• American University
  • Anthropology

Michelle Marzullo

Point Scholar  2004 – 2009

Michelle A. Marzullo, PhD, has engaged a wide range of studies including policy, programmatic, public health, government and marketing research with Fortune 100 companies. She holds over fifteen years experience devising and managing mixed methodology studies on access to higher education, anti-tobacco health communications, marriage and coupling in the U.S., Gay-Straight Alliances, HIV/AIDS, and child welfare.

She holds a PhD in anthropology concentrating in race, gender and social justice, a Master’s degree in human sexuality studies with a focus on national- and state-level policy formation, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Her work generally centers on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) populations as well as youth/young adult populations.

Dr. Marzullo has worked on research and demonstration projects for the Point Foundation, Rescue Social Change Group, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Child Welfare League of America, California Department of Public Health’s Program Development and Evaluation Unit (CDPH) through the Sequoia Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through Partnership for Prevention, Kaiser Permanente’s Division of Research, the California Gay Straight Alliance Policy Project, National Sexuality Resource Center, and Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality.

She has also taught university-level courses on community service learning, public policy making, cross-cultural sexuality and gender, introduction to cultural anthropology, and inequality in America.Michelle pursues a vigorous research, teaching and activism schedule by publishing in academic journals, encyclopedias and blogs as well as organizing and presenting on various academic panels, political events, and conducting research studies that aim to contribute to positive social change for the communities with whom she works. She is honored to be a past recipient of the American University College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship, a Point Foundation Scholarship, the Carlos Enrique Cisneros Scholarship for LGBTQ students of distinction attending American University, Genentech’s Out & Equal Scholarship, and the Grant Larsen Fellowship at San Francisco State University.

When she is not working she can be found walking her dogs Samson and Delilah in open fields, trying to recreate meals she eats in restaurants, and running the beaches of Southern California.

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