At the University of Michigan School of Public Health, more than 200 professors and research scientists teach tomorrow’s public health leaders and perform cutting-edge research that helps advance the field of public health. Many faculty members are leading experts in their fields who consult with governments, communities, and nongovernmental organizations.

Meet Our Faculty

Faculty whose name starts with F

Michelle Falkenbach headshot Michelle Falkenbach, PhD, MA
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy, Public Health Practice

Mark Fendrick Mark Fendrick, MD
  • Professor, Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Director, University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design

Areas of Expertise
Health Insurance

Adam Finkel Adam M. Finkel, ScD, CIH
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Nancy Fleischer Nancy L Fleischer, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Co-Director, Certificate in Social Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Health Equity, LGBT Health, Racism, Social Epidemiology, Substance Use

Paul Fleming Paul J Fleming, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Faculty Lead, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Areas of Expertise
Health Equity, Health Policy, Public Health Practice, Racism

Kathleen Ford Kathleen Ford, PhD
  • Research Scientist Emeritus, Epidemiology
  • Faculty Associate, Southeast Asian Studies

Areas of Expertise
Global Public Health, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, Mental Health, Reproductive Health, Social Epidemiology

Betsy Foxman Betsy Foxman, PhD, MSPH
  • Hunein F. and Hilda Maassab Professor of Epidemiology
  • Director, Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Director, Integrated Training in Microbial Systems
  • Director, Certificate in Healthcare Infection Prevention & Control (CHIP)

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Genomics, Infectious Disease, Maternal Health, Respiratory Viruses, Women’s Health

Alfred Franzblau Alfred Franzblau, MD
  • Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
  • Associate Research Scientist, Center for Ergonomics
Gary Freed Gary L. Freed, MD, MPH
  • Percy and Mary Murphy Professor of PediatricsProfessor, Health Management and Policy
  • Director of Faculty Programs, Office of Health Equity and Inclusion
  • Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Government Relations

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Policy, Public Health Practice

Charles Friedman Charles P. Friedman, PhD
  • Josiah Macy Jr. Professor of Medical EducationChair, Department of Learning Health Sciences, Medical School
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Informatics

Brant Fries Brant E. Fries, PhD, LLD (hc)
  • Professor Emeritus, Health Management and Policy
  • Research Professor Emeritus, Institute of Gerontology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Child Health, COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Policy, Mental Health

Christopher Friese Christopher R. Friese, RN, PhD
  • Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor of Nursing
  • Professor, Nursing
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Health Care, Health Policy

Lars Fritsche Lars G. Fritsche, PhD
  • Associate Research Scientist, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, COVID-19, Genetics, Health Informatics, Precision Health