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.

Hannah Segaloff earned an MPH and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Studying the Micro to Create a Major Impact

Hannah Segaloff, PhD '19

An Ann Arbor native Hannah Segaloff didn’t have to travel very far to find the perfect graduate program for her. After getting a degree in microbiology, she began her journey toward a more standardized approach to studying severe influenza among hospitalized patients.

Laura Power

Prevention in Action: The Bigger Picture around Individual Infections

Laura Power, MPH ’15

Preventive medicine mitigates the spread of disease by linking clinical practice and population health. The regular teamwork and the chance to learn a variety of skills—from statistics to social sciences—drew alum Laura Power into this exciting field.