Stephen Strobbe

Clinical Associate Professor
Specialty Lead, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences
Room 4110 SNB

University of Michigan School of Nursing
426 North Ingalls 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2003

Telephone: (734) 647-0463
Fax: (734) 763-3455

Scholarly Expertise / Activity


  • Addictions
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Prevention, treatment, and recovery from addictions
  • Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT)
  • Spirituality

Dr. Stephen Strobbe is board-certified both in psychiatric and addictions nursing. He was the first Clinical Director for the University of Michigan Addiction Treatment Services (UMATS), for which he received the Administration/Management Award from the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) in 2007. He completed doctoral studies in 2009, with a concentration in bio-behavioral health. Dr. Strobbe has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, position papers, book chapters, and other resources related to substance use and addictions nursing. He is currently serving as the President of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (2016-2018).



Dr. Strobbe holds the rank of Clinical Associate Professor both at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, and the Department of Psychiatry, teaching at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.  He has given invited talks both nationally and internationally, including the Federated States of Micronesia, Europe, South America, and Southeast Asia. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil (2013), and Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand (2015).  In 2015, Professor Strobbe received the Golden Apple Award, the only student-nominated and student-selected teaching award at the University of Michigan.  Dr. Strobbe was recently selected to receive a U.S. Fulbright "Core" Flex Teaching/Research Award to Brazil, 2017-2018. 

Affiliations / Service

  • President, International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA, 2016-2018; Board of Directors, 2010-2014; member since 1996)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Addictions Nursing (2013-present)
  • Editorial Board, Revista Eletronica Saude Mental Alcool e Drogas
  • Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing, Rho Chapter (2013-present; organization member since 1989)
  • Member, American Nurses Association
  • Member, Michigan Nurses Association
  • Member, University of Michigan Depression Center
  • Member, University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center
  • Member, University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
  • Member, University of Michigan Global REACH

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Eastern Michigan University, College of Health and Human Services, 1997
  • Edith Galt Morgan Award for Leadership and Scholarly Excellence in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1999
  • Administration/Management Award, International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA), 2007
  • 25th Annual University of Michigan Golden Apple Award and Lecture, 2015
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Addictions Nursing (FIAAN), 2016
  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Brazil, 2017-2018


  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2009
  • MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1998
  • BSN, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 1989

Publication Highlights

  • Strobbe, S., & Crowley, M. (in press). [Dual publication]. Substance use among nurses and nursing student: A joint position statement of the Emergency Nurses Association and the International Nurses Society on Addictions. Journal of Emergency Nursing, and Journal of Addictions Nursing.

  • Krentzman, A. R., Strobbe, S., Harris, J. I., & Robinson, A. R. R. (in press). Alcoholics Anonymous involvement and reduced drinking predict different dimensions of spirituality. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

  • Domenico, L.H., Strobbe, S., Stein, K. F., Giordani, Hagerty, B., & Pressler, S. J. (in press). Identifying the structure and effect of drinking-related self-schemas. Western Journal of Nursing Research.

  • Strobbe, S. (2015). Opening minds, hearts, and lives. Michigan Alumnus, Late Fall 2015, 44-45.

  • Strobbe, S. (2015). Theoretical perspectives. In A. Rundio & W. Lorman (Eds). Core Curriculum of Addictions Nursing: Official Publication of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (3rd edition) (pp. 53-76). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.

  • Strobbe, S. (2014). Prevention and screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use in primary care. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, 41(2), 185-213.

  • Tschannen, D., Anderson, C., Strobbe, S., Bay, E., Bigelow, A., Dahlem, C. H. Y., Gosselin, A. K., Pollard, J., & Seng, J. S. (2014). Scholarly productivity for nursing clinical track faculty. Nursing Outlook,62(6), 475-481.

  • Strobbe, S., Cranford, J. A., Wojnar, M., & Brower, K. J. (2013). [Special issue: Addiction and spirituality]. Spiritual awakening predicts improved drinking outcomes in a Polish treatment sample. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 24(4), 209-216.

  • American Nurses Association, and the International Nurses Society on Addictions (2013). Broyles, L., Corte, C., Finnell, D. S., Fornili, K. S., Murphy-Parker, D., Savage, C., & Strobbe, S. Addictions Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. D. S. Finnell & K. Allen (Eds.). Silver Springs, MD: American Nurses Association.

  • Strobbe, S., Perhats, C., & Broyles, L. M. (2013). [Position paper, International Nurses Society on Addictions, and Emergency Nurses Association]. Expanded roles and responsibilities for nurses in screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for alcohol use. Journal of Addictions Nursing. 24(3), 203-204.

  • Strobbe, S. (2013). Addressing substance use in primary care. The Nurse Practitioner, 38(10), 45-54.

  • Strobbe, S., Thompson, S. M., & Zucker, R. A., (2013). [Special issue: Interdisciplinary collaboration in addiction education]. Teaching college students about Alcoholics Anonymous: An experiential approach. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 24(1), 51-57.

  • Strobbe, S., Hagerty, B., & Boyd, C. J. (2012). [Continuing education feature]. Applying the nursing Theory of Human Relatedness to alcoholism and recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 23(1), 241-247.

  • Oliver, J., Coggins, C., Compton, P., Hagan, S., Matteliano, D., Stanton, M., St. Marie, B., Strobbe, S., & Turner, H. (2012). [Dual publication]. American Society for Pain Management Nursing position statement: Pain management in patients with substance use disorders. Pain Management Nursing Journal, 13(3), 169-183. Journal of Addictions Nursing. 23(3), 210-222.

  • Strobbe, S., & Kurtz, E. (2012). Narratives for recovery: Personal stories in the 'Big Book' of Alcoholics Anonymous. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, 7(1), 29-52.