Michigan Public Health faculty, students and alumni are making an impact on public health in the US and around the world. Find the latest news here. View our news archive for additional content.

pink bathroom stalls


Hygiene Products Associated With Presence of Chemicals in Women's Blood

New Research from Ning Ding, Stuart Batterman, and Sung Kyun Park

The study looked at the correlation between the use of female hygiene products and the levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in women’s blood. Read more

Bedroom clock

Lead Exposure Linked to Lower Quality Sleep in Youth

New Research from Erica Jansen

Youth who are exposed to lead may have a harder time getting a good night's sleep, which may affect their cognitive abilities. Read more

School lockers

IN THE NEWS: New UM Initiative Will Focus on Evidence-Based Solutions for School Safety, Gun Violence Prevention

Justin Heinze featured on Michigan Radio

A new national research and training center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health will research gun violence and safety solutions in the wake of multiple mass school shootings. Read more

Illustration of a firearm

IN THE NEWS: Guns Are the the Second Biggest Killer of Kids in America, yet We Spend Just $600 for Each Dead Child to Understand Why

Rebecca Cunningham Featured in Newsweek

A team of researchers led by Rebecca Cunningham, interim vice president of research at the University of Michigan, have now analyzed the level of funding provided to different causes of childhood deaths. This included cancer, motor vehicle crashes, meningitis, diabetes and opioid overdoses, among others. Read more