Assistant Professor, Clinician Educator
Associate Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute

Michael “Misho” Stawnychy, PhD, CRNP, studies how persons with chronic illness and their caregivers (care partners) successfully manage chronic illness together. As an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and a Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholar, his goal is to enhance the health and wellbeing of diverse patients and caregivers through clinical practice, research and educating the next generation of nurses. Dr. Stawnychy also focuses on how to promote public trust in healthcare and the role of technology in maintaining healthy and changing unhealthy behaviors.

“Education, research, and clinical practice are inextricably intertwined, particularly for nurses. I am fortunate to be in an environment where all three thrive.”


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2021
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 2013
  • BSN, University of Pennsylvania, 2010