Faculty Profile

Paul J. Fleming, PhD, MPH

Paul J. Fleming, PhD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior & Health Education
  • 3814 SPH I
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Paul Fleming is an Assistant Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He received his PhD in Health Behavior with a graduate minor in Sociology from the University of North Carolina and his MPH in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University. He has previously worked as a Community Health Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua developing and implementing health programs and also as a consultant on issues related to the social determinants of health for the World Bank and U.S. Agency for International Development. Currently, his mixed-methods research focuses on the root causes of health inequities, with a particular focus on developing and evaluating interventions in poor and marginalized communities in Michigan and abroad. In his work in Michigan, he uses a community-based participatory approach with Latino immigrants to examine how policies and discrimination contribute to poor physical and mental health outcomes. In his international work, he focuses on how gender norms - and their intersection with class and race/ethnicity - can result in men's harmful behaviors, including partner violence, sexual risk behaviors, and lack of support for family planning.

  • NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Division of Global Public Health, University of California, San Diego, 2015-2016
  • PhD, Health Behavior, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
  • MPH, Behavioral Sciences & Health Education, Emory University, 2011
  • B.A., Political Science and Spanish, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006