Public Health & Health Sciences

Public Health & Health Sciences Department
3124 William S. White Building
303 E Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502-1950
Phone: (810) 762-3172
Email: PHHS-Info@umich.edu

Public Health & Health Sciences Department Faculty

Reza Amini, PhD, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
(810) 762-3172
dramini@umich.edu
Research: Health problems and health needs assessment, health insurance, health-related quality of life, health care utilization, aging, and disability. Missing factors required to apply the outcome of research projects to public health policies for people with some levels of disability, long-term health care services, and health care disparities. Sustain or even enhance quality of life, particularly in later life.

Brandon Beede
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
bbeede@umich.edu

Danny Borton
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
dborton@umich.edu

Molly Brennan
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
mollybre@umich.edu
Research: People with disabilities. Government politics with tobacco companies.

Laurie Brewis
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
brewisl@umich.edu

Robert Buckingham, DrPH
Professor
(810) 762-3172
bucking@umich.edu
Research: Dr. Buckingham, helped pioneer the development of the first Hospice in the U.S. and is considered one of the “Founding Fathers” of hospice in North America. He was the first Director of Research of hospice in Connecticut in 1974, and subsequently founded another 81 hospice programs worldwide, including a hospice for children afflicted with HIV/AIDS in Thailand. Dr. Buckingham has developed new collaborative research and scholarly exchanged programs with Mahidol University in Thailand, Hawassa University in Ethiopia, as well as the Nelson Mandela Institute of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania and locally, with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan.

Mary Burns
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
burnsml@umich.edu

Deanna Carr-West
Adjunct Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
dehewitt@umich.edu

Carrie Chanter
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
cmcwill@umich.edu

Amy Dorr
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
amydorr@umich.edu

Thomas Downs
Intermittent Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
thomasdo@umich.edu

Anthony Drautz
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
drautz@umich.edu

Tina Eisenbeis
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
teisen@umich.edu

Amy Franckowiak, MS, CRNA
Didactic Faculty
(810) 262-6851
amyburro@umich.edu
Research: Enhancing clinical communication and education, Improving didactic and simulation education, Preadmissions predictors of academic success, The use of holistic review as an admissions approach.

Laurel Hilliker, PhD, CT
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
hilliker@umich.edu
Research: End of life issues, bereavement care programs, self-care for caregivers and for those in the health care professions, wellness in the face of loss, and ambiguous loss [i.e., dementia caregivers]. The public health crisis in end of life care where modern medicine focuses on delaying death using aggressive interventions instead of improving the days that patients in terminal decline have left. Aggressive interventions for the dying and how end of life decisions [i.e. disconnecting mechanical support] impact the family in their bereavement process. Lack of coordination of care for those who have a life-limiting illness. Advance Care Directives

Julie Hollenbeck, MEd, RT(T)
Radiation Therapy Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor
(810) 762-3172
PHHS-Info@umich.edu
Research: Identifying and understanding student qualities in different educational environments that lead to success, Radiation therapy education that creates best practices and critical thinking in the profession, Studying new technologies and best practices in radiation oncology Creating safe learning spaces for students in a clinical environment.

Theresa Landis
Adjunct Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
tlandis@umich.edu

Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, PhD
Visiting Assistant Research Professor
(810) 762-3172
vickij@umich.edu

Traci Kim
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
tracikim@umich.edu

Gergana Kodjebacheva, PhD
Associate Professor
(810) 762-3172
gergana@umich.edu
Research: Reproductive health as well as maternal and child health in the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Kodjebacheva conducts research within the life course perspective to examine the influence of pre-conception, parental and early child life on long-term health. Recent research focused on the influence of the Flint Water Crisis on reproductive, physical, and mental health. An intervention focused on increasing safe water drinking among women of reproductive age.

Lisa Lapeyrouse, PhD
Associate Professor
(810) 762-3172
llapeyro@umich.edu
Research: Racial/ethnic disparities in mental health and health care access among Latino communities, including immigrant and border populations. Impact of racial/ethnic discrimination, gender-based sources of acculturative stress, and culturally protective assets on mental health outcomes.

Fatema Mamou
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
fmamou@umich.edu

Shan Parker, PhD, MPH
Director & Associate Professor
(810) 762-3172
shanpark@umich.edu
Research: HIV/AIDS and STD prevention and reproductive health. Diabetes education, nutrition, and breast and cervical cancer prevention. HIV and gonorrhea prevention among youth. HIV prevention and substance abuse. Evaluation research with community programs.

