Michele L. Allen, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Michele L. Allen

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-4760

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware St SE, Ste 166
Minneapolis, MN 55414

MD, University of Minnesota

Ramsey Family and Community Medicine Residency (formerly in St. Paul)

MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Prior to joining department faculty and the Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research, Michele Allen, MD, MS, completed a fellowship in primary care research and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. She is active in health disparities research and scholarship and serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals.

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Mentor Award, University of Minnesota Post-Doctoral Association, 2015


  • Spanish


Research Funding Grants

2016-20, NIMHD, co-PI, "Participatory Trial of a Health Promoting School Approach to Positive Youth Development and Wellness Promotion"


Allen ML, Rosas-Lee M, Ortega L, Hang M, Pergament S, Pratt R. They just respect you for who you are: contributors to educator positive youth development promotion for Somali, Latino, and Hmong students. J Prim Prev. 2016;37(1):71-86.

Allen ML. Mexican Heritage Families in Transition and Youth Smoking Initiation. J Adolesc Health. 2015;57(1):3-4.

Ault-Brutus A, Lee C, Singer S, Allen M, Alegria M. Examining implementation of a patient activation and self-management intervention within the context of an effectiveness trial. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2014;41(6):777-87.

van Ryn M, Hardeman RR, Phelan SM, ... Allen ML, et al. Psychosocial predictors of attitudes toward physician empathy in clinical encounters among 4732 1st year medical students: a report from the CHANGES study. Patient Educ Couns. 2014;96(3):367-75.

Svetaz MV, Garcia-Huidobro D, Allen M. Parents and family matter: strategies for developing family-centered adolescent care within primary care practices. Prim Care. 2014;41(3):489-506.


Board Certifications

Family Medicine