Michelle Gehring, DHA, MSN, RN

Michelle Gehring, DHA, MSN, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
gehring3@uwm.eduCunningham Hall 551
Clinical Assistant Professor

My teaching and research interests include mental health care, health care access for the urban homeless, street medicine, and health care interventions for HIV-positive populations. Prior to being a nurse, I worked as a member of the Mennonite Voluntary Services Organization — first in a homeless assistance agency in Skid Row of Los Angeles, then in an AIDS ministry in the heart of Manhattan, NY. During this time, I piloted a city-wide hospital visitation program among several inpatient AIDS units.

My classroom, online, and clinical teaching is augmented by ongoing partnerships with organizations such as National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the Mental Health Education Coalition, and the Bread of Life Hospitality Center for the homeless and near-homeless. As a bona fide city dweller, the multidisciplinary opportunities available in the metro Milwaukee area remain an inspiration to teaching and living.


DHA (Doctor of Health Administration) University of Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
MSN University of Phoenix
BSN UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing
BS Carroll University

Current Research

Intellectual Contributions

Gehring, Michelle. NAMI Greater Milwaukee “Pieces: In My Own Voice” Discussion Guide. 2011.
Gehring, Michelle. The Impact of Faith-based Practices on Adherence to Medication Regimens among HIV-positive Men. 2010.
Gehring, Michelle. AIDS and Multicultural Health Care: An Undergraduate Curriculum. 2005.
Gehring, Michelle. AIDS: A Christian Response. 1996.
Gehring, Michelle. Scarlet Ribbons: Coping with AIDS. 1. Daughters of Sarah, 1995: 34-36.
Gehring, Michelle. The People Divided- Writing award, Carroll University. 1992.


Gehring, Michelle. “Workforce Data and Mental Health Redesign: Nursing’s Voice.” Partners Investing in Nursing (PIN) Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA. 2013.
Gehring, Michelle. “Leadership for Creating a Multidisciplinary Mental Health Simulation Education Program.” Sigma Theta Tau 42nd Biennial Convention. Indianapolis, IN. 2013.
Gehring, Michelle, and Thongpriwan, Vipavee. “The Voice of BSN Senior Nursing Students: Mental Health as the 'Broccoli' of Nursing Coursework.” APNA 26th Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. 2012.
Gehring, Michelle. “The Impact of Faith-based Interventions on Adherence to Medication Regimens among HIV-positive Men.” Dissertation Defense- 2010. University of Phoenix. 2010.
Gehring, Michelle. “Study of a Visiting Nurses Association’s Compliance with Medication Education and Documentation.” Student Nurses Association Annual Convention. Madison, WI. 1999.