At the University of Michigan School of Public Health, more than 200 professors and research scientists teach tomorrow’s public health leaders and perform cutting-edge research that helps advance the field of public health. Many faculty members are leading experts in their fields who consult with governments, communities, and nongovernmental organizations.

Meet Our Faculty


Faculty who have expertise in COVID-19

Andrew Admon Andrew J. Admon, MD, MPH, MS
  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
  • Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Associate Investigator, VA Center for Clinical Management Research

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Health Care, Health Informatics, Modeling, Respiratory Viruses

Natasha Bagdasarian Natasha Bagdasarian, MD, MPH, FIDSA
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Epidemiology
  • Chief Medical Executive
  • Chief Medical Executive, State of Michigan, Department of Health and Human Services

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, Opioids, Respiratory Viruses

Mark Bicket Mark C. Bicket, MD, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Health Care, Health Policy, Opioids, Substance Use, Women’s Health

Philip Boonstra Philip S Boonstra, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Clinical Trials, COVID-19, Global Public Health

Andrew Brouwer Andrew F Brouwer, PhD, MS, MA
  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, COVID-19, Global Public Health, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health, Modeling, Respiratory Viruses, Substance Use, Tobacco

Fan Bu Fan Bu, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, COVID-19, Diabetes, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Informatics, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Modeling, Social Epidemiology, Vaccines

James Buszkiewicz James H Buszkiewicz, PhD, MPH
  • Research Investigator, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Health Equity, Health Policy, Mental Health, Nutrition, Social Epidemiology, Substance Use, Tobacco

HwaJung Choi HwaJung Choi, PhD
  • Research Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Research Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Brain Disorders, COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Policy

Victoria Convertino Victoria L. Convertino, JD
  • Lecturer, Public Health Law

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Environmental Health, Health Equity, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Maternal Health, Public Health Practice, Reproductive Health, Substance Use, Women’s Health

Ifeolu David Ifeolu David, MD, MPH, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, Mental Health

J. Tim Dvonch J. Tim Dvonch, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Associate Chair, Environmental Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Environmental Health, Global Public Health

Marisa Eisenberg Marisa Eisenberg, PhD, MS
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Co-Director, Michigan Public Health Integrated Center for Outbreak Analytics and Modeling (MICOM)
  • Associate Professor, Complex Systems
  • Director, Center for the Study of Complex Systems
  • Associate Professor, Mathematics

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Equity, Health Informatics, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Modeling, Public Health Practice, Vaccines, Water Quality

Michael Elliott Michael R. Elliott, PhD
  • Professor, Biostatistics
  • Research Professor, Survey Methodology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Child Health, Clinical Trials, COVID-19, Health Policy, Maternal Health, Substance Use, Women’s Health

Nancy Fleischer Nancy L Fleischer, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Co-Director, Certificate in Social Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Health Equity, LGBT Health, Racism, Social Epidemiology, Substance Use

Brant Fries Brant E. Fries, PhD, LLD (hc)
  • Professor Emeritus, Health Management and Policy
  • Research Professor Emeritus, Institute of Gerontology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Child Health, COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Policy, Mental Health

Lars Fritsche Lars G. Fritsche, PhD
  • Associate Research Scientist, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, COVID-19, Genetics, Health Informatics, Precision Health

Aubree Gordon Aubree Gordon, PhD, MPH
  • Professor, Epidemiology
  • Professor, Global Public Health
  • Director, Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats and Pandemic Preparedness

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Global Public Health, Infectious Disease

Scott Greer Scott L. Greer, PhD
  • Professor Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Global Public Health
  • Professor (by courtesy), Political Science

Areas of Expertise
Aging, COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Policy

Peisong Han Peisong Han, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Brain Disorders, COVID-19, Mental Health

Kevin He Kevin He, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Genetics, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Precision Health

Jian Kang Jian Kang, PhD, MS
  • Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Child Health, COVID-19, Health Informatics, Infectious Disease, Mental Health, Precision Health, Substance Use

Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez Carrie A Karvonen-Gutierrez, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Diabetes, Environmental Health, Health Equity, Reproductive Health, Sleep, Women’s Health

Mark Katz Mark A. Katz, MD
  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Global Public Health, Infectious Disease

Khaldun Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM
  • Adjunct Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer, CVS Health
  • Appointee, Biden-Harris Administration COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Child Health, COVID-19, Health Equity, Health Policy

Elizabeth King Elizabeth J. King, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Associate Professor of Global Public Health
  • Director of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Equity, Health Policy, Reproductive Health, Substance Use, Women’s Health

James Koopman James S. Koopman, MD, MPH
  • Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Infectious Disease, Public Health Practice

Aleda (Allie) Leis Aleda (Allie) M. Leis, PhD, MS
  • Research Investigator, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Diabetes, Health Informatics, Precision Health, Respiratory Viruses, Social Epidemiology, Vaccines, Women’s Health

Elizabeth Levin-Sparenberg Elizabeth Levin-Sparenberg, PhD, MPH
  • Lecturer III, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Infectious Disease, Public Health Practice

Yi Li Yi Li, PhD
  • M. Anthony Schork Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics
  • Professor, Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Firearm Injury Prevention, Genetics, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Substance Use

Anurag Malani Anurag N. Malani, MD
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor, Epidemiology
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Medical Director, Hospital Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Special Pathogens at Trinity Health St. Joseph Mercy

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Infectious Disease, Respiratory Viruses

Peter Mancuso Peter Mancuso, PhD, MS
  • Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences
  • Faculty member, Graduate Program in Immunology

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Diabetes, Infectious Disease, Nutrition

Emily Martin Emily Toth Martin, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Co-Director, Michigan Center for Respiratory Virus Research and Response
  • Co-Director, Michigan Public Health Integrated Center for Outbreak Analytics and Modeling

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Infectious Disease, Respiratory Viruses, Vaccines

Thuy Nguyen Thuy Dieu Nguyen, PhD, MPA
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Health Equity, Health Policy, Opioids, Substance Use

Patti Ramos Patti Ramos, MPH, RD
  • Lecturer, Nutritional Sciences
  • Project Manager, University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center 

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Health Care, Health Communication, Nutrition

Rudy Richardson Rudy J. Richardson, ScD, DABT
  • Dow Professor Emeritus, Toxicology
  • Associate Professor Emeritus, Neurology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, COVID-19, Environmental Health, Infectious Disease, Modeling, Toxicology

Peter Song Peter X. K. Song, PhD
  • Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Chronic Disease, Child Health, COVID-19, Environmental Health, Infectious Disease, Nutrition

Christine Stead Christine Stead, MHSA
  • CEO, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
  • Adjunct Faculty, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Policy, Nutrition, Public Health Practice, Women’s Health

Howard Stein Howard Stein, PhD, MA
  • Professor, Epidemiology
  • Professor, Dept. of Afroamerican and African Studies

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Policy

Abram Wagner Abram L. Wagner, PhD, MPH
  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
  • Assistant Professor of Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Communication, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, Respiratory Viruses, Vaccines

Zhenke Wu Zhenke Wu, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Child Health, Clinical Trials, COVID-19, Health Informatics, Infectious Disease, Mental Health, Precision Health, Substance Use

Chuanwu Xi Chuanwu Xi, PhD, MS
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor, Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Environmental Health, Global Public Health, Infectious Disease, Water Quality

Jon Zelner Jon Zelner, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, COVID-19, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, Modeling

Donglin Zeng Donglin Zeng, PhD
  • Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Brain Disorders, Cancer, Chronic Disease, Clinical Trials, COVID-19, Diabetes, Environmental Health, Genetics, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Informatics, Mental Health, Modeling, Nutrition, Precision Health, Substance Use, Vaccines, Women’s Health