Research Projects

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Our students are the change agents of tomorrow—they will become the professionals who will make discoveries, develop policy, devise workable solutions to the big problems of our time, and change the way we think about health.

U-M SPH research productivity is at an all-time high, in terms of dollars awarded and depth and breadth of involvement with the health issues facing the world's 6 billion people. Our faculty, students, and research scientists pursue a wide range of initiatives, from the macromolecular to the global policy level. In labs and in the field, SPH researchers are studying parasites and toxins, tracking emerging diseases, analyzing data, developing intervention strategies to alter behavior that predisposes individuals to health risks, and pioneering policy to give greater access to health care and prevention services.

Research by Department

You can click on the links below to browse research areas in each department. We also encourage you to search our site by topic keywords. Reporters needing immediate assistance locating an expert should follow the procedures outlined on our experts for media page.

 Studying HIV in Ethiopia

 Belen Michael, a graduate student in the School of Public Health Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, spent her summer at St. Paul’s Hospital in Addis Ababa studying whether Ethiopian couples infected with HIV are interested in safer conception methods. Watch the video