Global Public Health Faculty Spotlight

The Office of Global Public Health

In September 2011, Dean Martin Philbert launched a Global Public Health Initiative (now the Office of Global Public Health) to foster a collaborative and coordinated approach to global health research and activities across all the departments in the School of Public Health.

The Office of Global Public Health aims to highlight the work that faculty are doing not only within SPH, but around the world as well. Check out the faculty profiles below.

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 Clifford Douglas Clifford Douglas, J.D. 

Adjunct Lecturer, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Director, University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network

Cliff Douglas is an adjunct professor in HMP and the Vice President for Tobacco Control and Director of the ACS Center for Tobacco Control at the American Cancer Society. He has served as an advocate, lawyer, and policy advisor for twenty seven years in the field of domestic and international tobacco control.

Gary Harper Gary Harper, Ph.D., MPH 

Director, Office of Undergraduate Education
Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education

Gary Harper is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. Dr. Harper's research and community work have focused on the health promotion needs of adolescents who experience varying degrees of oppression and marginalization, especially gay/bisexual male youth and youth of color, with a focus on giving voice to the social justice needs of young people both in the U.S. and in Kenya.

David HuttonDavid Hutton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy
Associate Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering

David Hutton holds a from Stanford's department of Management Science and Engineering with a focus on health policy modeling. Prior to joining Stanford's Ph.D. program, David worked for a consulting company that focused on mathematical modeling and for several Silicon Valley software companies. David's current research is focused on health policy and medical decision making. His research and influence on national and international hepatitis B policy earned him the first place prize in the "Doing Good with Good OR student paper competition" from the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science. Dr. Hutton teaches HMP 610: Cost Effectiveness Analysis, HMP 654: Operation Research for Applied Health and HMP 655: Operations Modeling.

Andrew Jones Andrew Jones, Ph.D.

John G. Searle Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
Global Public Health Faculty Associate, School of Public Health

Andrew Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. He is a public health nutritionist interested in understanding how food environments influence the nutritional status of women and children in low-income countries.

Rafael MezaRafael Meza, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology 
Co-Leader, Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program, UM Comprehensive Cancer Center
Global Public Health Faculty Associate, School of Public Health

Rafael Meza is assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Meza's research interests lie at the interface of epidemiology, biostatistics and biomathematics. In particular, he is interested in cancer risk assessment, the analysis of cancer epidemiology data using mechanistic models of carcinogenesis, and the mathematical modeling of infectious disease dynamics and its applications in public health policy design.

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