Public Health IDEAS for Creating Healthy and Equitable Cities
Currently, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas and this is expected to increase to 67% by 2050. Between the pandemic, climate change, other infectious and noncommunicable diseases, violence, and countless other issues, cities are facing unprecedented social, financial, environmental and physical challenges that impact the health and safety of urban populations.
We will identify sustainable strategies to address health equity and improve the health of urban communities across the globe, with a focus on addressing various determinants of health such as housing affordability, poverty, racism, and physical, environmental, and nutritional factors.
Michigan Public Health joins forces with leading health organizations in $25M Bank of America-funded initiative
With $13M Grant, Researchers Will Track Cancer Risk From Environmental ExposuresNew research from Michigan Public Health and Rogel Cancer Center
Program to help Detroit renters buy homes yields 85% ownership rate four years laterNew research from Roshanak Mehdipanah
Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
Mehdipanah specializes in innovative research methods including realist evaluations and concept mapping to develop conceptual frameworks linking complex interventions to health. She has led several projects on housing and health including health evaluations of housing policies on affordability and discrimination within the US.
Wang’s research focuses on statistical methods for evaluating dynamic treatment regimes, personalized health care, nonparametric and semiparametric regressions, missing data analysis, functional data analysis, and longitudinal (correlated/clustered) data analysis.