African Americans are overrepresented among reported coronavirus cases and deaths. A multitude of factors may explain the disparity in COVID-19 outcomes, including higher rates of comorbidities and implicit bias. To address this, we must apply a health equity lens and disaggregate the data.
March is Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness Month. Colorectal Cancer is often preventable and treatable, and screening can save lives. Yet, screening is underutilized, particularly among African Americans, who continue to bear an unjust Colorectal Cancer burden.
As an undergrad, Alison Johnson learned about the social determinants of health during an internship in New Orleans. Not having solutions to address the health care problems she witnessed activated her will to pursue solutions that make a difference in people's lives.
Robey Champine, assistant professor in MSU’s online Master of Public Health program, talks about working for the FBI, and how her experiences shaped her understanding of crime and disorder as public health concerns and informed her interests in trauma-informed approaches.
To share data around the well being of Flint Kids, the MSU-Hurley Pediatric Public Health Initiative and the Greater Flint Health Coalition will be hosting the first State of Flint Kids event on Friday, February 14, 2020, from 8 am – 10 am.
Few people with diabetes ever have diabetes alone. John Clements, assistant professor in MSU’s online Master of Public Health program, is turning to public health science to address diabetes outcome disparities for the elderly.
For people with psychiatric disorders, alcohol use and major depression are quite common. A new study may have uncovered key predictors for the combination of these disorders, information to aid in prevention and treatment.
Clara Barajas grew up working in farm fields and picking crops with her siblings. As a child, she recalls serving as a translator and helping loved ones get needed health care services. As a public health professional, she advocates for the health interests of the Latino community.
Emily Williams is working to improve population health in the Greater Detroit area. With a focus on the social determinants of health, she is addressing food insecurity, housing, transportation, and employment needs.
Recently earning honorable mention as a Student Who Rocked Public Health by the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Megan Mulvaney is an emerging leader in public health. Learn more about what motivates her in this Q&A.
Mohamed Z. Satti is one of the professors teaching HM101—An Introduction to Public Health. He is an expert in infectious diseases caused by parasites, infections transmitted from animals to humans, and also studies the connection between climate change and vector-borne diseases.
Five years into the Flint water crisis and literacy is one way to help mediate some of the negative effects children are experiencing due to lead exposure. The Flint Kids Book is one-way high school author and public health advocate Olivia Holden is making a difference. Donate online.