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David Mendez and Rafael Meza
The FDA has opened the public comment period for the agency’s proposed ban on menthol cigarettes. As experts on the behavioral and public health aspects of smoking, Michigan Public Health professors David Mendez and Rafael Meza explain the role of menthol in smoking-related illness and death.
Trish Fisher, a dual degree Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Health student, details her research on agricultural methane policy and the role that public health can play in championing strategies to support climate change mitigation.
This year’s 35th annual Annual Health Equity Conference led by student organization Public Health Student of African Descent (PHSAD) goes beyond the conceptual conversation of health equity and explores tangible, recognizable solutions through the lens of “Equity in Motion.”
In the fall of 2021, Singapore had one of the highest national vaccination rates around the globe. Despite this success, and vigilant COVID-19-related safety measures, the small nation has continued to struggle under the burden that the pandemic has put on its various care systems. One social worker reflects on the impact experienced by some of the country's vulnerable populations.