The MSU Division of Public Health focuses on population health from its home base – the College of Human Medicine’s Flint campus. Being embedded in the Flint community allows our faculty and researchers to understand the assets and needs of the community while studying Flint’s most pressing public health issues.

Spartans work side-by-side with community partners and healthcare providers in a community-identified and community-participatory public health focus model to:

  • Encourage healthy behaviors, mitigate chronic diseases, identify environmental health risks, and examine social factors that influence community health
  • Prepare graduate students to become competent public health professionals to meet the needs of communities across the globe
  • Engage agencies, professional organizations, and community-based partners on collaborative projects to improve health care delivery that will lead to reductions in health disparities in the community, the state of Michigan, and beyond.


Division of Public Health News

Reducing Health Disparities

Dr. Debra Furr-Holden and her team are dedicated to finding solutions that will reduce health disparities in the Flint community through the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions (FCHES).

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Taking on the Colonoscopy Ick Factor

Every year in the U.S., colorectal cancer claims more lives than traffic accidents. Dr. Todd Lucas is working to improve colorectal cancer screening and prevent needless loss of life from cancer. 

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Third Annual Resiliency Week

Flint ReCAST hosts "Shine Your Light"  Resiliency Week and Environmental Justice Summit. This is a free family-friendly event for Flint-area residents and professionals, March 27 - 30.

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Healthy Flint Research Symposium

On Friday, March 15, 2019, the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center brings together researchers and practitioners to share public health research findings.

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The Places You Can Go with a MPH

Leah Maschino has always been interested in helping people. She is working her passion by strengthening Flint families and helping prevent substance use disorders.

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