Michelle L. Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FADCES, FAAN portrait
  • Assistant Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center
  • Medical Director, Intensive Diabetes Education and Support Program
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

Research Statement

Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP is an Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing and Adjuct Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine. My program of research is focused on how individuals manage their diabetes in the context of technology and peer health. I have examined individuals who participate in online peer health via the organic, patient-driven and community-governed Diabetes Online Community. The majority of adults have internet access and those with chronic conditions are increasingly going online to seek peers who have the same condition. The use online communities to support chronic conditions is a new movement in healthcare delivery. This work sets the stage to understanding how online peer health is associated with patient outcomes. My work also examines how adults and elders are using real-time continuous glucose monitoring technology and associated data sharing to facilitate safety. Finally, I developed a high-fidelity diabetes simulation, the Fakebetes Challenge, aimed to improve healthcare provider understanding of the complexities of diabetes management. By replicating diabetes related tasks and day-to-day challenges that patients face, healthcare providers gain an experiential knowledge and empathy that cannot be taught in the classroom.

Presentations

  • Litchman ML. Sociality in Diabetes Care: Connecting to Enhance Your Clinical Skills. Invited Speaker, American Association of Diabetes Educators Utah Chapter, Sandy, UT. , , 2013.
  • Litchman ML. Using Social Medial to Gain Clinical Insight. Invited Speaker, University of Utah Mentoring for U “Social Media and Your Career Workshop”, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2012.
  • Litchman ML, Tran MJ. Diabetes Mixer. Invited Speaker, American Association of Diabetes Educators, Utah Chapter, Sandy, UT. , , 2012.
  • Litchman ML. Insulin management in Family Practice. Invited Speaker, St. Marks Hospital Family Practice Residents, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2012.
  • Litchman ML. Diabetes: An Update of Medications and Technology. Invited Speaker, Rocky Mountain Region Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing Society Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2011.
  • Litchman ML. Diabetes Update 2011. Utah Association of Home Care 2011 Convention & Expo, Sandy, UT. , , 2011.
  • Kim DH, Hartman A, Litchman ML. Understanding the Requirements of the New Physician Face to Face Patient Evaluation. Utah Association of Home Care 2011 Convention & Expo, Sandy, UT. , , 2011.
  • Ross L, Litchman ML. Diabetes Outreach Services: A New Paradigm of Care. Association of Diabetes Educators of Utah Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2009.
  • Litchman ML, Ross L. Diabetes Update for Home Health. Breakout session. Utah Association for Home Care Annual Convention & Expo “Change with High Marks”, Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2009.
  • Litchman ML, Tomky D. Diabetes Update for Primary Care Providers. Utah Nurse Practitioners 16th Annual Pharmacology Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2009.
  • Litchman ML. Role Modeling Health Behaviors: The Debate. Association of Diabetes Educators of Utah Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2009.
  • Litchman ML. Diabetes Update 2008. Weber State University Baccalaureate Program, Ogden, UT. , , 2008.
  • Litchman ML. Diabetes Update 2008: Medications, Technology, and Ongoing Evaluation. Sigma Theta Tau International, Nu Nu Chapter’s 3rd Annual Exploring Nursing Conference: Pearls of Practice, Layton, UT. , , 2008.
  • Litchman ML, Clapp K. Nursing Innovations. Sigma Theta Tau International, Nu Nu Chapter’s 2nd Annual Exploring Nursing Conference, Weber State University Davis Campus, Layton, UT. , , 2007.
  • Litchman ML. Bone Health: What do we know in 2007? Northern Utah Nurse Practitioner Quarterly Meeting, Layton, UT. , , 2007.
  • Litchman ML. Bone Health: What do we know in 2008? Utah Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant Networking Group, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2007.
  • Litchman ML. Child Maltreatment. University of Utah Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2005.
  • Mitchell JA, Litchman ML. What Every Nurse Should Know About Pediatric Abuse. Weber State University Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Ogden, UT. , , 2004.
