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Engaging and Empowering Vulnerable Communities for Climate Change Action

Marie O'Neill

Marie O’Neill, professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, uses this idea as a basis for her long-standing research on environmental and occupational exposures—and how they affect human health. We spoke to Marie to learn more about her research and community-based work. Read more

Briana Nelson

Total Transformation: Focus, Execution, and What We Want to Do with Our Lives

Briana Nelson

In eighth grade, Briana Nelson decided to improve her fitness. With personal initiative and family support, a lifetime passion for nutrition was born. “It was a total transformation,” Nelson says, and her ability to focus and move herself forward toward big goals is helping her achieve great things as a student-athlete and as an ambassador for health equity. Read more

Rohan Jeremiah

Family Matters, Community Matters: Challenging Opportunities in Public Health Practice

Rohan Jeremiah, MPH ’06

As alum and public health professor Rohan Jeremiah knows well, public health does its best work when it remembers the inherent strengths and unique qualities of the communities it seeks to serve. This means paying close attention to local cultures and thinking creatively about ways to turn challenges into opportunities. Read more

Shuji Tsuda

Stretching His Border to Prevent Dementia: A Physician's Shift to Public Health

Shuji Tsuda

Shuji Tsuda worked as a family physician in Japan for over a decade. In that time, he cared for those suffering from dementia but became frustrated by his inability to prevent their deterioration. With public health training, he aims to transform care to prevent cases, and better treat those with dementia in the US and Japan. Read more

Brooke Callaghan

Inspired by Adversity to Create Better Health through Food

Brooke Callaghan

Inspired by her own brush with food insecurity, master's 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

Theresa Gorman

Recovering from 9/11 and Moving Public Health to the Front Lines of Disaster Response

Theresa Gorman, MPH ’11

Theresa Gorman witnessed firsthand the clean up at Ground Zero after the September 11 attacks and how rescue and recovery workers began to suffer from respiratory problems. She has built a career around ensuring environmental and worker health and urges public health professionals to see their role in disaster preparedness and response. Read more