Michele Polfuss, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC
Dr. Polfuss joined the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing as an assistant professor in 2013. Her research has focused on pediatric obesity and its related co morbidities with a special interest in the role of the family through parenting and feeding behaviors and obesity within the special needs population. She is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner both in acute and primary care. Previous clinical experience includes working in pediatrics within the subspecialties of obesity, endocrinology, and cardiology.
Dr. Polfuss is an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) within the Childhood Obesity Special Interest Group. She has received the honors of being awarded the 2008 University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh Young Alumni of the Year (2008), APN Nurse Excellence Award at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (2010), Spina Bifida Young Investigator of the Year Award (2012) and Midwest Nursing Research Society Dissertation Award (2012).