Dr. Mieka Smart and two students in Ecuador

Be in touch with at least one student every day. That’s the last sentence in Mieka Smart’s professional mission statement. As an assistant professor at MSU’s College of Human Medicine online Master of Public Health program, staying connected with students is how she stays connected with what matters.

Dr. Robey Champine

Robey Champine, assistant professor in MSU’s online Master of Public Health program, talks about working for the FBI, and how her experiences shaped her understanding of crime and disorder as public health concerns and informed her interests in trauma-informed approaches.

John Clements

Few people with diabetes ever have diabetes alone. John Clements, assistant professor in MSU’s online Master of Public Health program, is turning to public health science to address diabetes outcome disparities for the elderly.

Mohamed Satti

Mohamed Z. Satti is one of the professors teaching HM101—An Introduction to Public Health. He is an expert in infectious diseases caused by parasites, infections transmitted from animals to humans, and also studies the connection between climate change and vector-borne diseases.

Darline El Reda

Darline K. El Reda teaches in the Master of Public Health program at the College of Human Medicine’s Division of Public Health Flint campus. She writes about the need for public health practitioners in our broken health care system.

Renee Canady

Meet Renee Canady, CEO of the Michigan Public Health Institute and assistant professor at MSU’s College of Human Medicine Division of Public Health. Canady talks about what motivates her, why health equity matters, and the power of community.

Linda Cornish

Linda Cornish, MBA, CRA, CHRS, takes on dual appointment as the operations manager and as the newly appointed division administrator in the MSU College of Human Medicine’s Division of Public Health in Flint.  

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Physician Mona Hanna-Attisha says there’s a good reason Flint is still on filtered and bottled water. Dr. Hanna-Attisha and her team helped prove the children of Flint had been poisoned by a lead-contaminated water supply, and now she's working to build a new and better model for public health. 

Dr. Debra Furr-Holden

Debra Furr-Holden joins the College of Human Medicine’s dean’s executive team as the associate dean for public health integration. An epidemiologist by training, her research aims to ameliorate behavioral health inequities.

Debra Furr-Holden Elam Fellow

Debra Furr-Holden named Fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen 
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program. It is a one-year leadership training on coaching, networking, and mentoring for senior women faculty.

2019 Vilcek Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare

Mona Hanna-Attisha, Flint whistleblower, receives the inaugural Vilcek and Arnold P. Gold foundations Humanism in Healthcare Award for immigrant healthcare leaders. The award will be presented at the AAMC Annual Meeting in November 2019.

Connie Currier

Connie Currier brings 25 years of cross-cultural experience to the Master of Public Health. She spent two years in Africa as a Population Fellow with the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council.