PhD

Lucie Kalousova

Tobacco Control: A Success Story with a Side Story

Lucie Kalousova, PhD ’17

As a doctoral student, Lucie Kalousova knew she needed a dissertation topic that would make a meaningful contribution to improving population health and closing health disparities. The academic rigor and spirit of collaboration she found at Michigan helped her meld public health and social sciences into research that helps mitigate the adverse effects of smoking on minority and low-SES groups. Read more

Ainash Childebayeva

Drilling for DNA: The Unexpected Adventures of a Public Health Anthropologist

Ainash Childebayeva, PhD ’19

Could that researcher in goggles sitting in a lab really be an anthropologist? And how much adventure will they actually have? From the top of the Himalayas and the Andes to the insides of cells, Ainash Childebayeva has combined anthropology, genetics, and public health to uncover secrets of human history and keep today’s vulnerable populations healthy. Read more

Katharine Bradley

Guiding Principles: Balancing Context and Evidence to Inform Policy

Katharine Bradley, PhD ’14

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

Khalil Hosny Mancy, professor emeritus of Environmental Health Sciences, lowers an oxygen sensor into the Nile River as it runs through Cairo in 1971.

Healthy Water, Healthy People

Khalil Hosny Mancy

Long before the dangers of global warming were clear to us, public health researchers were pursuing protective measures for our most basic and valuable environmental resources and linking that work to concerns about health equity and environmental justice. Read more

Stephen Salerno

Statistics Served with Love: A Family Passion for Nourishing the Community

Stephen Salerno, MS ’18

How does biostatistics keep doctoral student Stephen Salerno connected to his family’s passion for feeding people? He makes sure every research and volunteer experience is a chance to feed local and global communities with accessible data that helps alleviate and prevent health problems and health disparities. Read more