Stephen Strobbe

Clinical Professor
Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking, and Health (DASH)
Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership
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


  • 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, 2006-2010). He completed doctoral studies in 2009, with a concentration in bio-behavioral health. Dr. Strobbe has published nearly 40 peer-reviewed articles, position papers, book chapters, and other resources related to substance use and addictions nursing. He is the Immediate Past President of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (10/2018-10/2020). Dr. Strobbe and colleagues were recently awarded a Flinn Foundation Grant (2018-2019) to integrate Adolescent SBIRT into clinical care on the child and adolescent inpatient mental health and wellness unit at the University of Michigan.


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, Southeast Asia, and Iceland. 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 is a former Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Brazil (07/2017-09/2018), with a “Core” Flex Teaching and Research Award, with colleagues at the University of São Paulo (USP).

Affiliations / Service

  • Immediate Past President, International Nurses Society on Addictions (10/2018-10/2020; 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

  • 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
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), 2017


  • 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

  • Racal, S. J., Sitthimongkol, Y., Prasopkittikun, T., Punpuing, S., Chansatitporn, N., & Strobbe, S. (in press). Factors influencing alcohol use among Myanmar youth migrant workers. Pacific Rim International Journal of Nursing Research.

  • Burmester, K. A., Ahluwalia, J. P., Ploutz-Snyder, R. J., & Strobbe, S. (2019). [Special Issue on Addictions]. Interactive computer simulation for adolescent screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for substance use in an undergraduate nursing program. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 49(6), 31-36.

  • McCabe, S. E., West, B. T., Strobbe, S., & Boyd, C. J. (2018). Persistence/recurrence of and remission from DSM-5 substance use disorders in the United States: Substance-specific and substance-aggregated correlates. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 93, 38-48

  • Kuzma, E. K., Boucher, N. L., Burmester, K. A., Gray, B. L., Ploutz-Snyder, R. J., & Strobbe, S. (2018). Preparing APRN students to deliver adolescent SBIRT for substance use. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(12), 736-741.

  • Krenztman, A. R., Strobbe, S., Harris, J. I., Jester, J. M., & Robinson, E. A. R. (2017). Decreased drinking and Alcoholics Anonymous are associated with different dimensions of spirituality. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 9(Suppl. 1, S40-S48).

  • Domenico, L. H., Strobbe, S., Stein, K. F., Giordani, Bruno, J., Hagerty, B. M., & Pressler, S. J. (2017). Identifying the structure and effect of drinking-related self-schemas. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 39(7), 942-981.

  • Strobbe, S., & Crowley, M. (2017). [Dual publication]. Joint position statement: Substance use among nurses and nursing students. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 43(3), 259-263. Substance use among nurses and nursing students: A joint position statement of the Emergency Nurses Association and the International Nurses Society on Addictions. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 24(2), 104-106.

  • 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. (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.