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Molly Brennan, M.P.H.

Lecturer IV

Ms. Brennan received her Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan in 1994. Ms. Brennan has a wide breadth of experience ranging from working in non-profits, state health departments, managed care organizations and universities. 

Areas of Expertise

Ms. Brennan’s areas of expertise include tobacco prevention, cessation and advocacy; state and federal policy work; program management and evaluation and; facilitating and teaching.  In her 20-year career of public health, she has worked for the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Branch, Mount Olive College and Blue Cross and Blue Shield. 

Professional Associations and Service

Ms. Brennan served on the University of Michigan School of Public Health Alumni Board of Governor’s from 2003-2009 and has served on several national committees including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Cardiovascular Health Council Advocacy and Policy Committee, the National Cardiovascular Health Council Internal Organization Committee and the Expert Policy Panel for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.  Ms. Brennan is also a current member of the Great Lakes SOPHE (Society of Public Health Educators) organization.

Since 2014, Ms. Brennan serves as an advisor for the Patient and Family Centered Care Center for the University of Michigan Hospital.  In her work as an advisor, she is involved with sharing her experiences and perspectives in order to champion initiatives that help create more patient-centric programs, operations and research and improve safety and quality.

Teaching Experience

Ms. Brennan currently teaches Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion, Affordable Care: The Role of Insurance and Personal Health.  She has also taught other public health and health care administration courses over the past 15 years.