Research

Parent and child talking in the kitchen

Conversation with Parents on Race Can Improve Black Adolescents' Mental Health

Q&A with Riana Elyse Anderson

Black parents' experiences of racial discrimination can negatively affect their children's psychological outcomes—but talking about these experiences and improving racial socialization competency could help prevent these negative outcomes, according to a new study by a University of Michigan researcher. Read more

Marc Zimmerman

Marc Zimmerman Appointed Co-Director of Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

Marc Zimmerman, the Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Public Health and professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, will serve as co-director of the newly established Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. The University of Michigan presidential initiative was first developed in 2019 and will work to address the epidemic of firearm violence in the US. 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