Engaged Learning

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First Online MPH Cohort Graduates

This spring, the school graduated its first cohort from the online MPH program. The graduates came into the program from a variety of backgrounds. Many of them balanced full-time jobs—including as frontline health care workers—with their course load. Read more

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Public Health MOOCs Getting a Massive Response

Whether you have specific interests or career goals or just want to know more about public health systems and practices generally, massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide valuable practical knowledge from Michigan Public Health experts. Read more

Sarah Javaid, MPH '21

Alumni and Donors Provide Critical Student Support during the Pandemic

Generosity can make all the difference. In a year of unprecedented challenges, Michigan Public Health saw a significant increase in the number of smaller donations made to the school. Many of those gifts went to supporting students experiencing critical needs due to the pandemic. Read more

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Family Matters, Community Matters: Challenging Opportunities in Public Health Practice

Rohan Jeremiah, MPH ’06

As alum and public health professor Rohan Jeremiah knows well, public health does its best work when it remembers the inherent strengths and unique qualities of the communities it seeks to serve. This means paying close attention to local cultures and thinking creatively about ways to turn challenges into opportunities. Read more

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Interview with a Pathogen: The Importance of Investigative Reporting in All Things

Dolly Katz, MPH ’90, PhD ’95

Since grade school, Dolly Katz had planned to be a reporter. The Michigan alum worked for years as a Detroit journalist before changing paths. She is now a disease expert at the CDC working to eradicate tuberculosis. Katz’s investigative skills have served her well as both a journalist and an epidemiologist. Read more