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 who have expertise in Environmental Health

Sara Adar Sara Dubowsky Adar, ScD, MHS
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Associate Chair, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Air Quality, Brain Disorders, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Global Public Health, Health Equity, Modeling

Kelly Bakulski Kelly M. Bakulski, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Data Management and Statistical Core Leader, Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Brain Disorders, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Epigenetics, Genetics, Genomics, Health Equity, Mental Health, Precision Health, Reproductive Health, Toxicology

Stuart Batterman Stuart Batterman, PhD
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Global Public Health
  • Professor, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering

Areas of Expertise
Air Quality, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Global Public Health, Occupational Health, Urban Health, Water Quality

Miatta Buxton Miatta A Buxton, PhD, MPH
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Epidemiology
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Air Quality, Child Health, Environmental Health, Global Public Health, Health Equity, Maternal Health

Victoria Convertino Victoria L. Convertino, JD
  • Lecturer, Public Health Law

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Environmental Health, Health Equity, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Maternal Health, Public Health Practice, Reproductive Health, Substance Use, Women’s Health

Dana Dolinoy Dana C Dolinoy, PhD, MSc
  • NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Nutritional Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Child Health, Environmental Health, Epigenetics, Genetics, Maternal Health, Nutrition, Precision Health, Reproductive Health, Toxicology

J. Tim Dvonch J. Tim Dvonch, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Associate Chair, Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Environmental Health, Global Public Health

Joseph Eisenberg Joseph N.S. Eisenberg, PhD, MPH
  • Professor, Epidemiology
  • Professor, Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Infectious Disease, Modeling, Water Quality

Jackie Goodrich Jackie Goodrich, PhD
  • Research Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Global Public Health Faculty Associate

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Environmental Health, Genetics, Global Public Health, Maternal Health, Occupational Health, Precision Health, Women’s Health

Carina Gronlund Carina J. Gronlund, PhD, MPH
  • Research Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
  • Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Social Research, Survey Research Center

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Air Quality, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Health Economics

Alexis Handal Alexis J. Handal, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Professor, Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Brain Disorders, Child Health, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Global Public Health, Health Equity, Maternal Health, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Racism, Reproductive Health, Social Epidemiology, Women’s Health

Wei Hao Wei Hao, PhD
  • Research Assistant Professor, Biostatistics 

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Chronic Disease, Child Health, Environmental Health

Sean Harris Sean M. Harris, PhD
  • Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health, Toxicology, Women’s Health

Jennifer Head Jennifer Head, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Infectious Disease, Modeling

Lisbeth Iglesias-Ríos Lisbeth Iglesias-Ríos, PhD, MPH, MA
  • Research Investigator

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Health Equity, Mental Health, Occupational Health

Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez Carrie A Karvonen-Gutierrez, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Diabetes, Environmental Health, Health Equity, Reproductive Health, Sleep, Women’s Health

Courtland Keteyian Courtland Keteyian, MD, MBA, MPH
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • President/CEO, Jackson Health Network

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Health Care, Occupational Health, Public Health Practice

Rita Loch-Caruso Rita Karen Loch-Caruso, PhD
  • Professor Emerita, Toxicology
  • Professor Emerita, Program in the Environment

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health

Kate Manz Kate Manz, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Maternal Health

Roshanak Mehdipanah Roshanak Mehdipanah, PhD, MS
  • Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Environmental Health, Health Equity, Racism, Urban Health

Alison Mondul Alison M Mondul, PhD, MSPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Precision Health

Hal Morgenstern Hal Morgenstern, BArch, MRP, PhD
  • Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology
  • Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor Emeritus, Urology, Medical School

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Health Equity, Racism, Social Epidemiology

Richard Neitzel Richard (Rick) Neitzel, PhD, MS, CIH, FAIHA
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Global Public Health
  • Director, Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Global Public Health, Occupational Health

Vasantha Padmanabhan Vasantha Padmanabhan, MS, PhD
  • Professor emerita (In service), Pediatrics
  • Professor emerita (In service), Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Professor emerita (In service), Molecular and Integrative physiology

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, Child Health, Environmental Health, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health

Sung Kyun Park Sung Kyun Park, ScD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Associate Chair, Epidemiology
  • Director of Masters Studies, Epidemiology
  • Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Affiliated Faculty, Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan, Medical School

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Women’s Health

Bambarendage Perera Bambarendage Pinithi Upekka Perera, PhD
  • Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Epigenetics, Genetics, Precision Health

Rudy Richardson Rudy J. Richardson, ScD, DABT
  • Dow Professor Emeritus, Toxicology
  • Associate Professor Emeritus, Neurology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, COVID-19, Environmental Health, Infectious Disease, Modeling, Toxicology

Natalie Sampson Natalie R. Sampson, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, College of Education, Health and Human Services, University of Michigan Dearborn
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Health Communication, Health Equity, Health Policy, Public Health Practice

Amy Schulz Amy J. Schulz, PhD, MPH, MSW
  • University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor
  • Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Health Equity, Racism

Young Ah Seo Young Ah Seo, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, Child Health, Environmental Health, Genetics, Nutrition, Precision Health

Peter Song Peter X. K. Song, PhD
  • Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Chronic Disease, Child Health, COVID-19, Environmental Health, Infectious Disease, Nutrition

Laurie Svoboda Laurie K Svoboda, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Toxicology

Xin Wang Xin Wang, PhD, MPH
  • Research Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, Diabetes, Environmental Health, Health Equity, Mental Health, Nutrition, Precision Health, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health

Deborah Watkins Deborah J Watkins, PhD, MPH
  • Research Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Environmental Health, Maternal Health, Mental Health, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health

Chuanwu Xi Chuanwu Xi, PhD, MS
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Environmental Health, Global Public Health, Infectious Disease, Water Quality

placeholder-image Donglin Zeng, PhD
  • Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Brain Disorders, Cancer, Chronic Disease, Clinical Trials, COVID-19, Diabetes, Environmental Health, Genetics, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Informatics, Mental Health, Modeling, Nutrition, Precision Health, Substance Use, Vaccines, Women’s Health