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

R2D2 Scholarship Application Open

Research to Reduce Disparities in Disease Program (R2D2) is seeking first-year College of Human Medicine student scholars. Opportunity to earn a $15,000 stipend and create a strong transdisciplinary bridge between medicine and public health.

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Door-to-Door Survey for Flint Residents

The Flint Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) team will conduct a citywide survey to learn about the personal needs of Flint residents, Friday, October 25th through Sunday, October 27th from 1:30 pm – 7 pm daily.

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MSU Public Health Applicant for Accreditation

The governing body of the Council on Education for Public Health formally acted at its June 13-15, 2019 meeting to approve Michigan State University’s request to begin the accreditation process for the Master of Public Health program.

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