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


Environmental Health Sciences Faculty

Department Chair

Dana Dolinoy Dana C Dolinoy, PhD, MSc
  • NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Nutritional Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Child Health, Environmental Health, Epigenetics, Genetics, Maternal Health, Nutrition, Precision Health, Reproductive Health, Toxicology

Department Associate Chair

Simone Charles Simone Charles, PhD, MS
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Associate Chair, Curriculum, Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Justice

J. Tim Dvonch J. Tim Dvonch, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Associate Chair, Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Environmental Health, Global Public Health

Core Faculty

Stuart Batterman Stuart Batterman, PhD
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Global Public Health
  • Professor, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering

Areas of Expertise
Air Quality, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Global Public Health, Occupational Health, Urban Health, Water Quality

Amber Cathey Amber Cathey, PhD, MPH
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Environmental Health Sciences
Simone Charles Simone Charles, PhD, MS
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Associate Chair, Curriculum, Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Justice

Justin Colacino Justin Colacino, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Dana Dolinoy Dana C Dolinoy, PhD, MSc
  • NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Nutritional Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Child Health, Environmental Health, Epigenetics, Genetics, Maternal Health, Nutrition, Precision Health, Reproductive Health, Toxicology

J. Tim Dvonch J. Tim Dvonch, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Associate Chair, Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Environmental Health, Global Public Health

Jackie Goodrich Jackie Goodrich, PhD
  • Research Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Global Public Health Faculty Associate

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Environmental Health, Genetics, Global Public Health, Maternal Health, Occupational Health, Precision Health, Women’s Health

Sean Harris Sean M. Harris, PhD
  • Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health, Toxicology, Women’s Health

Aurora Le Aurora B. Le, PhD, MPH, CSP, CPH
  • John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, Occupational Health, Public Health Practice, Racism

John Meeker John Meeker, ScD, CIH
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Global Public Health
  • Senior Associate Dean for Research
Richard Neitzel Richard (Rick) Neitzel, PhD, MS, CIH, FAIHA
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Global Public Health
  • Director, Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Global Public Health, Occupational Health

Marie O'Neill Marie S. O'Neill, PhD
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Faculty Lead, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Air Quality, Environmental Justice

Bambarendage Perera Bambarendage Pinithi Upekka Perera, PhD
  • Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

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

Thomas Robins Thomas Robins, MD, MPH
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Laurie Svoboda Laurie K Svoboda, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Toxicology

Deborah Watkins Deborah J Watkins, PhD, MPH
  • Research Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Environmental Health, Maternal Health, Mental Health, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health

Chuanwu Xi Chuanwu Xi, PhD, MS
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Environmental Health, Global Public Health, Infectious Disease, Water Quality

Faculty with Joint Appointments

Toby Lewis Toby C. Lewis, MD, MPH
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
  • Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Health Behavior and Health Education
Mats Ljungman Mats Ljungman, PhD
  • Professor, Radiation Oncology
  • Professor, Environmental Health Science

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Genetics, Precision Health

Sung Kyun Park Sung Kyun Park, ScD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, 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

Emily Somers Emily Somers, PhD, ScM
  • Professor, Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Lecturers

Ingrid Bergin Ingrid Bergin, DVM, DACLAM, DACVP
  • Lecturer, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Assistant Professor, Laboratory Animal Medicine
Gregg Grubb Gregg Grubb, CIH
  • Lecturer, Environmental Health Sciences
Bradley Joseph Bradley S Joseph, MPH, MS, MS, PhD
  • Lecturer, Occupational Ergonomics

Areas of Expertise
Occupational Health

Jan Lach Jan Lach, PE, CSP
  • Lecturer, Environmental Health Sciences
Bert Schiller Bert Schiller, CIH
  • Lecturer of Environmental Health Sciences

Adjunct Faculty

Michael Bleavins Michael R. Bleavins, PhD
  • Adjunct Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Adam Finkel Adam M. Finkel, ScD, CIH
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Howard Hu Howard Hu, ScD, MD, MPH
  • Adjunct Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Geoffrey Jacquez Geoffrey Jacquez, PhD, MS
  • President of BioMedware, Inc.
  • Chair of TerraSeer, Inc.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
UM SPH Logo Alvaro Osornio-Vargas, MD, PhD
  • Adjunct Associate Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
  • Investigador, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia
Nicola Pirrone Nicola Pirrone, PhD
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Felipe Vadillo-Ortega Felipe Vadillo-Ortega, MD, PhD
  • Adjunct Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Director of Research, National Institute of Perinatology

Emeritus Faculty

Niladri Basu Niladri Basu, PhD
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Sergei Chernyak Sergei Chernyak, PhD
  • Associate Research Scientist, Environmental Health Sciences
Alfred Franzblau Alfred Franzblau, MD
  • Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
  • Associate Research Scientist, Center for Ergonomics
David Garabrant David H. Garabrant, MD, MPH
  • Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology
  • Associate Professor Emeritus, Emergency Medicine
Richard Garrison Richard Garrison, PhD, CIH, CSP
  • Associate Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health Sciences
Robert Gray Robert H. Gray, PhD
  • Emeritus Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Craig Harris Craig Harris, PhD
  • Dow Professor Emeritus of Toxicology
  • Professor Emeritus, Toxicology
  • Professor Emeritus, Nutritional Sciences
Rolf Hartung Rolf Hartung, PhD, DABT
  • Emeritus Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
W. Monroe Keyserling W. Monroe Keyserling, PhD
  • Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Rita Loch-Caruso Rita Karen Loch-Caruso, PhD
  • Professor Emerita, Toxicology
  • Professor Emerita, Program in the Environment

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health

Betzy Lozoff Betzy Lozoff, MD
  • Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School
Khalil Mancy Khalil H. Mancy, PhD
  • Emeritus Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Peter Meier Peter Meier, PhD
  • Emeritus Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Jerome Nriagu Jerome Nriagu, PhD, DSc
  • Emeritus Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
Arthur Oleinick Arthur Oleinick, MD, JD, MPH
  • Associate Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health Sciences
Rudy Richardson Rudy J. Richardson, ScD, DABT
  • Dow Professor Emeritus, Toxicology
  • Associate Professor Emeritus, Neurology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, COVID-19, Environmental Health, Infectious Disease, Modeling, Toxicology

Edward Zellers Edward T. Zellers, PhD
  • Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Chemistry