Hurley Children's Hospital

Alice Hamilton Scholars complete public health training, mentored research, and clinical care with the Michigan State University - Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative (PPHI). The two-year scholar program is named in honor of Alice Hamilton (1869–1970), an American physician, research scientist, author, humanitarian, and social justice pioneer. Dr. Hamilton is considered the mother of the field of occupational health and spent her life protecting vulnerable populations from toxic exposures.


Scholars earn a FREE Master of Public Health degree. Make a difference in people's lives, stand up for health equity, and be a part of the solution to better health outcomes. MSU's online program is a generalist MPH degree that can be customized to your pediatric public health interests.

Scholars work directly with Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, founder and director of PPHI, an innovative and model public health program committed to the mission of improving child outcomes.


  • 2 years 


  • Clinical Care - 1.5 days per week in Hurley Children's Clinic as a faculty preceptor
  • Research  - Working with PPHI and / or Hurley faculty and residents, complete a capstone project focused on pediatric public health
  • MSU MPH degree 43 total credits in the program: 
  • Please note: The scholar will need to apply and be accepted to the MPH program for the spring semester. The MPH application process, deadlines, and application requirements are detailed on the MPH Applicant Information page

Applications open for 2022-2024.
Apply at
Job no: 721793

Meet pediatrician Dr. Gurbaksh Esch, inaugural Pediatric Public Health Initiative Alice Hamilton Scholar, 2021-2023.

For questions and further inquiries, contact


August 26, 2021