Health and dignity for Michigan farmworkers

Health and dignity for Michigan farmworkers

With the Michigan Farmworker Project, two researchers document the health challenges faced by the state’s agricultural workers. Alexis Handal and Lisbeth Iglesias-Rios discuss the crucial role of data in driving policy changes for better conditions for farmworkers.

A data driven fairytale

Bhramar Mukherjee: A data-driven fairytale

Professor Bhramar Mukherjee explains how biostatistics helps make sense of big data for medical prevention and treatment and how she encourages her students to stay patient, optimistic, and attuned to their inner voices in their pursuits.

Weight stigma

Weight stigma and redefining healthy

Discover the harmful impact of weight-centric perspectives in public health with Kendrin Sonneville, associate professor of Nutritional Sciences. She discusses weight stigma and why she advocates for a weight-inclusive approach to public health.

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The invisible impacts of air pollution

In this episode, we explore the air we breathe and its implications on our well-being. Sara Adar, an environmental epidemiologist and associate professor at Michigan Public Health, unpacks the problem of air pollution, offering insights into its daily impact on our lives.

Illustration of a person on a boat saying purpose in the water.

Vic Strecher: Living with purpose

Vic Strecher, a professor renowned for his work in digital health, discusses the concept of purpose. Drawing from personal loss and research, he explains how a strong sense of purpose can lead to a longer life, with improved emotional and physical wellbeing.

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Healing Flint through community partnership

In this episode of Population Healthy Season 3: Race, Inequity, and Closing the Health Gap, we explore how the city of Flint faces a myriad of interwoven and complex public health challenges and how incorporating the voices of the city’s residents into research and decision making through the practice of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) can lead to more positive and meaningful health outcomes for the community.