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Fruits and vegetables coming out of a pill capsule

If Food is Medicine, Data Helps Determine the Dosage

If researchers from Michigan State University have their way, the old adage, “You are what you eat” will become, “You are what you know.”

“Knowledge is power,” said Heatherlun S. Uphold, assistant professor in the Charles Stewart Mott Department of Public Health and Department of Translational Neuroscience in the MSU College of Human Medicine. “Our efforts focus on sharing power and information with the communities that we serve so people can make informed decisions.


New research: 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Lost to Suicide Had Recent Jail Experience

Content warning: If you or someone you know needs help, please call, text or chat with the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.

A newly published study found that one in five U.S. adults who die by suicide spent at least one night in jail in the year prior to their death. Rapidly and efficiently providing prevention, screening and outreach resources for this group is critical to reducing adult suicides nationwide. 

Nater Peterson

From the Classroom to the Community

Growing up 10 minutes away from Flint, Michigan State University Master of Public Health (MPH) student Nate Peterson feels a personal connection to the city. His interest in using interdisciplinary interventions to contribute to a community’s well-being and desire to see Flint thrive fuels his passion for public health.

In this Q&A, Nate shares his experience as both a Flint Registry team member and MPH student.