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 P

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

Snigdha Panigrahi Snigdha Panigrahi, PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
  • Assistant Professor of Statistics 

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics

Sagar Parikh Sagar V. Parikh, MD
  • Adjunct Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public 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

Stephen Parker Stephen Parker, PhD
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics
  • Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Genetics

Minal Patel Minal R Patel, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Chair and Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Chronic Disease, Health Care, Health Communication, Health Equity

Celeste Leigh Pearce Celeste Leigh Pearce, PhD, MPH
  • Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Women’s Health

Epidemiology Logo Meredith Pedde, PhD, MPH, MPP
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Air Quality, Brain Disorders, Child Health, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice

Sarah Peitzmeier Sarah Peitzmeier, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, School of Nursing
  • Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
Bambarendage Perera Bambarendage Pinithi Upekka Perera, PhD
  • Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

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

Wei Perng Wei Perng, PhD
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
  • Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health
  • Assistant Director, Life Course Epidemiology of Adiposity and Diabetes (LEAD) Center Colorado School of Public Health, Anschutz Medical Campus

Areas of Expertise
Nutrition

Michele Peruzzi Michele Peruzzi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics

Karen Peterson Karen E. Peterson, DSc
  • Stanley M. Garn Collegiate Professor of Nutritional Sciences
  • Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences
  • Professor of Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Nutrition

Image Placeholder Patricia A. Peyser, PhD
  • Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology
Minh Tung Phung Minh Tung Phung, PhD, MPH
  • Research Investigator, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Global Public Health, Health Equity, Precision Health, Women’s Health

Gretchen Piatt Gretchen A Piatt, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Learning Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Co-Director, Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, Health Care, Health Equity

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

Nicola Pirrone Nicola Pirrone, PhD
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Jodyn Platt Jodyn Platt, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Learning Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Informatics, Health Policy, Precision Health

Friedrich Port Friedrich K. Port, MD, MS, FACP
  • Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology and Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise
Global Public Health, Health Policy, Public Health Practice

Laura Power Laura Power, MD, MPH
  • Director, Office of Public Health Practice
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise
Infectious Disease, Public Health Practice

Lisa Prosser Lisa A. Prosser, PhD, MS
  • Marilyn Fisher Blanch Research Professor, Pediatrics
  • Associate Vice President, Research - Health Sciences, University of Michigan Office of Research

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Health Policy