Kris Sarri, MPH ’97, exemplifies the University of Michigan mission of becoming leaders and best through her lifelong dedication to bettering the earth’s health through policy and action. Today, Sarri’s storied career is built upon two decades of work in Washington, DC, at the highest levels of the federal government.
Recent graduates from the University of Michigan School of Public Health share their thoughts about distance learning, the many things they learned as students, and the personal and communal resilience that helped them navigate multiple public health crises while working toward graduate degrees.
Susan Ringler-Cerniglia, MPH ’04
From regional outbreaks to global pandemics, local public health experts respond regularly to public health crises. Susan Ringler-Cerniglia, MPH ’04, says the current pandemic has clarified the need for ongoing investment in public health.
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.
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.