Paula Lantz is the James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy and director of undergraduate programs at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She also is a University Professor of Diversity and Social Transformation and professor of health management and policy in the School of Public Health. Lantz, a social demographer/social epidemiologist, studies the role of public policy in improving population health and reducing social disparities in health. Lantz is currently engaged in research regarding abortion policy, housing policy, and on how COVID-19 continues to exacerbate existing social, economic, and health inequities in the United States. An elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and the National Academy of Medicine, Lantz received an MA in sociology from Washington University, St. Louis, and an MS in epidemiology and PhD in sociology with a focus on social demography from the University of Wisconsin.
- PhD in sociology, University of Wisconsin, 1991
- MS in epidemiology, University of Wisconsin, 1991
- MA in sociology, Washington University, 1983
- BA in sociology/English, St. Olaf College, 1981
- National Academy of Social Insurance, elected member
- National Academy of Medicine, elected member
- Lantz PM. The off-ramp from COVID-19 public health emergency orders: Are we on a road forward or a U-turn? Milbank Quarterly. June 7, 2023.
- Lantz PM, Goldberg D, Gollust SA. The perils of medicalization for population health and health equity. Milbank Quarterly. 2023; 101(S1).
- Ray R, Williams DR, Lantz PM. Upstream policy changes to improve population health and health equity: a priority agenda. Milbank Quarterly. 2023; 101(S1).
- Lantz PM, Michelmore K, Moniz MH, Mmeje O, Axinn W, Spector-Bagdady K. Abortion policy in the United States: The new legal landscape and its threats to health and socioeconomic well-being. Milbank Quarterly. 2023; 101(S1).
- Lantz PM. Direct democracy and abortion policy in the 2022 midterm elections: Wins and caveats. Milbank Quarterly. November 21, 2022.
- Lantz PM. The social determinants of declining birth rates: Implications for public policy and population health. Milbank Quarterly. November 10, 202
- Lantz PM. The tenets of Critical Race Theory have a long-standing and important role in population health science. Milbank Quarterly. July, 2021.