Division of
Public Health

College of Human Medicine

Assistant Professor

Public Health Focus/Interests:

Dr. Glandon’s interests include community and environmental health assessment and improvement. This includes examining crosscutting relationships among built environments, health risk behaviors, access to care, and health policy. The general theme of his interests can be described as, “Creating environments that make it easier for people to be healthy.”


Doctor of Philosophy, Limnology
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Master of Science, Environmental Biology
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Bachelor of Science, Zoology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Public Health Courses Taught:

HM 806: Environmental Factors of Health
HM 839: Water and Public Health – A Global Perspective
HM 856: Environmental Health Assessment and Response


Professional Experience/Expertise:

30+ years of broad-based public health experience:


Administration and program management

Community and environmental health assessment and response

Population-based survey research

Health risk behavior assessment and response

Program evaluation and outcomes analysis for quality improvement

Access to health care

Facilitated development and implementation of tobacco regulations to limit access to children and reduce exposure to secondhand smoke

Independent public health consultant to organization


Professional Activities or Current Research:

Environmental Health Services Committee, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Healthy Living and Prevention Committee, Vice Chair, NACCHO

Health in All Policies Advisory Council (National)

Capital Area Health Alliance

Capital Area United Way, Community Investment Committee

Michigan Public Health Association, Past Executive Director 

Substance Coordinating Council, Past Commissioner 

RDK Active Health Solutions, President and Founder


Recent Publications, Presentations (2010 to present):

“Health is in Our Hands” (community health assessment);

“Freshwater Resources in the Capital Region”;

“Built Environment and Health” (editorial in J Public Health Management Practice);

“Influencing Design, Promoting Health” (in JPHMP);

“Health Impact Assessment Tools” (in NACCHO Exchange);

“HIA Quick Guide (NACCHO Exchange); 

“Perceptions of Health and Health Care in the Capital Region” (Capital Area Health Alliance);

“Food Security in the Capital Region” (Food Security Coalition);

Co-editor of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, special issue focus on built environment and public health.

Other publications.  


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