Urban Health

Aerial view of Michigan Stadium, the

Learning Public Health Practice in a Virtual World

Q&A with Elizabeth Zaebst

A hypothetical college football game—a familiar scenario for Michigan students—provided the backdrop to a remote preparedness exercise for public health students and the Washtenaw County Health Department. Familiarity with the Big House and surrounding terrain helped the students focus on how to keep everyone healthy. Read more

Yellow ventilation pipes on a ceiling.

COVID-19, Aerosols, and Ventilation

Q&A with Aurora Le

As the weather gets colder and we find ourselves inside for longer periods of time, how can we avoid aerosolized droplets becoming a problem for disease transmission in our public buildings? Dr. Aurora Le walks us through some basic steps any building occupant or manager can take to mitigate risk of COVID-19 spread. Read more

an abandoned building covered by plants

IN THE NEWS: As the Forest Moves Back in, Pollen Is on the Rise in Detroit

New Research from Daniel Katz

Pollen allergies afflict millions of Americans each year. In the industrialized world, pollen allergy rates are on the rise, and with climate change likely driving an increase in airborne pollen loads, experts predict the situation stands to only get worse. Read more