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University of Michigan School of Information

Michelle Aebersold

Michelle Aebersold

Academic Program Director, Clinical Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Clinical Associate Professor of Information, School of Information Email: [email protected] Phone: 734/615-8498
Office: School of Information/1183 SNB Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: No Nursing in XR Personal website CV News About Michelle Aebersold


DR. MICHELLE AEBERSOLD is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She is currently an XR Faculty Innovator in Residence through the University of Michigan XR Initiative at the Center for Academic Innovation. Dr. Aebersold has extensive experience in using a variety of simulation learning methods including Extended Realities to improve the care of patients through caregiver education and training. She has developed the Simulation Model to Improve Learner and Health Outcomes (SMILHO).

Areas of interest

  1. Simulation
  2. XR-Mixed, Virtual and Augmented Reality
  3. Serious Games
  4. Quality and Safety
  5. Teamwork and Communication Training

Honors & Awards

  1. Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2015
  2. Certified Simulation Health Care Educator, 2015
  3. Excellence in Research, Midwest Nursing Research Society Systems Research Interest Group, 2016
  4. Excellence in Research: Advancing Research in the Field of Nursing Simulation & Clinical Laboratories-International Association of Clinical Simulation and Nursing (INACSL)
  5. SSH Presidential Citation – Knowledge Map Task Force-Development of an Interactive Research Map, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 2020.


PhD in Nursing
MSBA in Business
BSN in Nursing

News about Michelle Aebersold

Chloe Preble smiles and sits at a table in the Visualization Study at the James and Ann Duderstadt Center. An Oculus headset and controllers lay on the table in front of her.
User experience expert Chloe Preble develops intuitive learning experiences in extended reality

Master of Science in Information student Chloe Preble channels her user experience expertise into developing intuitive learning tools. Her drive to embrace the “Wild West” of new immersive technologies has led to important thesis work, presentation opportunities, and a bright future in the field of extended reality.

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