Michelle Bangen, MPH, CHES is a violence prevention and health promotion practitioner in higher education. She has over 10 years of experience with innovative approaches to wellness, sexual violence and substance abuse prevention. She has developed award-winning and nationally recognized prevention programs, most recently a NASPA Gold Excellence Award for the Beavers Give A Dam™ bystander intervention program. Michelle is passionate about social justice and is committed to anti-oppression work. She is dedicated to creating communities where people of all identities feel safe, included, valued and heard; communities where all people can succeed and thrive.
Michelle has participated in and lead research projects evaluating the efficacy of her bystander programs, exploring sexual consent attitudes among university students, and assessing a campus-wide consent campaign. She is currently the Chair-Elect for the American College Health Association’s Health Promotion Section and a member of the EVERFI Sexual Assault Advisory Board. Michelle has held leadership roles in national, state and regional professional organizations as well as campus/community coalitions and task forces, serving as a sexual violence topical expert to local and national media outlets, campus administrators and prevention practitioners across the country.
In her current role as Associate Director for Prevention & Wellness, Michelle contributes to the vision and leadership of sexual violence prevention, health promotion and wellness efforts at Oregon State University. She leads, sets priorities for and contributes to campus-wide sexual violence prevention and health promotion efforts, overseeing the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based and culturally responsive programs and services.