Nicholas Prush, MHA, RRT-ACCS
Respiratory Therapy Program Director
(810) 762-0711
naprush@umich.edu
Research: Pulmonary Disease, Interprofessional Education Hospital Readmissions Policy & Penalties

Janee Rankin
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
murthap@umich.edu

Artina Sadler
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
sadlera@umich.edu

Michelle Sahli, PhD
Assistant Professor
(810) 762-3172
msahli@umich.edu
Research: Communication between healthcare providers and patients as well as nutritional epidemiology, in particular diet patterns.

Dale Sanders
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
dalesand@umich.edu

Amber Shewalter
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
ashewalt@umich.edu

Rodlescia Sneed
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
rodlesci@umich.edu

Shane Spaulding
Respiratory Therapy Clinical Education Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor
(810) 762-3172
sjspau@umich.edu
Research: Interprofessional education in health sciences

Leigh-Anne Stafford
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
leistaff@umich.edu

LaRhonda Stallings
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
lstallin@umich.edu

Lawrence Stump, BSN, MEd, CRNA
Completion Program Coordinator
(810) 762-3147
lawstump@umich.edu

Rie Suzuki, PhD
Associate Professor
(810) 762-3172
rsuzuki@umich.edu
Research: Health disparities/health equities among adults and aging with disabilities. Development of the scientific evidence of disability and health outcomes such as secondary health conditions and access to preventive care in Flint, MI. Impacts on physical environments on health outcomes in Flint MI. Use of medical records and self-administered survey of health disparities, independent living, factors associated with health outcomes among adults with disabilities in the Medicaid or/and aged population in Flint, MI.

Christopher Swanson
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
cswanson@umich.edu

Patrick Tierney
Intermittent Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
pattier@umich.edu

Bruce Trevithick
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
btrevith@umich.edu

Marck Valacak
Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
valacak@umich.edu

Jessica Viertlboeck
Adjunct Lecturer
(810) 762-3172
jvi@umich.edu

Gena Welch, DrAP, CRNA
Clinical Assistant Professor/Anesthesia Program Director
(810) 262-7264
welchg@umich.edu
Research: Enhancing clinical communication and education, Improving didactic and simulation education, Preadmissions predictors of academic success, Interdisciplinary initiatives in graduate education, Clinical instruction in the delivery of perioperative anesthetic care, Student and professional wellness and coping Nurse Anesthesia scope of practice and its implications on accessibility to care.

LEO Instructors

Brandon Beebe
Lecturer II
bbeede@umich.edu

Danny Borton
Lecturer II
dborton@umich.edu

Molly Brennan
Lecturer IV
mollybre@umich.edu

Laurie Brewis
Lecturer II
brewisl@umich.edu

Shannon Brownlee
Intermittent Lecturer
sbrownle@umich.edu

Mary Burns
Lecturer II
burnsml@umich.edu

Deanna Carr-West
Adjunct Lecturer
dehewitt@umich.edu

Artina Carter
Lecturer II
sadlera@umich.edu

Carrie Chanter
Lecturer II
cmcwill@umich.edu

Amy Dorr
Lecturer II
amydorr@umich.edu

Anthony Drautz
Lecturer II
drautz@umich.edu

Tina Eisenbeis
Lecturer II
teisen@umich.edu

Laurel Hilliker
Lecturer IV
hilliker@umich.edu

Traci Kim
Lecturer II
tracikim@umich.edu

Theresa Landis
Adjunct
tlandis@umich.edu

Fatema Mamou
Lecturer II
fmamou@umich.edu

Patrick Murtha
Lecturer II
murthap@umich.edu

Amber Shewalter
Lecturer II
ashewalt@umich.edu

Rodlescia Sneed
Lecturer II
rodlesci@umich.edu

Leigh-Anne Stafford
Lecturer II
leistaff@umich.edu

LaRhonda Stallings-Milton
Lecturer II
lstallin@umich.edu

Christopher Swanson
Lecturer II
cswanson@umich.edu

Bruce Trevithick
Lecturer II
btrevith@umich.edu

Janee Tyus
Lecturer I
jaty@umich.edu

Mark Valacak
Lecturer II
valacak@umich.edu

Jessica Viertlboeck
Adjunct
jvi@umich.edu

Public Health & Health Sciences Department Staff

Brenda Cameron
MPH Program Manager
(810) 424-5371
brencam@umich.edu

Sandy Campbell
Senior Secretary
(810) 762-3172
campbesa@umich.edu

Trevor Kilgore
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
(810) 844-1318
tkilgore@umich.edu

Aubree Kraut
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
(810) 424-5626
arottier@umich.edu

Diane Lapp
Administrative Specialist for Anesthesia
(810) 762-3147
dlapp@umich.edu

Lisa Pagano-Lawrence
Administrative Assistant for Anesthesia
(810) 762-3172
lpaganol@umich.edu

Kendra Vanover
Internship Coordinator
(810) 762-3174
kvanover@umich.edu