Arabic calligraphy for the words public health

Q&A: Nihad Dukhan

Master Arabic calligrapher

The modern Arabic calligraphy featured in this issue of Findings was designed by Nihad Dukhan, an Arab American master calligraphy artist and a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Detroit Mercy. Dukhan is active in promoting Arabic/Islamic calligraphy and increasing people’s awareness of its cultural significance through exhibits, lectures and workshops.

Mariam Jalloul

Chief strategy officer has long-term vision for Dearborn

Mariam Mariam Jalloul, MPH ’19

Mariam Jalloul, MPH ’19, chief strategy officer for Dearborn, Michigan, witnessed some rather memorable events during her three years working in Washington, DC, and now she’s ready to leave her mark on her hometown.

Michigan Public Health Dean F. DuBois Bowman

Leading in the community

Throughout this issue of Findings, you’ll read stories of Michigan Public Health students, alumni and faculty who are deeply dedicated to the communities they serve.

Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud and Dearborn Public Health Director Ali Abazeed

A passion for Dearborn

Michigan Public Health alumni lead with a public health perspective

University of Michigan School of Public Health alumni Abdullah Hammoud and Ali Abazeed are leading their hometown of Dearborn, Michigan, with a public-health-in-all-policies approach. Hammoud, an epidemiologist, is the mayor, and Abazeed is the founding director of the inaugural Department of Public Health.