As the school looks to the future and to how it can sustain and enhance diversity work in our community, professors Marie O’Neill and Enrique Neblett are providing key leadership in this ongoing, constantly evolving work.
Young transgender adults often relocate to cities like San Francisco where they feel safer and have access to adequate health care, but the migration might place them at risk of homelessness, unemployment and racism, say University of Michigan researchers.
Joel D. Howell
Using the bodies of African Americans without consent is a dark part of US medical history and part of a much larger issue in this country. Even if these widely documented—and incredibly gruesome—experimentations had never happened, the underlying racism that led us to permit such atrocities must still be addressed.
Telehealth involves providing services via remote technologies. Historically, behavioral health providers were relatively slow to adopt telehealth tools because of regulatory barriers. But the COVID-19 pandemic has changed that.
Trends and hashtags can raise awareness, but education and difficult conversations can really move the needle from injustice and racism to understanding and equity. Michigan student-athletes, including alum and current master’s student Briana Nelson, formed a student organization to move us forward to change.
It can take a long time to develop new policy, and some advocacy roads lead to dead ends. But good advocacy work always makes a difference. As racism, policing, and police reform were becoming the national public health story of the summer, student leaders led a remote advocacy initiative to continue bringing public health insights to the discourse.