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 Infectious Disease

K Rivet Amico K Rivet Amico, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Global Public Health, Health Communication, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health, Maternal Health, Mental Health, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health

Matthew Boulton Matthew L. Boulton, MD, MPH
  • Professor of Epidemiology
  • Senior Associate Dean for Global Public Health
  • Associate Director, U-M Center for Global Health Equity
  • Pearl L. Kendrick Collegiate Professor of Global Public Health
  • Professor of Preventive Medicine
  • Director, Minority Health & Health Disparities International Research Training Program
  • Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Preventive Medicine
  • Professor of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Division, Michigan Medicine

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Global Public Health, Infectious Disease, Public Health Practice, Vaccines

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

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

Joseph Eisenberg Joseph N.S. Eisenberg, PhD, MPH
  • Professor, Epidemiology
  • Professor, Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Infectious Disease, Modeling, Water Quality

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

Betsy Foxman Betsy Foxman, PhD, MSPH
  • Hunein F. and Hilda Maassab Professor of Epidemiology
  • Director, Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Director, Integrated Training in Microbial Systems
  • Director, Certificate in Healthcare Infection Prevention & Control (CHIP)

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Genomics, Infectious Disease, Maternal Health, Respiratory Viruses, Women’s Health

Kristi Gamarel Kristi E Gamarel, PhD, EdM
  • Associate Chair and Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education

Areas of Expertise
Firearm Injury Prevention, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health, Mental Health, Racism, Substance Use

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

Jennifer Head Jennifer Head, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Infectious Disease, Modeling

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

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

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

Laura Power Laura Power, MD, MPH
  • Director, Office of Public Health Practice
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise
Infectious Disease, Public Health Practice

Sari Reisner Sari L. Reisner, ScD, MA
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Faculty Affiliate, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health
  • Faculty Affiliate, Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and Family Depression Center

Areas of Expertise
Clinical Trials, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health, Mental Health, Racism, Reproductive Health, Social Epidemiology, Substance Use, Urban Health, Women’s Health

Alexander Rickard Alexander H. Rickard, PhD, MSc
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Infectious Disease

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

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

Bingkai Wang Bingkai Wang, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Clinical Trials, Infectious Disease

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

Zhenhua Yang Zhenhua Yang, MD, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Areas of Expertise
Global Public Health, Infectious Disease, Vaccines

Jon Zelner Jon Zelner, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology

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

Preeti Malani headshot Preeti Malani, MD, MS, MSJ

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Infectious Disease

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

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

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

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

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

Kathleen Ford Kathleen Ford, PhD
  • Research Scientist Emeritus, Epidemiology
  • Faculty Associate, Southeast Asian Studies

Areas of Expertise
Global Public Health, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, Mental Health, Reproductive Health, Social Epidemiology

Janet Gilsdorf Janet Reed Gilsdorf, MD, DSc (hc)
  • Professor Emerita, Epidemiology
  • Robert Kelch Research Professor Emerita, Pediatrics

Areas of Expertise
Infectious Disease

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

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

Arnold Monto Arnold S. Monto, MD
  • Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology
  • Professor Emeritus, Global Public Health
  • Thomas Francis, Jr. Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Public Health
  • Co-Director, Michigan Center for Respiratory Virus Research and Response

Areas of Expertise
Infectious Disease, Public Health Practice, Respiratory Viruses, Vaccines

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

Mark Wilson Mark L. Wilson, ScD
  • Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology
  • Professor Emeritus, Global Public Health
  • Professor Emeritus, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Areas of Expertise
Infectious Disease