an abandoned home in Detroit

Blight-busting demolitions reduced gun injuries, deaths in Detroit neighborhoods

For the past half-decade, Detroit’s government and community groups have worked to tear down abandoned houses and buildings in the city’s most blight-stricken neighborhoods. A new University of Michigan and Harvard study shows an 11% drop in homicides and serious injuries caused by firearms in the areas where more than a few demolitions took place. Read More.

baby looking up at parent

University of Michigan Study Highlights RSV Burden on Infants in Nicaragua

Due to increased vigilance and fear of family separation through deportation or detention since the 2016 presidential election, immigrant families have changed their behaviors in ways that may negatively impact their health, according to new research led by Paul Fleming. Read More.

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Translating Public Health Research

In classrooms, labs, and communities, public health reveals deeper understandings about human health. But to empower populations and impact lives for the better, that knowledge has to be shared. Sharing knowledge is, after all, central to the mission of public health.

"As the collection and interpretation of data advances, the role of statisticians will continue to expand, as will the need to make the results of our work interpretable and widely accessible to local and global communities."

Stephen Salerno

MS ’18, PhD Student in Biostatistics