Eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of healthy life, while choosing to eat a serving of nuts instead could help you gain 26 minutes of extra healthy life, according to a University of Michigan study.
University of Michigan researchers surveying wastewater systems for SARS-COV-2 will be able to increase testing sites and continue monitoring until 2023 after receiving more than $5 million from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
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.
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.
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.