Toby Citrin, J.D.
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy
- Director, Center for Public Health and Community Genomics
- Co-Director, University of Michigan Life Sciences and Society Program
- 1415 Washington Heights
- M3049 SPH II
- Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029
Professor Toby Citrin pursued a dual career as attorney/business executive and public health activist after receiving his J.D. degree from Harvard in 1959. He has held numerous positions on state and local public health planning, policy, and advisory bodies, and chaired the Governor's Commission which developed Michigan's first Public Health Code. Professor Citrin is the director of the Center for Public Health and Community Genomics, whose mission is the integration of genomic discoveries into public health practice with consideration of the ethical, legal, and social issues associated with the application of these discoveries, as well as the involvement of the community at large. Professor Citrin has played significant roles in developing and coordinating school-wide community-based public health programs to broaden and deepen the interchanges between SPH faculty and students and leaders and workers in community-based public health and social service organizations. These programs funded by foundation and governmental sources involve a variety of school-based and community-based activities in which students, faculty, and community members work in partnerships to identify and solve health-related problems. Professor Citrin has developed and directed projects in which these community-academic partnerships have engaged communities in genetics learning and policy development, and have linked community engagement with K-12 education in genomics and its implications for community health and health disparities.
- J.D., , Harvard Law School, 1959
- B.S., , Harvard College, 1956
Research Interests & Projects
- Communities of Color and Genetics Policy
- Michigan Center for Genomics and Public Health
- Education for Community Genomic Awareness
- Bonham V.L., Citrin, T., Modell, S.M., Franklin, T.H., Bleicher, E.W. & Fleck, L.M. (2009). Community-Based Dialogue: Engaging Communities of Color in the United States' Genetics Policy Conversation. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 325-360.
- Citrin, T. and Modell, S.M. (2009). Racial/Ethnic Communities and Newborn Screening Policies. In Baily, M.A. and Murray, T.H. (Ed.) Ethics and Newborn Genetic Screening: New Technologies, New Challenges 160-177. Johns Hopkins University Press
- Citrin, T. (2004). Policy Issues in Taking a Community-Based Approach. In Bruce, T. (Ed.) Community-Based Public Health. . W.K. Kellogg Foundation
- Citrin, T. (2003). Genomics and Public Health; Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Genomics and Population Health . United States
- Modell, S.M. and Citrin, T. (2002). Ethics Instruction in an Issues-Oriented Course on Public Health Genetics. Health Education and Behavior 43-60.
- Citrin, T. (2001). Enhancing Public Health Research and Learning through Community-Academic Partnerships: The Michigan Experience. Public Health Reports. .
- Citrin, T. (1998). Public Health - Community of Commodity? Reflections on Health Communities. American Journal of Public Health 351-352.
- Citrin, T. (1993). Linking Community Service with Independent Studies. In Howard, J. (Ed.) PRAXIS I: A Faculty Casebook on Community Service Learning. . OCSL Press, Ann Arbor
- American Public Health Association
- Michigan State Bar