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Katharine Bradley

SPOTLIGHT

Guiding Principles: Balancing Context and Evidence to Inform Policy

Katharine Bradley, PhD ’14 (HMP)

Katharine Bradley was steered toward public health by her mother’s career in hospital administration, but, she says, “health insurance policy is different than administration.” Now equipped with a PhD in Health Services Research and Policy, she works to create research-based evidence about Medicaid implementation so we can have better health care policy. Read more

Brooke Callaghan

Inspired by Adversity to Create Better Health through Food

Brooke Callaghan

Inspired by her own brush with food insecurity, MPH student Brooke Callaghan has committed her education, and her own personal time, to improving food access and trying to combat health risks associated malnutrition. Read more

Maddie Schmitter

Environmental Studies and Human Nutrition: A Vital Nexus of Public Health Potential

Maddy Schmitter, BS ’19

Maddy Schmitter writes from Southeast Asia, where she is working on organic farms to learn more about sustainable food systems. With these experiences and all she learned as a public health student at Michigan, she will continue supporting practices that lead to better human and environmental health. Read more

Headshot of Janae Best in a black suit

Working in the Field to Reduce Health Disparities and Strengthen Health Equity

Janae Best

Since she arrived at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Janae Best has helped develop social media activism curriculum, become an active student ambassador, and deepened her knowledge on social determinants of health and race. Read more