Skip Navigation


Angela Mickalide '75

September 24, 2020
By Angela Mickalide

Angela Mickalide, PhD, MCHES, is an internationally-lauded researcher and practitioner with more than 30 years’ experience in public health education, injury prevention, and health communication. 

Dr. Mickalide was valedictorian of the Class of 1975 at Saint Dominic Regional High School. She graduated summa cum laude from Colby College in Waterville, Maine swhere she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Psi Chi, the National Psychology Honor Society.

Dr. Mickalide earned her PhD degree at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, specializing in public health, psychology, and health education. Upon graduation, she was selected for membership in the Alpha Chapter of Delta Omega, the Public Health Honorary Society. Dr. Mickalide is also a master certified health education specialist (MCHES) and a graduated scholar in the Public Health Education Leadership Institute.

She is the Immediate-Past President of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is a nonprofit, independent professional association that represents a diverse membership of nearly 4,000 health education professionals and students in the US and 25 international countries. SOPHE members work in schools, universities, voluntary organizations, health care settings, worksites, and in local, state and federal government agencies.

At Safe Kids Worldwide and the Home Safety Council, Dr. Mickalide served in several senior management roles in research, programming and outreach.  She was most recently principal investigator and program director of the Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center based at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. Her duties included: providing fiscal oversight of a four-year, $6 million-dollar cooperative agreement from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau; leading a staff of nine employees; and developing and implementing the annual work plan. 

Despite a career based in the non-profit sector, Dr. Mickalide has maintained strong roots in the scholarly arena. She has published more than 90 articles, book chapters, research reports, and editorials as well as delivered nearly 400 conference presentations over the past three decades. Dr. Mickalide has held academic appointments in public health at both Johns Hopkins and George Washington Universities, and has mentored approximately 30 graduate students during their internships and capstone experiences. She also served on several peer-reviewed journal editorial boards, including Health Education and Behavior, Health Promotion Practice, Injury Prevention and the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion.

Angela has held leadership positions on many non-profit boards including the Kensington Historical Society, the American Association of University Women, the Montgomery County Maryland Commission on Children and Youth and Noyes Children’s Library.  She is a music lover and serves on the Board of Directors of the South County Concert Association.

Posted in Alumni