Health Behavior and Health Education

Image of pills

AI could help patients with chronic pain avoid opioids

Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective alternative to opioid painkillers for managing chronic pain. But getting patients to complete those programs is challenging, especially because psychotherapy often requires multiple sessions and mental health specialists are scarce.

Headshot of Roshanak Mehdipanah.

Professor Mehdipanah's work looks at the connection between public health and housing

Social determinants of public health such as education and employment are a common part of economic and academic discourse. But another important determinant—housing—is less frequently acknowledged. Roshanak Mehdipanah, associate professor of Health Behavior & Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, is working to change that.

A wooden gavel is places on a white marble surface.

Consequences of Roe v. Wade being overturned are infinite, says Michigan Public Health alumna

Q&A with Elizabeth Mosley, PhD ’18

The US Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade on June 24, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. Elizabeth Mosley, who earned a PhD from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education, specializing in Gender and Population Studies, spoke to Michigan Public Health about the repercussions this landmark decision will have on women in the United States.