Ph.D. Student Profile

Myra M. Tetteh

Myra M. Tetteh, M.P.P.

  • Doctoral Candidate
  • Cognate: Urban Planning


  • M.P.P., University of Michigan-Dearborn (2010)
  • B.A., Political Science and Sociology, University of Michigan (2007)

Research Interests & Projects

Myra's research interests are understanding how the physical design of urban communities' impact the likelihood of urban residents meeting appropriate physical activity levels critical for health. Specifically, she is interested in exploring how the factors in urban communities (e.g. violence, frequency of crosswalks, presence of parks, among and other factors) impact a person's willingness and ability to be physically active.

Selected Publications

  • Sampson, N., Tetteh, M., Schulz, A. Ramirez, E., Wilkins, D., de Majo, R., Mentz, G., Johnson-Lawrence, V. "Multidirectional Translation of Environmental Health Science in Community Settings: The Case of Oxidative Stress Pathways," Progress in Community Health Partnership, 10(2), 2016.

Additional Information

Myra is currently the Co-Chair of the Active Living Work Group for the Detroit Food and Fitness Collaborative; as well as the Founder and Chair of the Detroit Complete Streets Coalition. Additionally, she is a Mayoral Appointee to the City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Commission.