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.

Will you join them in shaping a healthier tomorrow?
If you have an interest in working on a highly successful and rapidly growing multidisciplinary team, we invite you to learn more about our culture, our world-class researchers, and open positions. 

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MONA HANNA, MD, MPH, FAAP

Associate Dean for Public Health and C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health
 

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JENNIFER JOHNSON,
PhD

Chair, Charles Stewart Mott Department of Public Health and 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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Steven Ondersma

STEVEN ONDERSMA,
PhD

Associate Chair for Research
C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health

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Crystal L. Cederna, Psy.D.

Crystal L. Cederna,
Psy.D

Assistant Professor

 

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John Clements

JOHN M. CLEMENTS,
PhD

Assistant Professor

 

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Eric D. Finegood, PhD

ERIC D. FINEGOOD,
PhD

Assistant Professor

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Samantha Gailey,
PhD

Assistant Professor

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Kenyetta Dotson

Kenyetta Dotson,
DMIN, MSW

Community Outreach Specialist

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Maji Hailemariam Debena PhD

MAJI HAILEMARIAM DEBENA, PhD

Assistant Professor

 

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Nicole Jones

NICOLE JONES,
PhD, MS

Assistant Professor

 

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Kent Key

KENT KEY,
PhD, MPH

Associate Chair for Community-Partnered Departmental Administration
Assistant Professor

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Jonne McCoy White

JONNE MCCOY WHITE,
DrPH, MPA

Academic Specialist

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Wayne McCullough

WAYNE R. McCULLOUGH,
PhD, MA

Associate Professor

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Amber Pearson PhD

AMBER L. PEARSON,
PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

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Rick Sadler

DICK SADLER,
PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

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GAYLE SHIP

GAYLE SHIPP,
PhD, RDN, CLS

Assistant Professor

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Mieka Smart

MIEKA SMART,
DrPH

Associate Professor

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Amy Saxe-Custack

AMY SAXE-CUSTACK,
PhD, MPH, RDN

Assistant Professor

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Robey Shah

ROBEY B. SHAH,
PhD, MS, MPH

Associate Professor

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Brittany Tayler

BRITTANY TAYLER,
MD

Assistant Professor

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Julia Felton

HEATHERLUN UPHOLD,
PhD

Assistant Professor

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Robert Wahl, DVM, MS

ROBERT WAHL,
DVM, MS

Assistant Professor

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Yasi Zamani-Hank

Yasi Zamani-Hank,
PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

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