ACCESS & ACTION
PRINCIPAL, Health access and Action
Michaels has extensive experience in consumer advocacy training, program planning and management. She is considered a national expert in improving community engagement in health care and clinical research. She founded and led the Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT) for over 10 years. Bringing over 25 years of progressive leadership in consumer and patient advocacy organizations, the National Cancer Institute and consulting, she has a strong commitment to social change through effective and meaningful community engagement around health care issues. Michaels served on Clinical Trials Advisory Panel of the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute for 3 years. She has co-authored 17 peer-reviewed publications around clinical trials and consumer engagement, and holds an MPH from UNC Chapel Hill School of Public Health.