In more than one way, second-year SPH student Sarah Lindenauer is following in the footsteps of her grandmother Marilyn Lindenauer, an SPH alumna (MPH ’76). As a Michigan undergraduate, Sarah took Professor Kenneth Warner’s “Introduction to Public Health” course in 2011—a decision that helped inspire her to follow her grandmother’s example by pursuing graduate studies in public health. Marilyn Lindenauer also studied with Warner—and in fact took the first-ever course he taught at SPH, in the winter term of 1973. Warner calls the coincidence “pretty cool” and says that while he’s taught a few other students from different generations of the same family, no pairing dates back to his “earliest days” as the Lindenauers do.
Matthew Boulton, director of the Preventive Medicine Residency at SPH, is the new editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, an international peer-reviewed medical journal. Boulton’s research interests include applied epidemiology, public health practice, infectious illness (especially vaccine-preventable diseases), assessment of the public health workforce, and public health in China and India.
SPH Dean Martin Philbert has been admitted a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Located in Cambridge, England, the RSC is the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Philbert’s research focuses on the development of flexible polymer nanoplatforms for optical sensing of ions and small molecules for the early detection and treatment of brain tumors. Other research interests include the mitochondrial mechanisms of chemically-induced neuropathic states.