Michelle Hampton

Michelle Hampton, Special Director for DEIMichelle DeCoux Hampton, RN, PhD is the College of Health and Human Sciences Special Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Associate Professor in The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State University. She joined SJSU in 2018, but has 16 years of experience in academia and 27 years as Registered Nurse. Her teaching experience has focused on decreasing stigma and promoting a recovery mindset in psychiatric mental health nursing, as well as preparing prelicensure, Master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice students for evidence based practice in her research courses. She served as an administrative leader in Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and provided university and departmental leadership with regard to faculty development. Her goal is to contribute to improving health equity for underserved populations by increasing access to health professional education for members of underrepresented communities, and by educating current students and practicing professionals. 


  • PhD University of California, San Francisco – School of Nursing
  • MSN University of California, San Francisco – School of Nursing (Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing)
  • BA University of Southern California (Psychology)


Areas of Interest:

  • Health inequities
  • Antiracist education
  • Access to higher education for underrepresented students
  • Scientific writing development pedagogy
  • Psychiatric mental health nursing clinical education and simulation




SJSU ScholarWorks

Twitter: @DecouxHampton

Selected Publications

  1. Hampton, MD, Dawkins, D, Rickman Patrick, S, O’Leary-Kelley, C, Onglengco, R, & Stobbe, B. (2021). Nursing Program Admission Barriers in the United States: Considerations for Increasing Enrollment of Black Students, 47(1). 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001071
  2. Hampton, MD, Moonsamy, N, Guo, N, & Arce, E. Minority populations: Examining vulnerability and health disparities through the framework of caste. (2021) In F. Gary & M. Lotas (Eds.), A Population Health Approach to Health Disparities for Nurses: Care of Vulnerable Populations (pp. TBD). Springer Publishing. Submitted.
  3. Hampton, MD & Chafetz, L. (2021). Evaluating Scientific Writing Skill in DNP Program Students. Nurse Educator. 46(3). 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000883
  4. Hampton, MD. (2020). CSEY service provider perceptions of critical needs for effective care as youth transition from juvenile detention to the community. Child Abuse & Neglect. 100.  doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104084
  5. Hampton, MD & Lieggi, M. (2020). Commercial sexual exploitation of youth in the United States: A qualitative systematic review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 21(1), 57-70. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524838017742168
  6. Hampton, MD. (2019). A five-year evaluation of faculty use of practical within-course writing development strategies in a doctoral nursing program. Nurse Educator. Advanced online publication, 44(4), 197-201. 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000589
  7. Hampton, MD, Chafetz, L, & Portillo, C. (2012). Differences in substance-related risk behavior between dual and triple diagnosed severely mentally ill adults. Mental Health and Substance Use. 5(1), 52-63. 10.1080/17523281.2011.608374
  8. Hampton, MD. (2012). Constructivism applied to psychiatric-mental health nursing: An alternative to supplement traditional clinical education. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 21(1), 60-68. 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2011.00755.x
  9. Hampton, MD, Chafetz, L. & White, M. (2010). Exploring the impact of race on mental health service utilization among African Americans and Whites with severe mental illness. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 16(2), 78-88. 10.1177/1078390310362264
  10. Hampton, MD, Chafetz, L & White, M. (2009). Eligibility, recruitment, and retention of African Americans with severe mental illness in community research. Community Mental Health Journal, 45(2), 137-43. 10.1007/s10597-008-9162-7
  11. Hampton, MD. (2007). The role of acuity and treatment setting in the overdiagnosis of schizophrenia in African Americans with severe mental illness. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 21(6), 327-335. 10.1016/j.apnu.2007.04.006