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What are the Costs and Benefits of a Public Health Master's Degree?

Q&A with Angela Beck

In a recent essay published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), Angela Beck, clinical assistant professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, discusses the costs and benefits of public health master’s degrees. Read more

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Virtual Senior Center Helps Older Adults in Detroit Connect While Social Distancing

Low-income older adults and those with serious health problems are particularly vulnerable to negative health and social impacts caused by social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Researchers from the University of Michigan and partner, Methodist Children’s Home Society, are piloting a virtual senior center that offers enrichment and educational programs via phone to help combat the isolation. Read more

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How to Think about Coronavirus Like a Public Health Expert

Patricia Wren, MPH ’92

Public health leader, UM-Dearborn professor, and Michigan Public Health alum Patricia Wren weighs in on why the current disruptions to our daily lives are necessary—and why we should probably prepare for the long haul. Read more

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Generational Impact: Fifty Years of the PhD Program in Health Services Research and Policy

The long and illustrious careers of alums from Michigan’s program in Health Services Research and Policy demonstrate the impact of professionals trained in both practice and academia—a testament to the educational value of the program for students and the broad influence the program has had on health care management and policy in the US and beyond. Read more