Spotlight

Doctor and patient

Lung cancer will remain major health issue, despite falling rates

Smoking-related lung cancer rates are expected to drop dramatically over the next 50 years, but lung cancer will continue to be a significant health problem in the United States, according to new research led by Jihyoun Jeon and Rafael Meza in the Department of Epidemiology. Read more.

We are Michigan Public Health

What Is Public Health?

Though at times misunderstood, public health plays a critical role in the promotion of health, prevention of disease, and empowerment of people to manage chronic illness and disability. In doing so, it has the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of people around the world. Discover how different facets of public health work together to drive lasting change.

"A large network of scholars collaborating on a single issue not only improves research outcomes but moves us much more quickly toward translating our insights into government resources and real policy improvements. When you're sitting at the table with people working directly on a housing initiative in a particular community or on policy that affects that initiative, we are that much closer to ensuring our work will help that community."

Roshanak Mehdipanah

Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education