Dr. Micah Griffin
Director of Health Programs
Kingsborough Community College
Dr. Griffin has worked in higher education and public health for over a decade in a variety of roles and health service settings. He has worked on grant projects and campus health initiatives that improved student health and campus health service utilization. He has managed initiatives such as MyQuest for Health; a grant project that screened students and assigned them a health coach to improve BMI and health behaviors. Developed The Student Health Alliance, a student led organization that supported student health engagement, peer education, campus safety, and LGBTQ inclusion. The majority of his experience has been focused on improving health outcomes for students of color, specifically at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU’s). He is also the Founder of Heal Our People Incorporated, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that supports the social and well-being needs of African-American men through innovative programs focused on mentoring college students, fatherhood training, and barbershop health promotion.
Previously, Dr. Griffin served on the Faculty at Livingstone College where he taught courses on health & nutrition. He also developed a Health Studies concentration at Livingstone College to better prepare students interested in health professions. Dr. Griffin also served as Director of The John & Ella Byrd McCain Health and Counseling Center at Alabama A&M University, where he lead a team of health professionals that significantly improved student health outcomes on campus and increased student access through innovative models of care and outreach. While at Alabama A&M, Dr. Griffin helped developed comprehensive policies to support students of concern with an emphasis on suicide prevention programs for students of color. He currently serves as Director of Health Programs with The City University of New York (CUNY) at Kingsborough Community College. In this role he manages a portfolio of Allied Health programs supporting accreditation, curriculum management, and community outreach. He also collaborates with student health & wellness programs across CUNY to improve student health outcomes.
Dr. Griffin has a passion for improving health equity and supporting diversity and inclusion. In 2019, he helped establish the HBCU Coalition with American College Health Association (ACHA). in 2020, he was also awarded The Hannibal E. Howell award for promoting diversity in college health. Dr. Griffin currently serves as a Member-at-Large on the ACHA Board of Directors advising organization leadership and supporting long-term goals. His research is focused on campus health service delivery and student health behaviors, health equity and social determinants of health. Dr. Griffin has a Masters in Exercise Science, a Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA), and Ph.D. in Health Services with a focus in Community Health.