Michelle DeCoux Hampton


Michelle DeCoux Hampton graduated from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing’s doctoral program in Spring 2007. She is an ANA certified clinical specialist in adult psychiatric and mental health nursing and was formerly assistant professor at Samuel Merritt College, School of Nursing in Oakland, California in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing program.  Currently, she is Associate Professor at San Jose State University at The Valley Foundation School of Nursing.

Her research interests include ethnic disparities in service utilization, social support, medical co-morbidity, and recovery for African Americans with severe mental illness. A registered nurse since 2004, Dr. Hampton has experience in caring for adults with mental illness in acute care psychiatry, community mental health, and skilled nursing settings. Throughout her work as a psychiatric nurse and as a masters and doctoral student, she has participated in research activities as well as published research and review articles in both Issues in Mental Health Nursing and Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. She was also a speaker at the 2004 American Public Health Association’s Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. and presented the “Best Student Research” poster at the 2007 International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses 9th Annual Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Prior to being awarded the SAMSHA fellowship, Dr. Hampton was awarded the National Institute of Mental Health Summer Research Fellowship, National Institute of Nursing Research Supplement for Underrepresented Minorities, UCSF Regents Opportunity Fellowship, and a Professional Nurse Traineeship. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and the International Society of Psychiatric Nurses.

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