Michael Smart

Michael Smart

Assistant Professor, Clinical Track


Dr. Michael Smart is an Assistant Professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. He holds certifications as both an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and a Family Nurse Practitioner. His clinical background centers on serving rural veterans in the southeast through his work at the VA. Currently, he maintains clinical practice in  urgent care. Dr. Smart's research interests include rural health and quality improvement.

Areas of Expertise

Acute And Chronic Care
Health Disparities
Teaching & Learning
Veteran Health


Cha, E., Shin, M., Smart, M., Jang, H., Lee, J., Joung, K., Kim, H., & Faulkner, M. (2022). Q-methodology and psychological phenotyping to design patient-centered diabetes education for persons with type 2 diabetes on insulin therapy. The Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/26350106221076035 

Faulkner, M., & Smart, M. (2021). Sleep quality and heart rate variability in adolescents with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, 35(12). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2021.108049 

Cha, E., Smart, M., Braxter, B., and Faulkner, M. (2021). Preconception care to reduce the risks of overweight and obesity in women of reproductive age: An integrative review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 4582. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094582 

Poster Presentation: Smart, M; Faulkner, Melissa. Informal Peer Support in Veterans with Type 2 Diabetes. 2021 Georgia State University Graduate Research Conference