The MSU Division of Public Health focuses on population health from its home base – the College of Human Medicine’s Flint campus. Being embedded in the Flint community allows our faculty and researchers to understand the assets and needs of the community while studying Flint’s most pressing public health issues.

Spartans work side-by-side with community partners and healthcare providers in a community-identified and community-participatory public health focus model to:

  • Encourage healthy behaviors, mitigate chronic diseases, identify environmental health risks, and examine social factors that influence community health
  • Prepare graduate students to become competent public health professionals to meet the needs of communities across the globe
  • Engage agencies, professional organizations, and community-based partners on collaborative projects to improve health care delivery that will lead to reductions in health disparities in the community, the state of Michigan, and beyond.


Public Health News

Workforce Development Workshops

The MSU Master of Public Health program Workforce Development Committee is charged with helping to meet the professional development needs of the public health workforce in Greater Flint and surrounding areas. 

It holds free, bimonthly virtual workshops on topics relevant to public health organizations on Friday mornings. 

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R2D2 Scholarship Application Open

Research to Reduce Disparities in Disease Program (R2D2) is seeking first-year College of Human Medicine student scholars. Opportunity to earn $10,000 and satisfy the College of Human Medicine’s 3rd-year research requirement. Scholars will create a strong transdisciplinary bridge between medicine and public health while investigating the role of race, ethnicity, gender, and implicit/explicit bias in medicine.

APPLY BY DECEMBER 12, 2022.

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Reimagining Equitable Access to Care for Diabetes

November 14 is World Diabetes Day, and November is American Diabetes Month.

During the global coronavirus pandemic, racial and ethnic minorities with diabetes and multiple chronic conditions had a difficult time accessing routine care. John M. Clements, assistant professor of public health in the College of Human Medicine, looks at three time periods during the pandemic to better understand trends in care, inform an equitable public health response, and improve access to care.

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Powered by Public Health: APHA 2022

MSU Public Health is heading to the 2022 APHA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. In celebration of APHA's 150th anniversary, the team is excited to make our presence known and share what makes us Powered by Public Health. Visit us at booth #1325 in the expo hall to learn about our research, Master of Public Health program, graduate certificate, employment opportunities, and more. Check out our digital booklet for info on our incredible team and see what we’re up to at the conference this year.

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Faculty Voice: Why I Train Flint Mothers to Work With Perinatal Women

Content warning: This story talks about intimate partner violence. If you or someone you know needs help, please call 1.800.799.SAFE (7233). You matter. You are important. 

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Flint Proud: Partners for Change

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We Are Hiring

Come join a dynamic, diverse, and innovative team of faculty and staff working to improve health outcomes in Flint. 

Hiring up to 18 new faculty at all levels. Learn more about pursuing your public health passions on a highly successful research team. Emphasizing health disparities and health equity solutions, MSU faculty have been awarded over $115 million in externally sponsored grants for community research. Funding success is the result of a strong relationship among community advocates. Partners in the community help fuel the efforts with resources and a shared commitment to improving lives. 

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Safety is MSU's highest priority. Access the latest information on MSU's COVID-19 planning and preparation. 

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