WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH & HEALTH SCIENCES

We are a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals, empowering our students to become catalysts of change.  Utilizing our authentic local and global partnerships, students are immersed in cutting edge research and practical experience enabling them to become transformational leaders across all health sectors.

We offer bachelor level programs in Health Care Administration, Health Sciences, Public Health, Radiation Therapy and Respiratory Therapy. We have 5 different dual 4+1 Bachelor/MPH programs, Masters degrees in Health Care Management and Public Health and a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

PHHS NEWS & EVENTS

COVID-19 Panel Discussions

Stay tuned for future events!

Links to past Panel Discussions:

April 28, 2020:

"Vulnerable Populations and the Coronavirus Pandemic. What can be done to help?"

April 9, 2020:

"Disease Transmission and Impacts of COVID-19"

 

Seeing eye to eye

UM-Flint professor researches how optometrists communicate lifestyle advice with their patients

"Dr. Michelle Sahli, an assistant professor within the Department of Public Health and Health Sciences, is surveying optometrists statewide about whether they communicate lifestyle advice with their patients, and when they do not, what prevents them from doing so."

Congratulations PHHS Maize & Blue recipients!

Evelyn A. Gagnon
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science

Patricia Kennedy
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

ATTENTION PROSPECTIVE INTERNS

Are you planning to do your internship in Fall 2020? If so please plan to attend this important meeting!

NEW DATE!! Thursday, APRIL 23rd

3:30-5:00 p.m.

VIRTUAL - check your email for more information

Please RSVP by emailing Kendra Vanover at kvanover@umich.edu

Why African Americans are more vulnerable to COVID-19

Dr. Shan Parker, the director of the Department of Public Health & Health Sciences at the University of Michigan-Flint, discusses with NBC25 News why African Americans are more vulnerable to COVID-19. 

Coronavirus: Facts vs. Myths

U of M Flint Public Health Program Coordinator Dr. Michelle Sahli talks with Up North Live.

COVID-19 vs. Influenza

Dr. Michelle Sahli, with the U of M Flint College of Health Sciences, says it's not just about numbers.

How a UM-Flint professor is helping to combat COVID-19 internationally

Dr. Robert Buckingham, a professor of public health at the University of Michigan-Flint, is helping inform decision makers worldwide on how to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic . He is an executive board member of ASPHER (Association of Schools of Public Health European Region) and is part of an ASHPHER-WHO (World Health Organization) COVID-19 task force.

Leading-edge simulation equipment for Radiation Therapy Students

The UM-Flint Radiation Therapy program recently acquired leading-edge simulation equipment for its students. Program director Julie Hollenbeck shared the benefits and significance of the investment in this Q&A with University Communications and Marketing.

Perspectives on Global Health

Stories From Student Service Learning Abroad

Friday, March 22
4:00pm - 6:00pm
William S. White Building
Tuscola Room

Drs. Suzuki and Parker awarded federal grant on disabilities research...

With the UM researchers, Drs. Suzuki and Parker have been awarded the federal grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to establish a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) program at U-M. Dr. Suzuki is the project director and Dr. Parker is a co-investigator. PHHS is in charge of conducting surveys in Flint and Detroit disability communities.  

MPH Student Wins Best Oral Presentation Award 

Jennifer Okungbowa- Ikponmwosa presented in the oral presentation category alongside graduate students and medical students from various universities across Michigan. She presented her research from her master’s degree capstone in response to the Flint water crisis. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Director the Pediatric Residency Program at Hurley Medical Center, who helped uncover the Flint Water Crisis, attended Jennifer’s presentation.

Health Education Video Project Winners

A community engagement partnership between Genesys Heart Institute and the University of Michigan Flint provided students an opportunity to engage in a community health education project.  The students produced videos focused on the causes and prevention of heart disease in Flint and Genesee County.

New Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Therapy 

The Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Therapy  (BSRT) online degree completion program is designed to provide a comprehensive education in advanced respiratory care.  The program will start in the fall of 2017.  Successful degree completion prepares students to sit for specialty credentialing exams administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). 

Admissions Requirements:

  • Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy from an Accredited Institution
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credential
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0