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Michelle Sotero, Ph.D., MPH

Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Department(s): Environmental and Occupational Health, Healthcare Administration and Policy
Office: GTW 317
Mail Code: 3063
Phone: 702-895-3091
Email: michelle.sotero@unlv.edu


Michelle M. Sotero, Ph.D., MPH is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Care Administration and Policy in the School of Public Health. She has served as a faculty member in various capacities since 2005. She has 20 years of experience in healthcare and public health human resources and program development. Her work in the development of hospital interpreter services and cultural competency programs have been nationally recognized by the National Association of Public Hospitals and the Joint Commission. She is a 2010 Great Basin Public Health Leadership Institute Scholar. She is also a recipient of the UNLV CSUN Faculty Excellence Award. Prior to joining UNLV in her current role, Dr. Sotero was the program coordinator for a multimillion dollar teen pregnancy prevention grant through the Office of Adolescent Health at the Southern Nevada Health District. Her research interests include looking at new ways to integrate and coordinate public health and health systems to achieve health equity.

Research Specialties

  • Adolescent health 
  • Racial and ethnic health disparities
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Historical trauma
  • Workforce cultural competency

Teaching Expertise and Interests

Cultural competence, teaching large courses, engaging students, peer teaching observations, teaching consultations, community engagement