Environmental health experts at the University of Michigan School of Public Health are immersed in understanding the connection between the health of individuals and communities and the environment—whether it’s the air we breathe, water we drink, food we eat, products we use or places we live and work.
Suzanne Gilbert, MPH ’75 and PhD ’83, has dedicated her life to working in international public health and preventing blindness after co-founding the Seva Foundation with fellow alum Dr. Larry Brilliant, among others, more than 40 years ago. She is the senior director of Research and Strategic Opportunities at Seva’s headquarters in Berkeley, California.
Davontae Nathaniel Foxx-Drew’s lived experience sparked his passion for healthcare, his pursuit of leadership
During Davontae Nathaniel Foxx-Drew’s time at the University of Michigan, where he is pursuing a Master of Health Services Administration from the School of Public Health in the Department of Health Management and Policy and an MBA from the Ross School of Business, Foxx-Drew has demonstrated the academic skills and leadership qualities that likely will land him a prominent and impactful position in the healthcare industry.
Combating Infectious Diseases and Building Health Equity
Michigan Public Health recently launched two new initiatives under its Public Health IDEAS umbrella that will focus on preventing the spread of infectious diseases and building health equity: Public Health IDEAS Combating Infectious Diseases and Public Health IDEAS for Building Health Equity.
Professional passion and personal motivation led Bhramar Mukherjee and Mousumi Banerjee to India and back as they rapidly used every skill and connection at their disposal to help their home country during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.