  • Mitchell JA, Litchman ML. What Every Nurse Should Know About Pediatric Abuse. Weber State University Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Ogden, UT. , , 2003.
  • Carver JF, Mitchell JA, Litchman ML. Physical Abuse in the Pediatric Patient. Weber State University, Associate Degree Nursing Program, Ogden, UT. , , 2002.
  • Carver JF, Litchman ML. Weber/Morgan Children’s Justice Center: Community Based Child Protection Program. Weber State University Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Ogden, UT. , , 2002.
  • Mitchell JA, Litchman ML. Physical Abuse in the Child Victim. Weber State University Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Ogden, UT. , , 2002.
  • Carver JF, Litchman ML. What Every Nurse Should Know About Pediatric Sexual Abuse. Weber State University Baccalaureate Nursing Program. Ogden, UT. , , 2002.
  • Litchman ML. Methamphetamine Toxicity. Weber State University Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Ogden, UT. , , 2002.
  • Litchman ML. Diabetes Management: Considerations in the Elderly. Invited Speaker. The 17th Annual Tennessee Valley Gerontology Conference. “The Silver Tsunami – Preparing to Role with the Wave”, Florence, AL. , , 2012.
  • Litchman ML. Home Assessment: Getting the Whole Picture. Invited Speaker. The 17th Annual Tennessee Valley Gerontology Conference. “The Silver Tsunami – Preparing to Role with the Wave”, Florence, AL. , , 2012.
  • Litchman ML, Berman A, Lee S, Delbanco T. Older Adults Taking Hold of their Health: Technologies that Foster Transparency and Engagement (OpenNotes, Online Communities, and Apps). Panel Presentation, Med X, Palo Alto, CA. , , 2015.
  • Litchman ML, Shockley S. The Fakebetes Challenge: Patient as Educator. Med X | Ed, Palo Alto, CA. , , 2015.
  • Litchman ML. The Diabetes Online Community: A SOCIAL MEDI(c)A(l) Approach to #DiabetesCare. 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Diabetes Educators, New Orleans, LA. , , 2015.
  • Litchman ML, Edelman L, Donaldson G. Engagement in the Diabetes Online Community is Associated with Better Glycemic Control. Medicine 2.014 Summit and World Congress, Maui, HI. , , 2014.
  • Litchman ML, Ross L, Winmill D. Diabetes Management in the Elderly, Pregnant, and Autoimmune: A Panel's Perspective. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 27th National Conference, Orlando, FL. , , 2012.
  • Litchman ML. Using Social Media to Gain Clinical Insight. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 27th National Conference, Orlando, FL. , , 2012.
  • Litchman ML, Oliver S. Early Career Nurses, Is Graduate Education for You? Breakout Session. National Student Nurses Association 59th Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2011.
  • Hartman A, Smith J, Litchman ML. Complete Diabetes Management in Home Health. Breakout session. National Association of Home Care 28th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA. , , 2009.
  • Litchman ML, Hartman A, Reed P. A Successful Collaborative Practice Model for In-Home Diabetes Management. Breakout session. National Association of Home Care 27th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, FL. , , 2008.
  • Presenter, Harmony Home Health and Hospice, Ogden, UT, Diabetes Update: What’s New in 2012, In-Service. , , 2012.
  • Presenter, Harmony Home Health and Hospice, Salt Lake City, UT, Diabetes Update: What’s New in 2012, In-Service. , , 2012.
  • Presenter, Rocky Mountain Home Care, Salt Lake Branch, Diabetes Update 2011, In-Service. , , 2011.
  • Presenter, Harmony Home Health and Hospice, Salt Lake Branch, Diabetes Update for Home Health, In-Service. , , 2011.
  • Presenter, Symbii Home Health and Hospice, Diabetes Update 2011, In-Service. , , 2011.
  • Presenter, Valley Mental Health, Flex Care, Diabetes Update 2010, In-Service. , , 2011.
  • Presenter, Harmony Home Health and Hospice, Clearfield Branch, Diabetes Update for Home Health, In-Service. , , 2010.
  • Presenter, Symbii Home Health and Hospice, Diabetes, Cystitis, and Falls, In-Service. , , 2009.
  • Presenter, BlueStar Home Health, Diabetes Jeopardy, In-Service. , , 2009.
  • Co-Presenter, Home Caregivers, Diabetes Update 2009, In-Service. , , 2009.
  • Presenter, Access Home Care and Hospice, Diabetes Update 2009, In-Service. , , 2009.
  • Co-Presenter, BlueStar Home Health, Diabetes & Aging. , , 2009.
  • Co-Presenter, Love Home Health, Diabetes Update 2009, In-Service. , , 2009.
  • Co-Presenter, Zion’s Way Home Health & Hospice, Diabetes Update 2009, In-Service. , , 2009.
  • Presenter, Wasatch Care Center, Diabetes Update 2009, In-Service. , , 2009.
  • Presenter, First Choice Home Health and Hospice, Diabetes Jeopardy, In-Service. , , 2009.
  • Presenter, First Choice Home Health and Hospice, Diabetes Update 2008, In-Service. , , 2008.
