr. Suhie earned her M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2006), both in Workforce Development and Education, specializing in gerontology, health education, and adult education. In 2005, she received the Award of Excellence in the Ph.D. Program from the Department of Workforce Development and Education.
Dr. Suhie’s research interests include older adult and caregiver wellness, psycho-social retirement preparation, and the integration of service learning into the online learning environment. Dr. Suhie’s retirement research has been presented at conferences of the American Society on Aging, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Ohio Association for Gerontology and Education, in addition to receiving several awards.
Dr. Suhie has enjoyed working with older adults in the community, including teaching courses at independent living facilities and senior centers in both Ohio and Connecticut. She has also served as a board member to the Ohio Association for Gerontology and Education and as a member of the resource committee for the Columbus State Community College’s Lifelong Learning Institute.
At Sacred Heart University, Dr. Suhie currently serves as the Coordinator of Geriatric Health and Wellness Programs. She also teaches courses in health and wellness in later life, chronic illness and frailty in later life, and general pathophysiology & pharmacology.