Health Care Policy

Denise Anthony, Professor and Chair of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Building Trust and Building Equity in Public Health

Denise Anthony

Denise Anthony studies how humans cooperate and develop trust in social relationships. With privacy and trust central to how we use health information, health managers and policymakers, says Anthony, must understand the relationship between social determinants of health and health care.

Payton Watt, master's student in Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Shaping Public Health Policy with Arab Communities in Israel

Payton Watt

With growing experience in epidemiology and health policy, master’s student Payton Watt is pursuing her passion for improving health in lower income populations. She continues to examine a pandemic that revealed flaws in US health care and how better policy can ensure access to basic needs.

Kwame McGlory, MPH student

A Desire to Heal: One Nurse Pursues Public Health during a Pandemic

Kwame McGlory

Kwame McGlory says, as a nurse, you are always active, always helping, and no matter what role he is in, that spirit is what drives him. Over this past year, he has had a unique view of the COVID-19 pandemic: he’s faced this crisis head on as a health care worker, a contact tracer, and as a public health student. While he studies public health online, he continues to prioritize the well-being of others and actively help the community he serves.

Lucie Kalousova

Tobacco Control: A Success Story with a Side Story

Lucie Kalousova, PhD ’17

As a doctoral student, Lucie Kalousova knew she needed a dissertation topic that would make a meaningful contribution to improving population health and closing health disparities. The academic rigor and spirit of collaboration she found at Michigan helped her meld public health and social sciences into research that helps mitigate the adverse effects of smoking on minority and low-SES groups.