Pollution

Emilio Ronquillo

For the Health of California's Workers and Their Environments

Emilio Ronquillo

The field of industrial hygiene is a bridge between human workers and the risky environments many must navigate to earn a living, says master’s student Emilio Ronquillo. He is studying industrial hygiene at Michigan to help create safety improvements that protect not only workers but also their families and communities. 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

Pahriya Ashrap

Silk Road Native's Dream Repeats with Every Intervention

Pahriya Ashrap

When Pahriya Ashrap sees people in need, she imagines opportunities to help—whether she’s in an Ann Arbor lab or online with a math mentee on the other side of the world. Her simple, powerful dream of making a positive impact has motivated her on her long road to public health, where she works to build bridges of culture and science. Read more