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Natasha M. Mickel, Ph.D.
Family and Preventive Medicine

Natasha M. Mickel, PhD

Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Faculty Development
Director of Oklahoma Center for Mentoring Excellence
Program Coordinator of Center for Telemedicine

Family Medicine Center Building
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
​900 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73104


Academic Section(s):

OUFMC Research Division


2015 - Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma
2005 - Master of Education in Instructional Psychology and Technology, University of Oklahoma
2003 - Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Instructional Design Minor: Radio/Television, Cameron University
2002 - Associate of Science in Multimedia Instructional Design, Cameron University

Clinical/Research Interests:

  • Developing programs and resources for faculty development
  • Fostering mentoring excellence to provide well-trained mentors and comprehensive support for professional development
  • Pipelining primary care professionals into tribal, rural and underserved Oklahoma communities



Ongoing Projects

Effectiveness of Innovative Research Mentor Interventions among Underrepresented Minority Faculty in the Southwest
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Akshay Sood (Principal Investigator)
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health (NIH)
Funding Period: 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2024 

Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resource
Role: Associate Core Director; Director Oklahoma Center for Mentoring Excellence (OCME)
J. James (Principal Investigator)
Funding Agency: NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Funding Period: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2023

Addressing Health Disparities among Oklahoma Minority and Rural Communities through Clinical Research Education and Career Development
Role: Program Evaluator
J. Stoner & C. Houchen (Principal Investigators)
Funding Agency: NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Funding Period: 09/24/2017 - 05/31/2022

Completed Projects

Assessing the Mentoring Competencies of OUHSC Faculty: A Pilot Study
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Other Investigators: V. Williams, B. Wiskur, T. VanWagoner, & J. James
Institution: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Dates: 3/1/2017

Select Publications:

Mickel, N., Wiskur, B., James, J., & Williams, V.N. (2019) Mentee Assessment of Mentoring Competencies at an Academic Health Sciences Center. The Journal of Faculty Development.

Mickel, N., Wiskur, B., James, J., VanWagoner, T., & Williams, V.N. (2018) Assessing Faculty Capacity to Build an Effective Mentoring Network at an Academic Health Sciences Center. The Journal of Faculty Development, 32 (3), 35-46.

Mickel, N. M. (2015). Exploring Teachers’ Autonomy, Self-Efficacy, Motivation, and Perceptions of State Mandated Testing in the Context of No Child Left Behind (Doctoral dissertation, University of Oklahoma).

Hardré, P. L., Sullivan, D. W., & Roberts, N. (2008). Rural High School Teachers Best Motivating Practices. The Rural Educator, 30 (1), 19-31.