Michigan Matters | Findings Spring 2012 | University of Michigan School of Public Health

Michigan Matters

  • What We Love

    What We Love

    The snow. | Lighthouses. | The Upper Peninsula. | Beaver Island. I go there every year to visit family...

  • On the Beat

    On the Beat

    I was a Brooklyn girl, raised on slate sidewalks and stoopball. But in my pre-maternal youth, I chased fancy degrees and good jobs all over the country

  • Natural Environment

    Natural Environment

    Faced with increasing risks of intense storms, heat stress, clean water availability, and economic hardship, municipal leaders across the country are seeking high-quality, location-specific analyses to help plan for climate change impacts.

  • Native Michigan

    Native Michigan

    Native Americans are more likely to die from cancer, diabetes, and heart and lung disease than other Michiganders. The question is, why?

  • Immigration/Migration


    Not surprisingly for a city surrounded by factories and refineries, Dearborn has high rates of both asthma and lead poisoning.

  • Detroit


    Healthy foods and healthful eating, physical activity, childhood asthma, access to health care, domestic violence prevention, policy-advocacy training: the Detroit Community–Academic Urban Research Center has made issues like these its focus for the past 17 years.

  • Territory to State

    Territory to State

    An unprecedented new program brings researchers from UM together with Lansing policymakers.

  • Industrial Michigan

    Industrial Michigan

    While its emphasis has shifted from heavy industry to issues like ergonomics and noise pollution, occupational health remains a vital public health concern--just as it was in Henry Ford's day.

  • 21st Century Michigan

    21st Century Michigan

    Once again Michigan is a proving ground--this time, for some of the country's most formidable health care challenges.

  • From the Dean: A Bridge to the World

    From the Dean: A Bridge to the World

    It was my great good fortune to move to Michigan in 1995. I never intended to settle in the Midwest. Like many of my colleagues, I came here to be part of a world-class public university--an institution with a genuinely global impact and reach. I didn't give much thought to the surrounding state, and I certainly never expected to fall in love with it.