Michele L. Allen, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Michele L. Allen

Contact Info


Office Address:
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware St SE, Ste 166
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Administrative Assistant Name
Jack Q Smith

Administrative Email

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Program Director, Program in Health Disparities Research

Endowed Chair of Health Equity Research

MD, University of Minnesota

Ramsey Family and Community Medicine Residency (formerly in St. Paul)

MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Prior to joining department faculty and the Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research, Michele Allen, MD, MS, completed a fellowship in primary care research and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. She is active in health disparities research and scholarship and serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals.

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Mentor Award, University of Minnesota Post-Doctoral Association, 2015


  • Spanish


Research Funding Grants

2016-20, NIMHD, co-PI, "Participatory Trial of a Health Promoting School Approach to Positive Youth Development and Wellness Promotion"


Allen ML, Rosas-Lee M, Ortega L, Hang M, Pergament S, Pratt R. They just respect you for who you are: contributors to educator positive youth development promotion for Somali, Latino, and Hmong students. J Prim Prev. 2016;37(1):71-86.

Allen ML. Mexican Heritage Families in Transition and Youth Smoking Initiation. J Adolesc Health. 2015;57(1):3-4.

Ault-Brutus A, Lee C, Singer S, Allen M, Alegria M. Examining implementation of a patient activation and self-management intervention within the context of an effectiveness trial. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2014;41(6):777-87.

van Ryn M, Hardeman RR, Phelan SM, ... Allen ML, et al. Psychosocial predictors of attitudes toward physician empathy in clinical encounters among 4732 1st year medical students: a report from the CHANGES study. Patient Educ Couns. 2014;96(3):367-75.

Svetaz MV, Garcia-Huidobro D, Allen M. Parents and family matter: strategies for developing family-centered adolescent care within primary care practices. Prim Care. 2014;41(3):489-506.


Board Certifications

Family Medicine