Michael H. Forde (born as Michael Irvine Harris Forde; September 3, 1994; Brooklyn, New York) is an American author and public health specialist. He is the author of Success Begins From Where You Are! and is known for his work in health communications and disparities in the community. He has served several public and private community organizations.

Michael H. Forde was born on September 3, 1994, in Brooklyn, New York City to Alexander Forde and Florence Forde. Michael attended Johnston County Middle College High School in Smithfield, North Carolina, graduating at the age of 16. Toward the end of his high school senior year, he received the Gates Millennium Scholarship which granted him the opportunity to receive full funding to pursue undergraduate and graduate programs.

Forde received his undergraduate degree in health science from Southern Adventist University in 2014. In 2017, he graduated from Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, earning a graduate degree in public health.

In 2017, Forde authored Success Begins From Where You Are!, a book designed to inspire and motivate individuals to have faith and determination in their journey toward success.

Forde is a firm believer of harnessing the power of one’s own potential by leveraging positivity. He lives in Washington, D.C.