Michelle Nichols, MD

August 15, 2022 / Share:

Dr. Michelle Nichols is the Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Designated
Institutional Official (DIO) at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to coming
to Meharry in June 2022, she was Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Morehouse School of
Medicine and the Medical Director for Morehouse Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. She received
her MD degree and residency training in family medicine from the University of Mississippi
School of Medicine and her faculty development fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.
In December 2021, Dr. Nichols received her physician executive MBA from University of
Tennessee, Haslam College of Business. She is board certified in Family Medicine and a
diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Nichols is a member of numerous
medical societies including American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), National Medical
Association (NMA), and Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). She is a past
recipient of the prestigious “Educator of the Year Award” for the Georgia Academy of Family
Physicians and is a past Chair of the Family Medicine Section of the National Medical
Association. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Heritage Scholarship Fund of the
Atlanta Medical Association and is currently a Board Member for the Henry County Georgia
Hospital Authority.

Dr. Nichols is a strong advocate for increasing diversity and inclusion, decreasing health
disparities, and advancing health equity. She has been working on the frontlines of the fight
against COVID-19, especially for communities of color. She was also the medical director for
the MSM/MHC Community COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Atlanta, GA. In 2021, her story
was featured on CNN and Becker’s Hospital Review as “Six Black women who have been on the
frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.” In June 2021, she was invited as a witness and
testified before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
(HELP) hearing on “Vaccines: America’s Shot at Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

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