Division of
Public Health

College of Human Medicine

Assistant Professor

PublicHealth Focus/Interests:

Dr. Currier is assistant professor with over 30 years of experience in teaching, research and consulting on global health.  She is responsible for coordinating international practicum experiences for MPH students, and developing and teaching global public health-related courses.  She has extensive experience living and working overseas, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Her research interests focus on cultural competence and pedagogical approaches to incorporating social justice and community engagement into public health education.


Doctor of Public Health, Health Policy, 2002

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Master of Public Health, Joint Degree: Public Health Policy and Administration/Population Planning and International Health, 1988

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Religion, 1981

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA


Public Health Courses Taught:

HM 101: Introduction to Public Health
HM 801: Introduction to Public Health
HM 832: Global Public Health
HM 836: Comparative Healthcare Systems
HM 837: Poverty and Public Health
HM 838: Cultural Aspects of Public Health Practice
HM 847: Public Health in Ghana: Methods for Community Practice
HM 848: Preparation for Public Health in Ghana: Methods for Community Practice
HM 867: Demography, Population Dynamics and Public Health
HM 891: Public Health Pre-Practicum
HM 892: Public Health Practicum
HM 893: Public Health Capstone


Professional Experience/Expertise:

Community engagement and study abroad 

Social justice and health inequities

Population planning and global health


Professional Activities or Current Research:

Michigan Public Health Association Editorial Board Member

Lansing Latino Health Alliance, Board Member and Secretary


Recent Publications, Presentations (2010 to present):

Currier, C. and Gordon, L.J.  (2017, May 10).  Enhancing Learning and Community Engagement in a Public Health Study Abroad Program with Photovoice.  Michigan State University Teaching and Learning Spring Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Currier, C. & Gordon, L.J.  (2015, November 2).  Global community-based public health research: Educating for social justice.  Roundtable presentation at the 143nd Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, Health in All Policies, October 31-November 4, 2015, Chicago, IL.

Currier, C.  (2015, July 30).  Acculturation of Latino Immigrants and Insights for Patient/Provider Interaction.  Contribution to Panel Presentation on Caring for the Hispanic/Latino Patient.  Sparrow Health System, Lansing, MI.

Currier, C.  (2014, November 5).  Orphans and Vulnerable Children and the Ebola Epidemic.  Invited presenter for Confronting Ebola Hysteria Panel.  African Studies Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Gordon, L.J., Currier, C. (2013). Future Publics, Current Engagements:  Bridging Disciplines - Current Efforts and Future Directions for Interdisciplinary Work in Anthropology. Presented at the 112th Annual Meeting for the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Currier, C. & Lucas, J.  (2012, February 15).  A Tale of Two Programs:  The Search for Quality in Study Abroad.  Panel Presentation at Developing Study Abroad Programs, Research and Pedagogy Workshop. Sponsored by Michigan State University Office of Study Abroad and Faculty and Organizational Development.

Currier, C.  (January 18, 2011).  Community Engagement: Healthcare in Ghana. Community Engagement Abroad Spring Seminar. Educating Globally Competent Graduates: Developing Study Abroad Programs, Research, and Pedagogy Seminar Series, Faculty and Organizational Development.  Presented at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Currier, C. & Hernandez-Patino, O.  (March 20, 2010).  H1N1:  The Flu and You.  17th Annual Dia de la Mujer Conference.  Presented at the Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.


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