Michelle Nuttall Eakin, Ph.D., M.A.

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  • Co- Director, Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Research Interests

Behavioral science and adherence; Asthma outcomes in inner-city children ...read more


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-3467
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Asthma and Allergy Center
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: 410-550-0487
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Dr. Michelle Eakin is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department. She studies behavioral determinants of clinical outcomes in pulmonary diseases such as asthma and COPD. 

She has expertise in the development, evaluation and implementation of behavioral interventions into community settings.

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  • Co- Director, Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • B.S.; Brigham Young University (Utah) (1999)
  • M.A.; University of Houston (Texas) (2002)
  • Ph.D.; University of Houston (Texas) (2007)

Additional Training

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Eakin is interested in the implementation and evaluation of behavioral interventions to promote health behavior change in the community. She has studied behavioral interventions to support self-management in pediatric asthma and reduce secondhand smoke in partnership with Baltimore City Head Start.  She is also an expert in qualitative research methods and measurement development.  Currently, Dr. Eakin is examining the impact of medication adherence on clinical outcomes in COPD. Her long-term goal is to develop, evaluate, and implement self-management interventions for respiratory diseases to improve outcome and reduce disparities.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Phone: 410-550-0487
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