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Can segregated neighborhoods change people's genes?

Researchers know that African-Americans get sicker and die earlier than white people—and now, University of Michigan researchers will study whether racial segregation plays a part by changing a person's genes. Read more.

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Experiential learning opportunities at Michigan Public Health have helped master's student Julian Roby pursue impact through advocacy.

"The [Health Management and Policy doctoral] program is helping me become a better health communicator, which is important for anyone working in policy. If I could translate one idea in a more effective way to policy makers, it would be to explain just how valuable modeling and simulation techniques can be to creating sound public policy."

Anton L.V. Avanceña

PhD Student, Health Services Organization and Policy