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

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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


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-3467
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Asthma and Allergy Center
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0487


Dr. Michelle Eakin is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department. She studies asthma outcomes in inner-city children and behavioral science and adherence.

Dr. Eakin holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from the University of Houston. She received a PhD from the University of Houston and completed fellowships at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine before joining the faculty. more


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

Departments / Divisions



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

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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