Epidemiology

Frances Dean

Epidemiologist with a dual degree in social work set to begin career with Defense Health Agency

Frances Dean, MPH, MSW

Now that Frances Dean has earned a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health and a Master of Social Work in Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse from the School of Social Work after graduating in December, Dean is committed to working in the public health field for the federal government for the next two and a half years as a behavioral epidemiologist.

Nina Masters

Digging deeply in epidemiology: Young disease detective finds her home

Nina Masters, MPH ’18, PhD ’21

Growing up, Nina Masters, MPH ’18, PhD ’21, loved problem solving when it came to infectious disease transmission. Now, she has her dream job as an epidemic intelligence service officer in the Viral Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Danielle Stone

A love of 'Star Trek' first sparked interest in infectious diseases

Danielle Stone

Danielle Stone, a self-proclaimed Trekkie, is boldly going where (virtually) no one has gone before: graduating with a Master of Science in Computational Epidemiology and Systems Modeling from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She'll be among the first graduates from the new degree program.

Belinda Needham, Associate Professor and Chair of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health

The Social Side of Disease and Disease Prevention

Belinda Needham

Socioeconomic status, overcrowding, institutional racism, political partisanship, and global economic inequality are all social factors that determine the disease risk for individuals and populations. And understanding those factors from all angles—from biology to sociology—can help us reduce that risk.

Kaitlyn Akel, Master’s Student in Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Confronting COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy with Public Health History

Kaitlyn Akel

Kaitlyn Akel combines her study of history and biology with her passion for public health to protect entire populations. From urban health to vaccine hesitancy to environmental health, Akel’s work connects academic and cultural insights to provide broader understandings of community health.