At the University of Michigan School of Public Health, more than 200 professors and research scientists teach tomorrow’s public health leaders and perform cutting-edge research that helps advance the field of public health. Many faculty members are leading experts in their fields who consult with governments, communities, and nongovernmental organizations.

Meet Our Faculty


Faculty who have expertise in Cancer

Philip Boonstra Philip S Boonstra, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Clinical Trials, COVID-19, Global Public Health

Thomas Braun Thomas M Braun, PhD
  • Professor, Biostatistics
  • Member, Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA)

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Child Health, Clinical Trials, Maternal Health

Andrew Brouwer Andrew F Brouwer, PhD, MS, MA
  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, COVID-19, Global Public Health, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health, Modeling, Respiratory Viruses, Substance Use, Tobacco

Dana Dolinoy Dana C Dolinoy, PhD, MSc
  • NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Nutritional Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Child Health, Environmental Health, Epigenetics, Genetics, Maternal Health, Nutrition, Precision Health, Reproductive Health, Toxicology

Marisa Eisenberg Marisa Eisenberg, PhD, MS
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Co-Director, Michigan Public Health Integrated Center for Outbreak Analytics and Modeling (MICOM)
  • Associate Professor, Complex Systems
  • Director, Center for the Study of Complex Systems
  • Associate Professor, Mathematics

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Equity, Health Informatics, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Modeling, Public Health Practice, Vaccines, Water Quality

Lars Fritsche Lars G. Fritsche, PhD
  • Associate Research Scientist, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, COVID-19, Genetics, Health Informatics, Precision Health

Wei Hao Wei Hao, PhD
  • Research Assistant Professor, Biostatistics 

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Chronic Disease, Child Health, Environmental Health

Kevin He Kevin He, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Genetics, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Precision Health

Jihyoun Jeon Jihyoun Jeon, PhD, MS
  • Associate Research Scientist, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Chronic Disease, Modeling, Substance Use, Tobacco

Hui Jiang Hui Jiang, PhD
  • Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Genetics, Precision Health

Kelley Kidwell Kelley M. Kidwell, PhD
  • Professor, Biostatistics
  • Associate Chair for Academic Affairs, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Clinical Trials, Mental Health

Lindsay Kobayashi Lindsay C Kobayashi, PhD, MSc
  • John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
  • Faculty Affiliate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
  • Assistant Professor of Global Public Health
  • Co-Director, Certificate in Social Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Brain Disorders, Cancer, Chronic Disease, Global Public Health, Health Equity, Social Epidemiology

Thuy Le Thuy Le, PhD
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Health Policy, Tobacco

Gen Li Gen Li, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer

Yi Li Yi Li, PhD
  • M. Anthony Schork Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics
  • Professor, Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Firearm Injury Prevention, Genetics, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Substance Use

Alison Mondul Alison M Mondul, PhD, MSPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Precision Health

Minal Patel Minal R Patel, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Chair and Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Chronic Disease, Health Care, Health Communication, Health Equity

Celeste Leigh Pearce Celeste Leigh Pearce, PhD, MPH
  • Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Women’s Health

Minh Tung Phung Minh Tung Phung, PhD, MPH
  • Research Investigator, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Global Public Health, Health Equity, Precision Health, Women’s Health

Ashly Westrick Ashly Westrick, PhD, MPH
  • Research Investigator

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Cancer, Health Equity, Social Epidemiology

Menggang Yu Menggang Yu, PhD
  • Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Chronic Disease, Clinical Trials, Modeling, Precision Health

Donglin Zeng Donglin Zeng, PhD
  • Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Brain Disorders, Cancer, Chronic Disease, Clinical Trials, COVID-19, Diabetes, Environmental Health, Genetics, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Informatics, Mental Health, Modeling, Nutrition, Precision Health, Substance Use, Vaccines, Women’s Health

Xiang Zhou Xiang Zhou, PhD
  • Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Genetics, Health Informatics, Precision Health

John Ayanian John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP
  • Alice Hamilton Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Policy

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Cancer, Chronic Disease, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Insurance, Health Policy

Zora Djuric Zora Djuric, PhD
  • Research Professor, Family Medicine
  • Research Professor, Nutritional Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Global Public Health, Nutrition

Katrina R Ellis Katrina R Ellis, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
  • Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Chronic Disease, Racism

Christopher Friese Christopher R. Friese, RN, PhD
  • Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor of Nursing
  • Professor, Nursing
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Health Care, Health Policy

Mats Ljungman Mats Ljungman, PhD
  • Professor, Radiation Oncology
  • Professor, Environmental Health Science

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Genetics, Precision Health

Sofia Merajver Sofia D. Merajver, MD, PhD
  • Professor, Epidemiology
  • Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Director, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk and Evaluation Program

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Women’s Health

Matthew Schipper Matthew Schipper, PhD
  • Professor, Radiation Oncology
  • Director, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Radiation Oncology
  • Research Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Precision Health

Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, PhD
  • Research Professor, Family Medicine in Michigan Medicine
  • Research Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Director, New York Physicians Against Cancer (NYPAC), New York, New York

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Health Care, Health Communication, Health Equity

Lauren Wallner Lauren Wallner, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Associate Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine
  • Co-lead, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, Rogel Cancer Center

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Cancer, Health Care, Health Communication, Health Equity

Hal Morgenstern Hal Morgenstern, BArch, MRP, PhD
  • Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology
  • Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor Emeritus, Urology, Medical School

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Health Equity, Racism, Social Epidemiology

David Schottenfeld David Schottenfeld, MD, MS
  • John G. Searle Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology
  • Professor Emeritus, Internal Medicine
  • Director 1988-2004, University of Michigan Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Cancer