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
- Fleming, P.J., Novak, N., Lopez, W.D. U.S. Immigration Law Enforcement Practices and Health Inequities: A Conceptual Model and Public Health Agenda. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
- Fleming, P.J., Lopez, W.D., Mesa, H., Rion, R., Rabinowitz, E., Bryce, R., Doshi, M. The impact of the 2016 US election on immigrant families: perspectives from health and social service workers in Southeast Michigan. BMC Public Health.
- Fleming, P.J., Lopez, W.D., Ledon, C., Waller, A., Harner, M., Martinez, R., Kruger, D.J. (2019) 'I'm going to look for you and take your kids': Reproductive justice in the context of immigration enforcement. PLOS One. Epub ahead of print.
- Fleming, P.J., Villa Torres, L., Taboada, A., Richards, C., Barrington, C. (2016) Marginalisation, discrimination and the health of Latino immigrant day labourers in a central North Carolina community. Health and Social Care in the Community. DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12338
- Fleming, P.J., Gruskin, S., Roja, F., Dworkin, S.L. (2015). Men's violence against women and men are inter-related: Recommendations for simultaneous intervention. Social Science & Medicine. 146, 249-56.
- Fleming, P.J., McCleary-Sills, J., Morton, M., Levtov, R., Heilman, B., Barker, G. (2015). Risk factors for men's perpetration of intimate partner violence: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey in eight countries. PLoS ONE. 10(3).
- Fleming, P.J., Lee, J.G.L., Dworkin, S.L. (2014). 'Real men don't': Constructions of masculinity and inadvertent harm in public health interventions. American Journal of Public Health. 104(6), 1029-1035.