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Michele M. Doucette, PhD

Associate Professor, Assistant Dean of Integrated Curriculum for UME


 

​CU SOM Dean's Office

Mail Stop F523, Bldg. 500, E1313

13001 East 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

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303-724-4114 Office

 

michele.doucette@ucdenver.edu

 
 
 
ABOUT ME:

Michele currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Integrated Curriculum for Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Much of her current focus centers on managing, collecting, validating, and mapping course curricular elements for all four phases of the medical school curriculum. In addition, she oversees the day-to-day management and delivery of the Medical School curriculum.

Michele holds a PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Nutrition Science from Emory University, a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Georgia State University, and a BS in Engineering Sciences from Aurora University. She completed her postdoctoral work at Emory University in cell nutrient biology while receiving additional pedagogical training for undergraduate education. After leaving Emory University, Michele served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at Georgia State University (GSU), where she taught undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses and conducted research in tailored web-based weight intervention programs.

In addition to her responsibilities at GSU, Michele also served as a Health Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity in Atlanta, GA. Her work at the CDC included “translational” research, which focused on evaluating the most current research in the area of overweight/obesity and chronic disease and summarizing the findings in written materials targeted for health professionals and the lay public.

Michele also has served as the Chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, a 4,900+ member subgroup of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, specializing in weight management. 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: 

  • Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA)​ - WGEA 2018 Reginal Meeting Chair
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group Chair, 2009-2010
  • American Society for Clinical Nutrition    
  • American Society for Nutritional Sciences
  • Society for International Nutrition Research
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • The Obesity Society
PUBLICATIONS AND GREY LITERATURE:

Doucette, MM. Phytochemicals and cancer prevention. Scan’s Pulse, 17:1-3, 1998. 

Doucette, MM., Stevens, VL. Folate receptor function is regulated in response to different cellular growth rates in cultured mammalian cells. Journal of Nutrition, 131: 2819-2825, 2001.

Salazar, G., Love, R., Chen, S., Werner, E., Doucette, MM., Levey, A., Faundez, V. The zinc transporter ZnT3 interacts with AP-3 and it is targeted to a distinct synaptic vesicle subpopulation. Molecular Biology of the Cell, Cell, 15: 575-587, 2004.

Doucette, MM., Stevens, VL. Point mutations alter the cellular distribution of the human folate receptor in cultured chinese hamster ovary cells. Journal of Nutrition, 134: 308-316, 2004.

Salazar, G. Craige, B., Styers, ML., Newell, KA, Doucette, MM., Wainer, BH., Falcon-Perez, JM., Dell'Angelica, EC, Peden, AA., Werner, E., and Faundez, V. BLOC-1 Complex Deficiency Alters the Targeting of Adaptor Protein Complex-3 Cargoes. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 17(9):4014-26, 2006. 

Doucette, MM., Kren, K. The efficacy of using the therapeutic lifestyle changes diet for reducing comorbidities associated with overweight and obesity. Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. Weight Management Matters, 4: 6-11, 2007.

Baradel, L., Gillespie, C., Blanck, HM., Kicklighter, JR., Doucette, MM., Penumetcha, M. Temporal changes in trying to lose weight and recommended weight loss strategies among obese Americans, BRFSS, 1996-2003. Preventive Medicine, 49:158-164, 2009. 

Doucette, MM.  Can Lifestyle Modifications Using Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Reduce Weight and the Risk for Chronic Disease?  CDC/DNPAO, http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/downloads/R2P_life_change.pdf.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Doucette, M.M. Phytochemicals and cancer prevention. Scan’s Pulse, 17:1-3, 1998.

Doucette, M.M., Stevens, V.L. Folate receptor function is regulated in response to different cellular growth rates in cultured mammalian cells. J Nutr, 131: 2819-2825, 2001.

Salazar, G., Love, R., Chen, S., Werner, E., Doucette, M.M., Levey, A., Faundez, V. The zinc transporter ZnT3 interacts with AP-3 and it is targeted to a distinct synaptic vesicle subpopulation. Mol. Biol. Cell, 15: 575-587, 2004.

Doucette, M.M., Stevens, V.L. Point mutations alter the cellular distribution of the human folate receptor in cultured chinese hamster ovary cells. J Nutr, 134: 308-316, 2004.

Salazar, G., Craige, B., Styers, M.L., Newell, K.A., Doucette, M.M., Wainer, B.H., Falcon-Perez, J.M., Dell'Angelica, E.C., Peden, A.A., Werner, E., and Faundez, V. BLOC-1 Complex Deficiency Alters the Targeting of Adaptor Protein Complex-3 Cargoes. Mol Biol Cell, 17(9):4014-26, 2006.

Doucette, M.M., Kren, K. The efficacy of using the therapeutic lifestyle changes diet for reducing comorbidities associated with overweight and obesity. Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Weight Management Matters. 4: 6-11, 2007.

Zhu G.D., Salazar G., Zlatic S.A., Fiza B., Doucette M.M., Heilman C.J., Levey A.I., Faundez V., L'hernault S.W. SPE-39 Family Proteins Interact with the HOPS Complex and Function in Lysosomal Delivery. Mol Biol Cell, E08-07-0728, 2008.

