Division of
Public Health

College of Human Medicine

Furr-Holden Health Equity Research Workgroup

The Michigan State University Health Equity Research Workgroup is comprised of faculty and staff in the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Division of Public Health working on issues essential to health equity in Flint, MI and beyond.


Debra Furr-Holden, PhD

Rick Sadler, PhD

Mieka Smart, DrPH

Julia Felton, PhD


John Girdwood, PhD, Workgroup Lead

Tae Blair, Assistant to Debra Furr-Holden

Keosha Corder, MS, Program Manager

Jennifer Brooks, Research Assistant


Heatherlun Uphold, PhD, Project Administrator

Emily Bodden, MPH, Project Administrator

Samantha Cardenas, PsyD, Lead Research Assistant

Jordan Johnson, Research Assistant

Alan Harris, GIS Analyst