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 Opioids

Natasha Bagdasarian Natasha Bagdasarian, MD, MPH, FIDSA
  • Chief Medical Executive
  • Chief Medical Executive, State of Michigan,
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, Opioids, Respiratory Viruses

Mark Bicket Mark C. Bicket, MD, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Health Care, Health Policy, Opioids, Substance Use, Women’s Health

Spruha Joshi Spruha Joshi, PhD, MPH
  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Health Equity, Opioids, Social Epidemiology, Substance Use

Thuy Nguyen Thuy Dieu Nguyen, PhD, MPA
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Health Equity, Health Policy, Opioids, Substance Use

John Piette John Piette, PhD, MPH
  • Professor, Health Behavior Health Education
  • Professor, Global Public Health
  • Director, UM Center for Managing Chronic Disease
  • VA Senior Career Scientist

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Communication, Health Informatics, Mental Health, Opioids, Precision Health