Computational Epidemiology and Systems Modeling

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Marisa Eisenberg Receives University Award for Public Engagement in 2021

Marisa Eisenberg, associate professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, is set to receive the University of Michigan President’s Award for National and State Leadership for her contributions to public health response during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021.

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Menthol Ban Would Save 650,000 Lives in the Next 40 Years

New research from the Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations

Banning menthol flavors in cigarettes could reduce smoking by 15% by having smokers giving up tobacco products altogether or switching to e-cigarettes and other nicotine vaping products—avoiding 16,250 tobacco-related deaths per year by 2060, according to a new University of Michigan study.

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Michigan Researchers Get $5.3M to Expand COVID-19 Wastewater Monitoring

New Research from Chuanwu Xi and Kevin Bakker

University of Michigan researchers surveying wastewater systems for SARS-COV-2 will be able to increase testing sites and continue monitoring until 2023 after receiving more than $5 million from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.