Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Whitney Peoples, PhD, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan School of Public Health

Leadership at the Intersections of Public Health, Race, and Gender

Whitney Peoples, PhD

Whitney Peoples, the school’s inaugural director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, has taught, researched, and published on matters at the intersections of race, gender, and health. As a field of scholarship and practice, public health has always been close to her work.

Enrique Neblett

Infusing Public Health with Psychology to Dismantle Racism

Enrique W. Neblett Jr., PhD

As a trained psychologist working in public health, Enrique Neblett understands the interdisciplinary power of public health. Neblett’s research focuses on the mental health of Black young people, in particular how racism-related stress affects health outcomes.

Dr. Hanady Daas | Photo provided by Beaumont Health

Earning an MPH in Service of Her Patients

Hanady Daas

After years as a physician, Dr. Hanady Daas realized that to do all that she wants for her patients she was going to need to broaden her health horizons.She decided that studying population health would give her the ‘whole picture’ of a patient that she was looking for, one that would enable her to have an impact beyond individual care. Hanady is now earning her MPH online so that she can enhance her ability to serve her patients while continuing to care for them.

Jackie Cormany

You Belong Here: Creating an Environment Where Everyone Thrives

Jackie Cormany

Public health isn't just one thing—it really is everything! Everything around us relates to public health in one way or another. When young people in high school and undergraduate studies see how their interests relate to population-level health, it draws them in.