Professional passion and personal motivation led Bhramar Mukherjee and Mousumi Banerjee to India and back as they rapidly used every skill and connection at their disposal to help their home country during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fall 2021, Features
Dean F. DuBois Bowman
Current trends toward a future where disease outbreaks happen more often due to globalization, human migration, and climate damage can be slowed and even reversed when we ensure every public health intervention accounts for the interconnected health of humans, animals, and the environment.
Michelle Khurana, MPH ’96, and her mother, Begum Zubeida Khurana, MPH ’76, have served the Dearborn area for decades as physicians and advocates. Michelle’s daughter Laila is an undergraduate student at the School of Public health, and they are each full of insight and passion about public health.
By David Pratt
Today’s public health students face a dynamic work environment and often rely on flexible forms of support to succeed in work-based experiences. When donor funds address the full range of needs, students can focus all their energy and creativity on their academic and professional development.
The One Health model encourages scientists from multiple disciplines to take a systemic view of the world’s pressing public health problems and adopt collaborative, integrated approaches to solving them. By pooling knowledge and resources, we can develop new measures to ensure better health for people, animals, and ecologies.
Lexi Frank, MPH ’21
What can dead animals tell us about human health and disease? It turns out, quite a bit. From virus and other pathogen cycles to the quality of the environments we call home, animal health and animal science can tell us a lot about ourselves as humans and how we might improve public health.