Division of
Public Health

College of Human Medicine

D2L & Curriculum Support Coordinator

Lydia Merritt has more than 20 years of experience in business, education, and technology industries. Following a business degree in marketing, advertising, and promotion, she sought out an internship in technology 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 4-year universities, grew with the addition of early college, on/off campus programs, and technology integration support.

Mrs. Merritt completed her education with a Master of Arts degree in Education-Instructional Technology. Prior to coming to MSU, she was a training and integration specialist at Henry Ford Health System in the Clinical Systems Research Integration department, teaching office applications and EPIC EMR to physicians and surgeons. She have been teaching Computers in Healthcare for the University of Michigan-Flint in the Nursing program for the last five years.

Currently, Mrs. Merritt is responsible for day-to-day management of the online courses for Michigan State University's Master of Public Health program in Flint, assisting and advising faculty, providing curriculum support, and creating and converting courses each semester. Additionally, she also assist leadership with administrative tasks for the program as required.


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 Nursing Department Adjuncts UOFM Flint

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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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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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200 East 1st Street
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 600-5601
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