Division of
Public Health

College of Human Medicine

WELCOME TO THE DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT MSU

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 Helps Flint in New National Health Program

The city of Flint has been selected by Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to take part in a new Invest Health initiative and Michigan State University is helping to lead the way.

Debra Furr-Holden, a Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Endowed Professor of Public Health in the College of Human Medicine, will represent MSU in an effort that is aimed at transforming how leaders from mid-size American cities work together to help low-income communities thrive. Invest Health will pay particular attention to community features that drive health such as access to safe and affordable housing, places to play and exercise and quality jobs. (Read more)

Division Units

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Flint Water Crisis Contacts

Joan Ilardo, PhD
Director of Research Initiatives
MSU College of Human Medicine

Deanna East, MA
Associate State Leader, Health and Nutrition
MSU Extension

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MPH Degree

small degreeThank you for your interest in the online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Michigan State University. All of the courses offered within this degree are all delivered in an online learning environment. There are no on-campus courses offered as part of the MPH degree.

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Contact Us:

Online Master of
Public Health Degree Office

200 East 1st Street
Flint, MI 48502
810 600 5601
810 600 5699

Division Contacts

Nick Drew
Division Administrator

Chanel Nichols
Office Coordinator