Michelle L Stransky, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics



I am a health services researcher and sociologist who examines health and health care outcomes among underserved populations. I conduct statistical analyses of nationally representative survey data to identify health disparities alongside thematic analyses of interview data to reveal the processes underlying such disparities. My work focuses on recommending improvements to policy and clinical practice that will reduce disparities. I enjoy collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds to design and conduct research that addresses the needs of populations of interest.


  • University of New Hampshire, PhD
  • University of New Hampshire, MA
  • Cedar Crest College, BA


  • Published on 2/29/2024

    Stransky ML, van Waes A, Fernandez-PastraƱ A I, Scott H, Adolphe S. The Gap Between What Parents Need and How Pediatric Primary Care Providers Can Help Families of Children With Special Education Needs. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2024 Feb 29; 99228241234702. PMID: 38420926.

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  • Published on 12/8/2023

    Stransky ML, Bremer-Kamens M, Bair-Merritt M, Howard C, Brooks C, Meill A, Morris A, Sheldrick RC. Conceptualizations of health, ability to act upon those definitions and desire for supports among families from historically marginalized communities. Child Care Health Dev. 2024 Jan; 50(1):e13214. PMID: 38062906.

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  • Published on 7/6/2023

    Dorsey Holliman B, Stransky M, Dieujuste N, Morris M. Disability doesn't discriminate: health inequities at the intersection of race and disability. Front Rehabil Sci. 2023; 4:1075775. PMID: 37484601.

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  • Published on 3/31/2023

    Feinberg E, Stransky ML, Augustyn M, Broder-Fingert S, Bennett A, Weitzman C, Kuhn J, Chu A, Cabral HJ, Fenick AM, Blum NJ. Effect of Family Navigation on Participation in Part C Early Intervention. Acad Pediatr. 2023 Jul; 23(5):904-912. PMID: 37004879.

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  • Published on 3/2/2023

    Oshita JY, Gell NM, Stransky ML, Reed NS, MacLean CD. Prevalence and sociodemographic characteristics of US community-dwelling older adults with communication disabilities, using the national health and aging trends survey. J Commun Disord. 2023; 102:106316. PMID: 36870271.

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  • Published on 10/13/2022

    Stransky ML, Fuchu P, Prendergast K, Morton S, Ndulue U, Feinberg E. Beyond Housing for Health: Using Flexible Funds to Improve Maternal and Child Health. J Urban Health. 2022 Dec; 99(6):1027-1032. PMID: 36227409.

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  • Published on 5/25/2022

    Davidson MM, Alonzo CN, Stransky ML. Access to Speech and Language Services and Service Providers for Children With Speech and Language Disorders. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2022 07 12; 31(4):1702-1718. PMID: 35613324.

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  • Published on 2/17/2022

    Adolphe S, Fernandez-Pastrana I, Scott H, Okafor I, Stransky ML. EASE-ing the Way for Pediatric Providers and Parents: The Engagement and Access to Special Education (EASE) Clinic. Acad Pediatr. 2022 May-Jun; 22(4):705-707. PMID: 35182792.

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  • Published on 10/6/2021

    Mullikin K, Stransky M, Tendulkar S, Casey M, Kosinski K. Informal preparation and years of experience: Key correlates of dyslexia knowledge among Massachusetts early elementary teachers. Dyslexia. 2021 Nov; 27(4):510-524. PMID: 34612546.

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  • Published on 8/31/2021

    Stransky ML, Oshita JY, Morris MA. Receipt of treatment among a nationally representative sample of US adults with communication disorders. J Commun Disord. 2021 Nov-Dec; 94:106148. PMID: 34509749.

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