2018-2020 NAM Osteopathic Medicine Fellow

February 28, 2018

Dr. Michelle Kvalsund is a clinical neurophysiologist and neuroepidemiologist with special interest in tropical neurology and global health. Her research focuses on intersections between nutrition, infectious disease, and neurologic health and disease in resource-limited settings. As an assistant professor of neurology and director of adult global neurology initiatives within the Michigan State University Department of Neurology’s International Neurologic & Psychiatric Epidemiology Program, Dr. Kvalsund spends 9-months annually in Lusaka, Zambia where she is principal investigator for the “Research on Assessments of Vitamin B12 and Evaluation of Neuropathy Study” (RAVENS) study. In detailing preventable nutritional and toxico-nutritional neurologic morbidity in resource-limiting settings, her research has important potential public health and health policy implications relating to food production and storage, nutritional supplementation, as well as national and HIV formulary guidelines in resource-limited settings. Dr. Kvalsund also holds an adjunct appointment as an honorary lecturer at the University of Zambia School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine and participates in clinical educational activities with medical students and post-graduates, holds a weekly general neurology clinic and conducts inpatient consultations at the University Teaching Hospital. She is also the director of the electromyography division of the University Teaching Hospital electrodiagnostic laboratory.

 

Michelle Kvalsund, DO, MS
2018-2020 Osteopathic Medicine Fellow