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Dean F. DuBois Bowman, University of Michigan School of Public Health

From the Dean: A New Era of 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.

Michelle Khurana,  Begum Zubeida Khurana, Laila, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Three Generations, One Passion: When Public Health Runs in the Family

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.

Brittany McQueer, Rita and Rebecca Gelman, University of Michigan School of Public

Real-World Experiences for Adaptable Students

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.

Joe Eisenberg in the Huron River observing the interplay of natural ecosystems and human-built environments. Eisenberg is professor of Epidemiology and Global Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

One Health: Preventing and Solving Public Health Disasters

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, University of Michigan School of Public Health

How Museum Collections Can Enhance Public Health

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.