Urban Health

Kaitlyn Akel, Master’s Student in Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Confronting COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy with Public Health History

Kaitlyn Akel

Kaitlyn Akel combines her study of history and biology with her passion for public health to protect entire populations. From urban health to vaccine hesitancy to environmental health, Akel’s work connects academic and cultural insights to provide broader understandings of community health.

Brenda Liz Henry

Public Health in Service of the Most Vulnerable

Brenda Liz Henry, PhD '07, MPH '01

Alumna Brenda Liz Henry joined New York City government because she wanted to be part of a system that would improve outcomes for children and families. In her hometown, she's driving evidence-based interventions focused on a critical period of development among low-income children and families who are predominately children and families of color.

Roshanak Mehdipanah

Bridging Public Health and Urban Planning to Build Healthier Cities

Roshanak Mehdipanah

Whether it’s researching the connections between housing and health, going to city development conferences, or teaching students about healthy built environments, Roshanak Mehdipanah is committed to bridging the gap between public health and urban planning.