Michigan Public Health is built on diverse perspectives and community voices. We engage
with countless fields and diverse populations, and together we help drive forward
the dialogues that guide the future of public health.
Patrick Carter, Marc Zimmerman, Rebeccah Sokol
Most school shooters obtain the firearm from home. And the number of guns within reach of high school-age teenagers has increased during the pandemic – highlighting the importance of locking firearms and keeping them unloaded in the home.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another hidden pandemic that deserves our attention: More than 140,000 children in the US have experienced the loss of a primary parent or caregiver from COVID-19.
The romanticism of global public health work, says Chinyere Neale, will not survive the pandemic nor the new forms of collaboration it has demanded of researchers. Knowing that we can do really good work from anywhere in the world—including our current location—is a good thing for public health.
Alex Parks came to public health with moral convictions. She now employs evidence, frameworks, and statistics to back them up. She’s also discovering the deep scientific value of stories, and the problems we create if we wait too long for overwhelming evidence.