Baradel, L., Gillespie, C., Kicklighter, J.R., Doucette, M.M., Penumetcha, M., Blanck, H.M.  Temporal changes in trying to lose weight and recommended weight loss strategies among obese Americans, BRFSS, 1996-2003. Preventive Medicine, 49:158-164, 2009.

Scientific Abstract Oral Presentations

Doucette, M.M., Kristyanne, ES. Stevens, VL. Characterization of extracellular folate uptake in cell lines expressing the GPI-anchored folate receptor (FR): changes in folate uptake and FR number throughout the cell proliferation process. FASEB 2000 Annual Conference, 2000.

Doucette, M.M., Stevens, VL. The availability of folate influences the regulation of the folate receptor. FASEB 2001 Annual Conference, 2001.

Doucette, M.M., Peters J. The Role of Environmental Assessments in Promoting Sustainable Healthy Lifestyle Changes. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual FNCE Conference, 2009.

Gaspar, D.L., Deutchman, M., Doucette, M.M. Outcomes of a Brief Ambulatory Clerkship Curriculum on the Identification of Common Intraoral Lesions. STFM Annual Spring Conference, 2010.

Doucette, M.M., Gaspar, D.L. Teaching Patient-centered Health Behavior Change in a Primary Care Clerkship. STFM Annual Spring Conference, 2010.

Gaspar, D.L., Doucette, M.M. Service Learning as an Element of Required Clinical Curriculum: A Medical School and Community Partnership. STFM Medical Student Education Conference. 2011.

Gaspar, D.L., Doucette, M.M. Using an Elderly Rural Population to Teach Team-based Care in an Ambulatory Clerkship. STFM Annual Spring Conference. 2011.

Jortberg, B., Doucette, M.M. The Future Is Now: Development of an e-learning Platform for Medical Student and Residency Education. STFM Annual Spring Conference. 2011.

Doucette, M.M., Gaspar, D.L., Deutchman, M. Enhancing Medical Student Education through Centers of Excellence. STFM Annual Spring Conference, 2011.

Doucette, M.M., Gaspar, D.L. Service Learning as a Required Component of a Clinical Curriculum: Reflections and Community Engagement. STFM Medical Student Education Conference, 2012.

Doucette, M.M., Gaspar, D.L., Jortberg, B. Using an innovative blended learning approach to enhance student education in the PCMH. STFM Annual Spring Conference, 2012.

Gaspar, D.L., Cook, J.S., Doucette, M.M., Deutchman, M. Centers of Excellence In Rural Training: Communities Partnering With Practices to Promote Rural Health Care. STFM Annual Conference, 2012.

Doucette, M.M. How to Create Your Own e-Learning Website. 2012 Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference (COLTT), 2012.

Doucette, M.M., Wearner, R. From Moodle to e-Books - An Educator's Evolving Journey. 2012 Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference (COLTT), 2012.

Doucette, M.M., Gaspar, D.L., LeClair, C.J. How to Use a WordPress-Based Website Platform to Deliver an e-Learning Curriculum to Medical Students. STFM Medical Student Education Conference, 2013.

Gaspar, D.L., Rodriquez, R., Doucette, M.M., Seymour, D.J., LeClair, C.J. Developing Home Visit Curriculum: A Medical Student & Residency Program Collaboration. STFM Annual Spring Conference, 2013.

Doucette, M.M., Gaspar, D.L. Using Interactive Media and e-Books to Deliver a PCMH Curriculum to Third Year Medical Students. STFM Annual Spring Conference, 2013.

Doucette, M.M. Create Your Own Interactive eBook Apps with Adobe InDesign and Digital Publishing Suite. 2013 Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference (COLTT), 2013.

Doucette, M.M., LeClair, C.J., Bucklin, B. Using a WordPress-Based Website Platform to Deliver a Longitudinal e-Learning Curriculum to Third Year Medical Students. CLIC International Conference, 2013.

Doucette, M.M., Gaspar, D.L., LeClair, C.J. Using Online Technologies to Learn Medical Students' Perceptions of PCMH Elements in their Clerkship Sites. STFM Medical Student Education Conference, 2014.

Macfarlane, H.A., Doucette, M.M., Gong, J. Time to Take Stock: Monitoring Student Clinical Encounters in Our Current Context. WGEA Regional Conference, 2015.

Skoretz, Y.M., Doucette, M.M. An Evaluation of a Community Service Learning Curriculum in a Third-Year Rural Primary Care Clerkship. STFM Conference on Medical Student Education, 2017.

Doucette, M.M., Macfarlane, H.A., Talavera, D., Parsons, B. A Deeper Dive into Curriculum Mapping: Creating a Searchable Curriculum Map. WGEA Regional Conference, 2017.

Talavera, D., Doucette, M.M., Hitt-Laustsen, J. Curriculum Mapping: Love it or Hate It. WGEA Regional Conference, 2017.

Doucette, M.M., Talavera, D. A Deeper Dive into Curriculum Mapping: Creating a Searchable Curriculum Map. AAMC CI Webinar Series. 2017.

Hitt-Laustsen, J., Doucette, M.M. Charting a New Territory of Curriculum Oversight. WGEA Regional Conference, 2018.​

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