BA from Virginia Commonwealth University, 1980
Dr. Sharon Sutliff has taught anatomy and physiology courses at the college level in the Detroit metropolitan area for over ten years. She has also worked as a licensed chiropractic doctor in Michigan. Dr. Sutliff is currently the Associate Chair of Science for the Warren and Livonia Davenport campuses.
As a chiropractic student, Dr. Sutliff spent a full year dissecting human cadavers in the lab setting, and currently leads experiential learning tours of state supported medical labs, where the plastination process has revolutionized the preservation of anatomical specimens.
Dr. Sutliff has been interested in the impact of nutrition and nutritional supplements on human health for over 20 years and is currently a member of the Integrative Healthcare Practitioners, where she keeps abreast of breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of the most common degenerative diseases of modern life. Dr. Sutliff’s research interests include nutrient precursors to neurotransmitters affecting mood, the role of inflammation in disease, and the positive impact of good fats, including cholesterol, on human physiology.
Dr. Sutliff is also a member of the Human Anatomy & Physiology Society and the Michigan Community College Biologists. Dr. Sutliff strives to de-stress the study of anatomy/physiology and make it manageable. “My goals are to bring out students’ natural curiosity about the human body, encourage students to critically think by case scenarios, and provide students the support they need to succeed." Dr. Sutliff leads seminars on improving student study skills and believes "All students can succeed if they learn to study effectively and if they devote the time.”