Whitney Peoples

Getting to know Whitney Peoples, director of Equity and Inclusion

Whitney Peoples started serving as University of Michigan School of Public Health’s inaugural director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in August 2021 after working in leadership roles at the university’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. She has more than 20 years of experience in feminist and critical race research, activism and teaching.

Mariam Jalloul

Chief strategy officer has long-term vision for Dearborn

Mariam Mariam Jalloul, MPH ’19

Mariam Jalloul, MPH ’19, chief strategy officer for Dearborn, Michigan, witnessed some rather memorable events during her three years working in Washington, DC, and now she’s ready to leave her mark on her hometown.

Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud and Dearborn Public Health Director Ali Abazeed

A passion for Dearborn

Michigan Public Health alumni lead with a public health perspective

University of Michigan School of Public Health alumni Abdullah Hammoud and Ali Abazeed are leading their hometown of Dearborn, Michigan, with a public-health-in-all-policies approach. Hammoud, an epidemiologist, is the mayor, and Abazeed is the founding director of the inaugural Department of Public Health.

 Michigan Public Health’s first online MPH cohort (l-r): Adam Kollipara, Elizabeth Brueggeman, Melanie Berent, Christopher Rudski (and son), Kathy Heselschwerdt, and Maelyn Bremer. University Michigan

Welcome Class of 2021: Photo Gallery

Recent graduates from the University of Michigan School of Public Health share their thoughts about distance learning, the many things they learned as students, and the personal and communal resilience that helped them navigate multiple public health crises while working toward graduate degrees.

Gary Harper, Molly Mulcahy, Cleo Caldwell and Brandon, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Public Health Leadership in Teaching and Diversity

Students, faculty, and staff across the School of Public Health are committed to providing excellent teaching and other student experiences and to ensuring Michigan Public Health is an inclusive community for all.