Standing for Health Justice

Determined to improve the health and well-being of the community, Spartans in Public Health are leaders who mobilize change. We create community-engaged partnerships with purpose. We translate and disseminate knowledge into evidence-based practice and policy reform.

Together, we stand for something greater. We stand for a world where your zip code does not determine your health outcomes.

Spartans in Public Health are at the forefront of the health equity revolution. Researchers are addressing the social determinants of health alongside the community. We work in the areas of drug and alcohol dependence, depression, suicide risk reduction, racial disparities in mental health, improving the health of adult black men, colorectal cancer awareness, toxic stress in children, protecting the health of Flint children exposed to lead, building strong communities through resilience, nutrition and healthy eating behaviors, healthy aging, food systems planning, and more.

Explore the life's work of Michigan State University public health experts. Will you join them in shaping a healthier tomorrow? Explore MSU’s Master of Public Health online program.

Debra Furr Holden

DEBRA FURR-HOLDEN, PhD

C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health

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MONA HANNA-ATTISHA, MD, MPH, FAAP

C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health

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JENNIFER JOHNSON,
PhD

C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health 

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Todd Lucas

TODD LUCAS,
PhD

C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health 

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Julia Felton

JULIA FELTON,
PhD

Assistant Professor

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VICKI JOHNSON-LAWRENCE, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor

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Nicole Jones

NICOLE JONES,
PhD, MS

Assistant Professor  

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Kent Key

KENT KEY,
PhD, MPH

Academic Outreach Specialist

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Wayne McCullough

WAYNE McCULLOUGH,
PhD, MA

Associate Professor

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Lauren O'Connell

LAUREN O'CONNELL,
MD, MSc

Assistant Professor

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Steven Ondersma

STEVEN ONDERSMA,
PhD

Professor

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Rick Sadler

RICK SADLER,
PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

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Mieka Smart

MIEKA SMART,
DrPH, MHS

Assistant Professor

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Amy Saxe-Custack

AMY SAXE-CUSTACK,
PhD, MPH, RDN

Assistant Professor

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RODLESCIA SNEED

RODLESCIA SNEED,
PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

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