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 Women’s Health

K Rivet Amico K Rivet Amico, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Global Public Health, Health Communication, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health, Maternal Health, Mental Health, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health

Mark Bicket Mark C. Bicket, MD, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Health Care, Health Policy, Opioids, Substance Use, Women’s Health

Lawrence Bielak Lawrence F Bielak, DDS, MPH
  • Associate Research Scientist Emeritus, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, Genetics, Women’s Health

Eugenia Carpenter Eugenia S. Carpenter, MPP
  • Assistant Research Scientist Emeritus

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy, Women’s Health

Victoria Convertino Victoria L. Convertino, JD
  • Lecturer, Public Health Law

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Environmental Health, Health Equity, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Maternal Health, Public Health Practice, Reproductive Health, Substance Use, Women’s Health

Michael Elliott Michael R. Elliott, PhD
  • Professor, Biostatistics
  • Research Professor, Survey Methodology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Child Health, Clinical Trials, COVID-19, Health Policy, Maternal Health, Substance Use, Women’s Health

Betsy Foxman Betsy Foxman, PhD, MSPH
  • Hunein F. and Hilda Maassab Professor of Epidemiology
  • Director, Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Director, Integrated Training in Microbial Systems
  • Director, Certificate in Healthcare Infection Prevention & Control (CHIP)

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Genomics, Infectious Disease, Maternal Health, Respiratory Viruses, Women’s Health

Jackie Goodrich Jackie Goodrich, PhD
  • Research Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Global Public Health Faculty Associate

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Environmental Health, Genetics, Global Public Health, Maternal Health, Occupational Health, Precision Health, Women’s Health

Alexis Handal Alexis J. Handal, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Associate Professor, Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Brain Disorders, Child Health, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Global Public Health, Health Equity, Maternal Health, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Racism, Reproductive Health, Social Epidemiology, Women’s Health

Siobán D. Harlow Siobán D. Harlow, PhD
  • Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology
  • Professor Emeritus, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Professor Emeritus, Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health

Sean Harris Sean M. Harris, PhD
  • Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health, Toxicology, Women’s Health

Erica Jansen Erica C Jansen, PhD, MPH
  • Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences
  • Research Assistant Professor, Neurology

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Nutrition, Sleep, Women’s Health

Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez Carrie A Karvonen-Gutierrez, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Diabetes, Environmental Health, Health Equity, Reproductive Health, Sleep, Women’s Health

Catherine Kim Catherine Kim, MD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Associate Professor, Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology

Areas of Expertise
Diabetes, Women’s Health

Elizabeth King Elizabeth J. King, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Associate Professor of Global Public Health
  • Director of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Equity, Health Policy, Reproductive Health, Substance Use, Women’s Health

Aleda (Allie) Leis Aleda (Allie) M. Leis, PhD, MS
  • Research Investigator, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Diabetes, Health Informatics, Precision Health, Respiratory Viruses, Social Epidemiology, Vaccines, Women’s Health

Lynda Lisabeth Lynda Lisabeth, PhD, MPH
  • Professor, Epidemiology
  • Research Professor, Neurology

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, Health Equity, Women’s Health

Rita Loch-Caruso Rita Karen Loch-Caruso, PhD
  • Professor Emerita, Toxicology
  • Professor Emerita, Program in the Environment

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health

Daniel McConnell Daniel S McConnell, PhD
  • Research Scientist, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Reproductive Health, Women’s 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

Vasantha Padmanabhan Vasantha Padmanabhan, MS, PhD
  • Professor emerita (In service), Pediatrics
  • Professor emerita (In service), Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Professor emerita (In service), Molecular and Integrative physiology

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, Child Health, Environmental Health, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health

Sung Kyun Park Sung Kyun Park, ScD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Associate Chair, Epidemiology
  • Director of Masters Studies, Epidemiology
  • Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Affiliated Faculty, Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan, Medical School

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Women’s Health

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

Areas of Expertise
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

Sari Reisner Sari L. Reisner, ScD, MA
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Faculty Affiliate, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health
  • Faculty Affiliate, Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and Family Depression Center

Areas of Expertise
Clinical Trials, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health, Mental Health, Racism, Reproductive Health, Social Epidemiology, Substance Use, Urban Health, Women’s Health

Cathie Spino Cathie Spino, ScD
  • Research Professor, Biostatistics
  • Director of the Statistical Analysis, Biomedical and Educational Research (SABER) unit
  • Director of Biostatistics, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR)

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Child Health, Clinical Trials, Mental Health, Precision Health, Women’s Health

Christine Stead Christine Stead, MHSA
  • CEO, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
  • Adjunct Faculty, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Policy, Nutrition, Public Health Practice, Women’s Health

Xin Wang Xin Wang, PhD, MPH
  • Research Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, Diabetes, Environmental Health, Health Equity, Mental Health, Nutrition, Precision Health, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health

Deborah Watkins Deborah J Watkins, PhD, MPH

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Environmental Health, Maternal Health, Mental Health, Reproductive Health, Women’s 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

Kara Zivin Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA
  • Marcia A. Valenstein, MD Collegiate Professor, Psychiatry
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Research Career Scientist, Center for Clinical Management
  • Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy, Maternal Health, Mental Health, Reproductive Health, Substance Use, Women’s Health