Michelle Quirke, is a Registered Dental Hygienist and project manager for IN LSAMP. As project manager she assists campuses across Indiana in developing recruitment and retention models to increase the number of underrepresented minorities receiving STEM degrees. Prior to this appointment she was a visiting clinical assistant in dental hygiene located in the department of periodontics and allied dental programs at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. She is an adjunct professor in University College at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She holds a Master of Science degree in Adult Continuing Education from IU. In Fall 2017, she will teach a new Themed Learning Community, Root of Disease which focuses on impact of disease as a public health issue. Ms. Quirke has taught, introduction to dental hygiene, radiology, and community dental health.

Ms. Quirke’s areas of research are self-efficacy in clinical practice, student self-assessment, integrating information literacy into healthcare curriculum, dental radiology, oral health, systemic health, service learning, and increasing access to dental care for underserved populations. She has a wealth of experience at IUPUI working with research and grant management for federally funded programs including research and training grants.