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Michelle Papachrisanthou, D.N.P., APRN, CPNP-PC

Associate Professor; Pediatric Primary Care NP Coordinator; Course Coordinator for Advanced Health Promotion

Courses Taught

Master's level Nurse Practitioner Program, Nursing of Children I and II, Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Practicum and Advanced Health Promotion


  • B.S.N., Barnes College of Nursing at University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • M.S.N., Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • D.N.P., Saint Louis University

Research Interests

Dr. Papachrisanthou's area of research interest involves the health and wellness of the pediatric patient; specifically through primary health promotion measures involving innovative techniques to improving immunization adherence. As part of health promotion for children, she is also interested in pediatric injury prevention, proper nutrition, and adolescent risk taking behaviors.

Publications and Media Placements

  • Papachrisanthou, M. (Accepted September 4, 2016). Sudden onset of yellow skin and an itchy rash in a 2 year-old male. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
  • Papachrisanthou, M. & Davis, R. (2016).  When vague becomes traumatically clear. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(8), e367-e368, e377-e379.
  • Papachrisanthou, M., Lorenz, R. A., & Loman, D. G., (2016). Increasing immunization adherence among parents of low-income infants:  The effects of visually enhanced education. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(5), 304-310.
  • Papachrisanthou, M. & Davis, R. (2016). Management of gastroesophageal reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease: One to eighteen years of age. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 30(3), 289-294.
  • Papachrisanthou, M. & Davis, R. (2015). Management of gastroesophageal reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease: Birth to one year of age. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 29(6), 558-564.
  • Papachrisanthou, M. & Davis, R. (2015). Waking up to a child with abrupt personality changes. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(10), 1048-1049, 1064-1066.
  • Davis, R.L. & Papachrisanthou, M. (2015). Influencing factors and decision making regarding a painful summer rash. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(8), 836-838.