Standing for Health Justice

Determined to improve the health and well-being of the community, Spartans in Public Health are leaders who mobilize change. We create community-engaged partnerships with purpose. We translate and disseminate knowledge into evidence-based practice and policy reform.

Together, we stand for something greater. We stand for a world where your zip code does not determine your health outcomes.

Spartans in Public Health are at the forefront of the health equity revolution. Researchers are addressing the social determinants of health alongside the community. We work in the areas of drug and alcohol dependence, depression, suicide risk reduction, racial disparities in mental health, improving the health of adult black men, colorectal cancer awareness, toxic stress in children, protecting the health of Flint children exposed to lead, building strong communities through resilience, nutrition and healthy eating behaviors, healthy aging, food systems planning, and more.

Explore the life's work of Michigan State University public health experts. Will you join them in shaping a healthier tomorrow? Explore MSU’s Master of Public Health online program.

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MONA HANNA-ATTISHA, MD, MPH, FAAP

C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health

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JENNIFER JOHNSON,
PhD

C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health 

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Todd Lucas

TODD LUCAS,
PhD

C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health 

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John Clements

JOHN M. CLEMENTS,
PhD

Assistant Professor

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Eric D. Finegood, PhD

ERIC D. FINEGOOD,
PhD

Assistant Professor

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Maji Hailemariam Debena PhD

MAJI HAILEMARIAM DEBENA, PhD

Associate Professor

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Nicole Jones

NICOLE JONES,
PhD, MS

Assistant Professor

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Kent Key

KENT KEY,
PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

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Jonne McCoy White

JONNE MCCOY WHITE,
DrPH, MPA

Associate Professor

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Wayne McCullough

WAYNE R. McCULLOUGH,
PhD, MA

Associate Professor

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Lauren O'Connell

LAUREN O'CONNELL,
MD, MSc

Assistant Professor

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Steven Ondersma

STEVEN ONDERSMA,
PhD

Professor

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Rick Sadler

RICK SADLER,
PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

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GAYLE SHIP

GAYLE SHIPP,
PhD, RDN, CLS

Assistant Professor

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Mieka Smart

MIEKA SMART,
DrPH

Assistant Professor

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Amy Saxe-Custack

AMY SAXE-CUSTACK,
PhD, MPH, RDN

Assistant Professor

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Robey Shah

ROBEY B. SHAH,
PhD, MS, MPH

Assistant Professor

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Julia Felton

HEATHERLUN UPHOLD,
PhD

Assistant Professor

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Robert Wahl, DVM, MS

ROBERT WAHL,
DVM, MS

Assistant Professor

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