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 Substance Use

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

Amy Bohnert Amy Bohnert, PhD, MHS
  • Professor, Epidemiology
  • Professor, Anesthesiology

Areas of Expertise
Substance Use

F. DuBois Bowman F. DuBois Bowman, PhD
  • Dean, School of Public Health
  • Roderick J. Little Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Brain Disorders, Mental Health, Substance Use

Andrew Brouwer Andrew F Brouwer, PhD, MS, MA
  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, COVID-19, Global Public Health, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health, Modeling, Respiratory Viruses, Substance Use, Tobacco

Tom Buchmueller Tom Buchmueller, PhD
  • Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance
  • Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Insurance, Health Policy, LGBT Health, Mental Health, Substance Use

James Buszkiewicz James H Buszkiewicz, PhD, MPH
  • Research Investigator, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Health Equity, Health Policy, Mental Health, Nutrition, Social Epidemiology, Substance Use, Tobacco

Victoria Convertino Victoria L. Convertino, JD
  • Lecturer, Public Health Law

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Environmental Health, Health Equity, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Maternal Health, Public Health Practice, Reproductive Health, Substance Use, Women’s Health

Christina Denslinger Christina Denslinger, PhD
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
  • Program Director, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center

Areas of Expertise
Diabetes, Public Health Practice, Substance Use

Michael Elliott Michael R. Elliott, PhD
  • Professor, Biostatistics
  • Research Professor, Survey Methodology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Child Health, Clinical Trials, COVID-19, Health Policy, Maternal Health, Substance Use, Women’s Health

Nancy Fleischer Nancy L Fleischer, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Co-Director, Certificate in Social Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Health Equity, LGBT Health, Racism, Social Epidemiology, Substance Use

Kristi Gamarel Kristi E Gamarel, PhD, EdM
  • Associate Chair and Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education

Areas of Expertise
Firearm Injury Prevention, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health, Mental Health, Racism, Substance Use

jheinze2 Justin E Heinze, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Associate Professor, Combined Program in Education and Psychology

Areas of Expertise
Firearm Injury Prevention, Mental Health, Substance Use

Jihyoun Jeon Jihyoun Jeon, PhD, MS
  • Associate Research Scientist, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Chronic Disease, Modeling, Substance Use, Tobacco

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

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

Jian Kang Jian Kang, PhD, MS
  • Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Child Health, COVID-19, Health Informatics, Infectious Disease, Mental Health, Precision Health, Substance Use

Elizabeth King Elizabeth J. King, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Associate Professor of Global Public Health
  • Director of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Equity, Health Policy, Reproductive Health, Substance Use, Women’s Health

Yi Li Yi Li, PhD
  • M. Anthony Schork Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics
  • Professor, Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Firearm Injury Prevention, Genetics, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Substance Use

Briana Mezuk Briana Mezuk, PhD
  • Professor, Epidemiology
  • Director, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health [on sabbatical 2023-2024]

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Health Equity, Mental Health, 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

Sari Reisner Sari L. Reisner, ScD, MA
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Faculty Affiliate, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health
  • Faculty Affiliate, Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and Family Depression Center

Areas of Expertise
Clinical Trials, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health, Mental Health, Racism, Reproductive Health, Social Epidemiology, Substance Use, Urban Health, Women’s Health

Sarah Stoddard Sarah A Stoddard, PhD, RN, CNP, FSAHM, FAAN
  • Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Co-Director, Training and Education Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center
  • Director, Certificate in Injury Science

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Firearm Injury Prevention, Health Equity, Mental Health, Substance Use, Urban Health

Marianne Udow-Phillips Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA
  • Lecturer, Health Policy and Management
  • Senior Advisor, Center for Health and Research Transformation

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Health Care, Health Policy, Substance Use

Kenneth Warner Kenneth E. Warner, PhD
  • Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Public Health
  • Dean Emeritus, School of Public Health
  • Professor Emeritus, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Global Public Health, Health Policy, Substance Use, Tobacco

Zhenke Wu Zhenke Wu, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Child Health, Clinical Trials, COVID-19, Health Informatics, Infectious Disease, Mental Health, Precision Health, Substance Use

Donglin Zeng Donglin Zeng, PhD
  • Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Brain Disorders, Cancer, Chronic Disease, Clinical Trials, COVID-19, Diabetes, Environmental Health, Genetics, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Informatics, Mental Health, Modeling, Nutrition, Precision Health, Substance Use, Vaccines, Women’s Health

Wei Zhao Wei Zhao, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
  • Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Social Research

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, Child Health, Epigenetics, Genetics, Health Equity, Mental Health, Precision Health, Reproductive Health, Social Epidemiology, Substance Use

Kara Zivin Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA
  • Marcia A. Valenstein, MD Collegiate Professor, Psychiatry
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Research Career Scientist, Center for Clinical Management
  • Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy, Maternal Health, Mental Health, Reproductive Health, Substance Use, Women’s Health