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Kristi Thomas, MPH '22

Pandemic Galvinizes Dentist to Study Public Health

Kristi Thomas

As much of our society began to shut down in April 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kristi Thomas was just gearing up to take on a new chapter in her career. She is now earning her MPH in Population and Health Sciences while she continues to lead the University of Michigan School of Dentistry's Community Dental Center.

Payton Watt, master's student in Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Shaping Public Health Policy with Arab Communities in Israel

Payton Watt

With growing experience in epidemiology and health policy, master’s student Payton Watt is pursuing her passion for improving health in lower income populations. She continues to examine a pandemic that revealed flaws in US health care and how better policy can ensure access to basic needs.

MPH student, Christopher Crowe with his daughters. Photo provided by Christopher Crowe.

Taking Public Health into My Own Hands

Christopher Crowe

Christopher Crowe has encountered a number of barriers throughout his educational journey. Now, thanks in part to the accessibility of online learning, he is able to accomplish more than ever. Today, he’s pursuing a Master of Public Health online to improve the health care system issues he’s experienced firsthand.

Amani Echols

Motivating a New Generation to Address Health Inequities

Amani Echols

Amani Echols' chose public health because she wanted to make the most impact for the most people. As a co-founder of the Health Equity High School summit, and a staff member at doula program, Dial-A-Doula, she's working directly to combat health inequity and inspire new leaders.