Over years and many miles of travel, master’s student Adriane Kline has honed her ability to integrate intercultural learning, thoughtful communication, team science, and a passion for the health of communities into long-term, sustainable, population health solutions.
We might take for granted our knowledge that the earth is round or how electricity works. But these were once debated subjects, and we’re still learning new things about even the foundational aspects of science, things we might take for granted. At its best, science changes because the world changes.
Conversations with Arnold S. Monto and Emily Toth Martin
From duration of immunity to safety pauses, vaccine experts Arnold Monto and Emily Toth Martin discuss the details of the pandemic and our efforts to bring about its end using vaccines and other measures. How do we know the vaccines are safe and effective? How concerning are the variants? And what about kids?
Joel D. Howell
Using the bodies of African Americans without consent is a dark part of US medical history and part of a much larger issue in this country. Even if these widely documented—and incredibly gruesome—experimentations had never happened, the underlying racism that led us to permit such atrocities must still be addressed.
A hypothetical college football game—a familiar scenario for Michigan students—provided the backdrop to a remote preparedness exercise for public health students and the Washtenaw County Health Department. Familiarity with the Big House and surrounding terrain helped the students focus on how to keep everyone healthy.
Numbers can help us make sense of our lives, a comforting thing in a world filled with uncertainty. But when faced with harrowing statistics around the pandemic’s toll on human populations, that comfort wanes. Two recent graduates share what they learned when their research became personal.