The Charles Stewart Mott Department 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

Black History Month: Celebrating Public Health Heroes

In recognition of Black History Month, we're highlighting Spartans in Public Health who dedicate their talents to addressing health disparities. We are inspired by the public health leadership of our community. Together we stand for health justice. Explore the important work of our leadership and faculty. 

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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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Did You Know Girls and Boys Can Receive the HPV Vaccine?

The human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine is nearly 100% effective at preventing infection, and its ability to reduce the risk for HPV infections remains high even a decade after the initial vaccination. The vaccine reduces cervical cancer among women and prevents cancers likely caused by an HPV infection among men.

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New Charles Stewart Mott Department of Public Health to Expand and Strengthen Community Care

For years, MSU College of Human Medicine researchers in the Division of Public Health have been working with Flint community partners to improve the health of the community, improve access to health care, reduce health disparities and advance policies and interventions that eliminate structural racism in health care.

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Research to Reduce Disparities in Disease Student Scholars

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.


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Hiring Faculty at All Levels

Pursue your public health passions on a highly successful, diverse, and innovative team. 


Do What Matters

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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