A group of University of Michigan students is experiencing public health practice firsthand while working as contact tracers as part of the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Q&A with Angela Beck
In a recent essay published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), Angela Beck, clinical assistant professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, discusses the costs and benefits of public health master’s degrees.
Low-income older adults and those with serious health problems are particularly vulnerable to negative health and social impacts caused by social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Researchers from the University of Michigan and partner, Methodist Children’s Home Society, are piloting a virtual senior center that offers enrichment and educational programs via phone to help combat the isolation.
Patricia Wren, MPH ’92
Public health leader, UM-Dearborn professor, and Michigan Public Health alum Patricia Wren weighs in on why the current disruptions to our daily lives are necessary—and why we should probably prepare for the long haul.
The long and illustrious careers of alums from Michigan’s program in Health Services Research and Policy demonstrate the impact of professionals trained in both practice and academia—a testament to the educational value of the program for students and the broad influence the program has had on health care management and policy in the US and beyond.
The School of Public Health's long-running Preventive Medicine Residency trains highly-qualified physicians for careers in clinical preventive medicine and public health. For decades, the program has been a strong partner for local and state health departments and served population health systems around the world.