  • Presenter, Alta Meadows Home Health, Diabetes Update 2008, In-Service. , , 2008.
  • Presenter, Willow Creek Home Care, Clearfield, UT, Diabetes Update 2008, In-Service. , , 2008.
  • Presenter, BlueStar Home Health, Diabetes Update 2008. , , 2008.
  • Presenter, Willow Creek Home Care, Salt Lake City, UT, Diabetes Update 2008, In-Service. , , 2008.
  • Presenter, Health Watch, Diabetes Update 2007, In-Service. , , 2007.
  • Presenter, Harmony Home Health and Hospice, Diabetes Update 2007, In-Service. , , 2007.
  • Presenter, First Choice Home Health and Hospice, Trouble-Shooting Blood Sugars in Home Health, In-Service. , , 2007.
  • Presenter, Utah Deaf Community Center, New Trends in Diabetes, Community Education. , , 2007.
  • Presenter, Heritage Brookside Home Care, Diabetes Update 2007, In-Service. , , 2007.
  • Presenter, Northern Utah Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, Photography, Genital Anatomy, & Injury Documentation, In-Service. , , 2005.
  • Co-Presenter, Division of Child and Family Services, Weber, Morgan, Cache and Davis County, Child Endangerment: Hair Analysis. , , 2004.
  • Presenter, Operation Smile: Utah Chapter, Retreat, Getting Motivated to Fundraise. , , 2004.
  • Presenter, McKay-Dee Hospital, Pediatric Unit and Float Pool, What Every Nurse Should Know About Child Abuse. , , 2004.
  • Presenter, McKay-Dee Hospital, Float Pool, Chest Tubes, Arterial Lines and Post-Angio Care. , , 2004.
  • Co-Presenter, Division of Child and Family Services, Weber, Morgan, Cache and Davis County, Physical Abuse: Recognition and Documentation. , , 2002.
  • Litchman ML, Winmill DB, Tran M. Diabetes Mixer: A Successful Social Networking event for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes. Poster session presented at Utah Nurse Practitioners 19th Annual Pharmacology Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • Litchman ML. The Diabetes Online Community: A Content Analysis of Return Members. Poster session presented at Medicine 2.0 World Congress, Boston, MA. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • Litchman ML. Musicians with Type 1 Diabetes: A Qualitative Analysis of Public Interviews. Poster session presented at Western Institute of Nursing, Las Vegas, NV. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Litchman ML. Insulin Pump Therapy in a Homebound Elder with Type 1 Diabetes. Poster session presented at American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Litchman ML, Ing J, Tran MJ, Burr RE. The Impact of a Home Health Medicare Policy Change on Elders with Diabetes in a Utah Endocrinology Practice. Poster session presented at Sigma Theta Tau International Nu Nu Chapter Induction, Ogden, UT. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Litchman ML. Diabetes Outreach Services: A New Paradigm of Care. Poster session presented at Sigma Theta Tau International Nu Nu Chapter Induction, Ogden, UT. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Litchman ML. Diabetes Outreach Services: A New Paradigm of Care. Poster session presented at 5th Annual Center on Aging Research Retreat, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Litchman ML, Ing J, Tran MJ, Burr RE. The Impact of a Home Health Medicare Policy Change on Elders with Diabetes in a Utah Endocrinology Practice. Poster session presented at 5th Annual Center on Aging Research Retreat, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Litchman ML. Insulin Pump Therapy in a Homebound Elder with Type 1 Diabetes. Poster session presented at 6th Annual Nursing Research Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Litchman ML. Musicians with Type 1 Diabetes: A Qualitative Analysis of Public Interviews. Poster session presented at 6th Annual Nursing Research Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Litchman ML. Insulin Pump Therapy in a Homebound Elder with Type 1 Diabetes. Poster session presented at 35th Annual Snowbird Conference presented by the Utah Nurses Association, Utah Nurse Practitioners, and Utah Academy of Physician Assistants, Snowbird, UT. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Litchman ML. Musicians with Type 1 Diabetes: A Qualitative Analysis of Public Interviews. Poster session presented at 35th Annual Snowbird Conference presented by the Utah Nurses Association, Utah Nurse Practitioners, and Utah Academy of Physician Assistants, Snowbird, UT. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Litchman ML, Ing J, Tran MJ, Burr RE. The Impact of a Home Health Medicare Policy Change on Elders with Diabetes in a Utah Endocrinology Practice. Poster session presented at Gerontological Society of America. Late breaker poster session, New Orleans, LA. Poster, Presented, 2010.

Languages

  • English, Fluent.
  • American Sign Language (ASL), Functional.