For her entire career, Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, has been a fierce advocate for environemental health and for the future of our nation's children. She recently testified for the fifth timw before the U.S. Congress to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee during the Examining the Economic Impact of Federal Infrastructure Investment hearing.
Air pollutant exposures are associated with adverse birth outcomes and worsening symptoms of asthma, heart disease, and other chronic diseases. How can Michiganders track local forecasted air quality? Robert Wahl, DVM, MS, assistant professor in the College of Human Medicine’s Master of Public Health program, explains how.
There is a growing body of evidence that the built environment influences the health of the people who live there. Robert Glandon, an instructor in MSU’s online Master of Public Health Program, says that people who live in communities with access to healthy foods; quality, affordable housing; good schools; and safe places to play, are healthier than those who don't.
What makes a mid-sized city like Flint less strong economically and less healthy from a public health perspective? A recent study led by Michigan State University researcher and assistant professor, Richard Sadler, found that five geographic characteristics can explain why some cities are more economically vulnerable and their residents less healthy than others.