The MSU Division of Public Health focuses on population health from its home base – the College of Human Medicine’s Flint campus. Being embedded in the Flint community allows our faculty and researchers to understand the assets and needs of the community while studying Flint’s most pressing public health issues.

Spartans work side-by-side with community partners and healthcare providers in a community-identified and community-participatory public health focus model to:

  • Encourage healthy behaviors, mitigate chronic diseases, identify environmental health risks, and examine social factors that influence community health
  • Prepare graduate students to become competent public health professionals to meet the needs of communities across the globe
  • Engage agencies, professional organizations, and community-based partners on collaborative projects to improve health care delivery that will lead to reductions in health disparities in the community, the state of Michigan, and beyond.

Division of Public Health News

MSU’s Master of Public Health Program Earns Accreditation  

The Michigan State University online Master of Public Health degree program (MPH) earns accreditation by signifying the highest standards of achievement and a commitment to quality education. The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) review team, composed of elected deans and directors, approved MSU’s accreditation at the CEPH Board of Councilors meeting on June 1 – 3, 2022 for a five-year term.

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Online Master of Public Health: Information Webinars

The Master of Public Health virtual information webinar gives prospective students the opportunity to learn more about MSU's online program. Prospective students can explore the benefits of joining over 700 Spartans in public health and the importance of becoming a part of public health in action. Upcoming sessions:

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2022 Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award

MSU Division of Public Health is proud to announce Linda Cornish as one of the recipients of the 2022 Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award. “I could not think of a more dedicated staff member deserving of this very important Jack Breslin award,” said Wayne McCullough, PhD, interim director of the College of Human Medicine Division of Public Health and director of the Master of Public Health Program. 

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National Public Health Week 2022

During National Public Health Week, April 4 - 10, we honor faculty, alumni, students, staff, community partners, and professionals that are dedicated to making communities safer, stronger, and healthier. Together we strive to create the healthiest nation.

We invite you to check out highlights of some of the work being accomplished by Spartans working in public health. 

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Celebrating Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month, which is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. 

This year’s theme is a tribute to the work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the ways women inspire others. We've asked MSU Public Health faculty and staff to share who inspires them and drives their passion to make a difference. 

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