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Sacramento State Faculty Dr. Michelle Dang

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Contact Information

Name: Dr. Michelle Dang

Title: Professor

Office Location: Folsom Hall 2021


Office Phone: 916-278-1511

Mailing Address: Sacramento State - School of Nursing 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6096

Professional Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Human Development), University of California, Davis
  • M.S.N, California State University, Sacramento
  • School Nurse Credential, California State University, Sacramento
  • B.S.N., San Francisco State University

Curriculum Vitae

Certifications and Credentials

  • California Public Health Nurse Certificate
  • ANCC Board Certified Advanced Public Health Nursing Certification (PHNA-BC)
  • California School Nurse Credential
  • Quality Matters Higher Ed Peer Reviewer
  • Quality Matters Master Reviewer
  • Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate


  • NURS 160 - Human Sexuality
  • NURS 170 - Foundations in Evidence-Based Practice
  • NURS 171 - Transitional Concepts for Professional Nursing
  • NURS 174 - Community Health Nursing: Concepts and Practice
  • NURS 174C - Community Health Practicum
  • NURS 500 - Culminating Experience

Research Interests

  • Social networks and connectedness among homeless youth
  • Transition health support for foster youth

Select Publications

  • Dang, M. T., Amos, A., Dangerfield, M., Ford, B., Kern, K., & Moon, M. (2019). A youth participatory project to address STIs and HIV among homeless youth. Comprehensive Child & Adolescent Nursing, 42(3), 222-240. 
  • Stanley, M. J., Serratos, J., Matthew, W., Fernandez, D., & Dang, M. T.(2018). Integrating video simulation scenarios into online nursing instruction. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(4), 245-249.
  • Dang. M. T., Conger, K., Breslau, J., & Miller, E. (2014). Exploring protective factors among homeless youth: The role of natural mentors, Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, 25(3), 1121-1138.
  • Adams, C., Drake, C., Dang, M., & Le-Hinds, N. (2014). Optimization of injury prevention outreach for helmet safety. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 21(3), 133-138.
  • Dang, M. T. (2014). Social connectedness and self-esteem: Predictors of resilience in mental health among maltreated homelss youth. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35(3), 212-219.
  • Dang, M. T., & Miller, E. (2013). Characteristics of natural mentoring relationships from the perspectives of homeless youth. Journal of Child Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 26(4), 246-253.
  • Dang, M. T. Genetic and social determinants of health: An ecological perspective (2013). In B. Raingruber, Contemporary health promotion in nursing practice. Burlington, MA: Jones & Barlett.
  • Dang, M. T., Whitney, K. D., Virata, M. C., Binger, M. M., & Miller, E. (2012). A web-based personal health information system for homeless youth and young adults. Public Health Nursing, 29(4), 313-319.
  • Dang, M. T. (2010). The history of laws and regulations related to children with development disabilities: Implications for school nursing practice today. Journal of School Nursing, 26(4), 252-259.
  • Baker, D. L., Dang, M. T., Ly, M. Y., & Diaz, R. (2010). Perception of barriers to immunization among parents of Hmong origin. American Journal of Public Health, 100, 839-845.
  • Baker, D. L., Miller, E., Dang, M. T., Yaangh, C. S., & Hansen, R. L. (2010). Developing culturally responses approaches with Southeast Asian American families experiencing developmental disabilities. Pediatrics, 126, S146-S150.
  • Sakimura, J. N., Dang, M. T., Ballard, K., & Hansen, R. L. (2008). Cognitive and temperament profiles in 3- to 5- year-old children with aggressive behavior. Journal of School Health, 78(1), 38-45.
  • Dang, M. T., Warrington, D., Tung, T., Baker, D., & Pan, R .J. (2007). A school-based approach to early identification and management of students with ADHD. Journal of School Nursing, 23(1), 2-12.

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  • Outstanding Faculty Award for Community Service, College of Health and Human Services, Sacramento State 
  • Bayada Award for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice
  • Provost’s Research Fellow 2013-2014, Sacramento State
  • Finalist, Nursing Excellence Awards 2013, Volunteerism and Service
  • Nurse of Distinction, 2013, Alpha Phi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority
  • Finalist, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar
  • CSUS Retirees Association Inaugural Faculty Development Grant Recipient