Faculty

An older woman receiving a COVID-19 vaccine from a nurse.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Understanding Herd Immunity, Vaccine Hesitancy

Q&A with Abram L. Wagner

Since the beginning of the pandemic, herd immunity has been portrayed as the holy grail to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. Abram Wagner, research assistant professor of Epidemiology, explains why reaching herd immunity might not be as simple as we thought, and what vaccine hesitancy and availability have to do with it. Read more

 A truck drives by a neighborhood in Southwest Detroit. Neighbors say the constant noise makes it hard to sleep or enjoy outdoor activities.

Truck Noise in Southwest Detroit Adds to Public Health Concerns

New research from Stuart Batterman

Researchers at the University of Michigan joined forces with the Southwest Detroit Community Benefits Coalition and local community members to evaluate the noise impact of trucks on Southwest Detroit. Currently, trucks are being rerouted as part of the new Gordie Howe International Bridge construction. Read more

Silhouettes of a diverse group of people.

Faculty Team Hopes to Galvanize Anti-Racism in Public Health Education

As public health faculty passionate about health equity, Melissa Creary and Paul Fleming have spent their careers observing the ways in which racism creates barriers to health for communities. Now, the pair are laying plans to make an impact on public health education through anti-racist teaching, beginning in their own backyard. Read more

Woman sitting with a doctor.

Examining Genetic Influences on Menopause Symptoms

New research from Wei Zhao

Certain genetic factors predictive of reproductive aging are also associated with menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats, according to a University of Michigan-led study published in Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society. Read more