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

MPH Student Q&A: Moving from Conflict to Action

As an undergrad, Alison Johnson learned about the social determinants of health during an internship in New Orleans. Not having solutions to address the health care problems she witnessed activated her will to pursue solutions that make a difference in people's lives.

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Meet MPH Student Megan Mulvaney

Recently earning honorable mention as a Student Who Rocked Public Health by the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Megan Mulvaney is an emerging leader in public health. Learn more about what motivates her in this Q&A.

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Donate to Support the Flint Kids Book

Five years into the Flint water crisis and literacy is one way to help mediate some of the negative effects children are experiencing due to lead exposure. The Flint Kids Book is one-way high school author and public health advocate Olivia Holden is making a difference. Donate online

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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 $15,000 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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