Division of
Public Health

College of Human Medicine

D2L & Curriculum Support Coordinator

Lydia Sanchez Merritt, MAIT has more than 20 years of experience in business, education, and technology industries. Following an associate’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in business administration marketing, advertising, and promotion, Mrs. Merritt sought out an internship in instructional technology and marketing at St. Clair County Community College. Upon completion of the internship, Mrs. Merritt was offered a position with the college as the University Center liaison. The position, which advised students, faculty, and staff in the transition to four-year universities, grew with the addition of teaching early college, student development, computer information systems, marketing on/off campus programs, and instructional technology and integration support for faculty.

Mrs. Merritt continued her education with a Master of Arts degree in education-instructional technology. Prior to coming to MSU, she was the training and integration specialist lead at Henry Ford Health System in the Clinical Systems Research and Integration department, teaching business office applications, SharePoint Designer, and EPIC EMR to physicians and surgeons. She has been teaching the Computers in Healthcare course for the University of Michigan-Flint Nursing program for the last six years.

Currently, Mrs. Merritt is responsible for the day-to-day management of online courses for Michigan State University's Master of Public Health program, assisting and advising faculty, providing curriculum, course design/development and instructional technology support.


Master of Arts, Education Instructional Technology, 2011

Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI

Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration Marketing, 2009

Davenport University


Professional Associations:

Member of American Society for Training & Development

Member of the International Society for Technology in Education

Member of Lecturers Organization Union, School of Nursing, UOFM Flint




Master of Public Health 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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State Authorization: Distance Education Restrictions Based on Permanent Residence

Michigan State University is obligated to comply with existing state laws regarding distance education (programs/departments offering courses delivered exclusively online). State laws regarding distance education vary state-by-state, and even program-by-program within a state. The Master of Public Health offered through the College of Human Medicine’s Division of Public Health at Michigan State University requires a practicum experience that constitutes a physical presence in some states, therefore restricting enrollment in our program to residents of those states.

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Online Master of
Public Health Degree Office

Capitol Theatre Building
130 East 2nd Street
Suite 202
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 600-5601
(810) 600-9171

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