Health Care Policy

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

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. 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

Anand Parekh; Photo by Greg Gibson

The Loneliness of the Bipartisan Collaborator

Anand Parekh, MD, MPH ’02

Anand Parekh knows that people on both sides of the aisle agree on many things and want to work together. But actually getting policy made can be challenging. As a researcher, writer, and advocate, Parekh brings people together every day to improve access to health care and health in general. Read more