Michelle Kvalsund, DO, MS

Michigan State University

Michelle Kvalsund is a neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist with special interests in tropical neurology and global health. She received degrees in epidemiology and medicine from Michigan State University in 2008 and 2009, respectively. She completed neurology residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2013, after which she returned to her global health roots at Michigan State University and undertook additional subspecialty training in clinical neurophysiology and neuroepidemiology. As an assistant professor of neurology and director of adult global neurology initiatives for the International Neurologic & Psychiatric Epidemiology Program (INPEP) in the Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology at Michigan State University, Dr. Kvalsund now spends 9 months annually conducting research on polyneuropathies and other neuromuscular disorders in Zambia. Her current research focuses on intersections between nutrition, infectious disease, and neurologic health and disease in resource-limited settings. While in Lusaka, she holds an adjunct appointment as visiting lecturer at the University of Zambia School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine and serves as a consultant neurologist and director of electromyography services at the University Teaching Hospital.