Dr. Larry Brilliant, MPH ’77, arrived at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in the 1970s with perhaps the most impressive résumé for a prospective student. He and his wife, Girija, had just returned from India after helping eradicate smallpox. Of course, the physician and medical epidemiologist has gone on to have a world-class career in public health and in the technology 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.
World-renowned epidemiologist Arnold Monto has devoted his 60-year career to combating influenza and other respiratory viruses
Reflecting on his 60-year career in public health, Michigan Public Health’s Dr. Arnold Monto said his success has hinged on his ability to address the laboratory, population and policy concerns that impact public health measures to halt the spread and reduce the severity of influenza epidemics and pandemics. By doing so, he has helped to save countless lives, prevent untold suffering and provide future generations with the tools to stem the threat of severe respiratory illnesses.
Matthew L. Boulton, senior associate dean for Global Public Health and professor of Epidemiology, served as senior editor for the 16th edition of Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine, with contributions from several other Michigan Public Health faculty and staff
Two University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers have been selected as inaugural recipients of a new annual award from the University of Michigan Biosciences Initiative.
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.