HBHE Celebrates UM SPH's 75th Anniversary in March 2017

All are welcome to join HBHE students, faculty, staff and alumni as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of U-M SPH in March with two special events highlighting the history of HBHE and its impact on the careers of our alumni.

Join us Tuesday, 3/21 for the HBHE Distinguished Alumni Panel:

Alumni Panel

Three distinguished HBHE Alumni will tell us their career story and highlight how HBHE and U-M SPH have positively impacted their journey:

  • Dr. Yanique Redwood, '00, '08, has overall responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, and administrative operations of the Consumer Health Foundation (CHF), a private foundation in Washington, D.C. She joined CHF as its second President and CEO in 2012 and has led the foundation through a strategic shift that emphasizes the relationship between health, economic justice, and racial equity. Prior to joining CHF, Dr. Redwood was a senior associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation where she managed the health and mental health portfolio of grants for the Evidence-Based Practice Team. Before joining the Casey Foundation, Dr. Redwood completed a post-doctoral fellowship as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prior to her work at CDC, she directed a community-based participatory research initiative in Atlanta. This body of work included pilot projects to provide community-based mental health services for low-income women and a policy advocacy campaign to mitigate the impact of the built environment on health and mental health. In 2012, she was named a Terrance Keenan Institute Emerging Leader in Health Philanthropy by Grantmakers in Health, and in 2016 she was named a Business Alliance for Local Living Economies Fellow. Dr. Redwood has degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology (BS) and University of Michigan School of Public Health (PhD, MPH).
  • Dr. Grant Baldwin, '03, is the Director of the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has served in this capacity since 2008. Dr. Baldwin has helped raise the profile of motor vehicle injury prevention and scaled up CDC's response to the prescription drug overdose epidemic. He has also advanced the work in older adult fall prevention and CDC's efforts traumatic brain injury prevention. He has been at CDC for over 20 years. Dr. Baldwin received his PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan. He received a MPH in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University, and is currently an affiliated professor at Emory University. Dr. Baldwin has given keynote addresses or provided remarks at over 60 state, national and international conferences and meetings, has authored or coauthored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, and has received awards of excellence for his leadership and teaching.
  • Dr. Mary Gallant, '90, '95, is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Public Health at University at Albany, SUNY, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior. She is also currently Chair Elect of the Aging and Public Health Section of the American Public Health Association. Her research interests include self-care and health behaviors among older adults, social network influences on chronic illness management, and family caregiving. Her recent work also includes the evaluation of evidence-based interventions implemented in community-based settings, and she is currently coordinating a comprehensive statewide evaluation of the New York State Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver Support Program. She received her MPH and PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in applied issues of aging at the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

Join us Friday, 3/24 for a special walk through the history of HBHE with Dr. Strecher


Dr. Victor Strecher, Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, will take us on an entertaining journey through the history of Health Behavior & Health Education.

  • Dr. Victor Strecher, '80, '83, founded the UM Center for Health Communications Research (1995), HealthMedia (1998), a digital health coaching company that was sold to Johnson & Johnson in 2008, and JOOL Health (2015), a digital health solution company that integrates the science of health and well-being, advanced smartphone and biometric technology, and big data analytics. His most recent book is Life On Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything (HarperOne).

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