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

Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Nursing Education; Coordinator, Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program; Associate Professor


  • D.N.P., Saint Louis University, 2012
  • M.S.N., Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Missouri - St. Louis, 1999
  • B.S.N., Barnes College of Nursing at University of Missouri - St. Louis, 1995

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 improve immunization adherence. As part of health promotion for children, she is also interested in pediatric injury prevention and proper nutrition.

Publications and Media Placements


Honors and Awards

  •  Trudy Busch Valentine Academic Excellence in Nursing Award, 2023
  • Saint Louis Magazine’s 2018 Excellence in Nursing Finalist – Pediatrics: Non-Neonatal Category, 2018
  • Saint Louis University School of Nursing Teaching Excellence Award Finalists – Innovation in Clinical Teaching, 2015

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, 2013 - present
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners – Missouri Chapter, 2013 - present
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 1998 - present