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Alumni spotlight

Lishaun Francis (MPP ‘09) on her journey into child advocacy

Nov 2, 2023
Upon graduating from the Ford School, Lishaun Francis (MPP ‘09) headed to DC to work as a Management and Program Analyst at the United States Department of Education (DoE). Although she felt she was making an impact on public education, working at...
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Ford School announces 2023 Rebecca A. Copeland Fellows

Sep 6, 2023
The Ford School is proud to recognize Olivia Morris (MPP/MSW ‘25) and Jennie Scheerer (MPP/MPH ‘24) as the 2023 Rebecca A. Copeland Fellows. They were chosen for their commitment to public service and focus on promoting health equity. Morris and...
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U-M Professor Amanda Kowalski Receives Econometrics Award

Apr 27, 2023
Health economist Amanda Kowalski, a professor of economics and public policy at the University of Michigan and a faculty associate of the Population Studies Center and the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research, received the...
In the Media

Bednar critiques Florida Republicans' approach to 2024 elections

Apr 14, 2023 Sentinel & Enterprise
Jenna Bednar, Sentinel & Enterprise: "We had moderate voters crossing over what would be stereotypical party-line votes to support positions that they believe are the right policy choice for themselves and for their families. I don’t understand what...
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Lantz warns of medicalization of public health

Mar 19, 2023
How does the medicalization of public health undermine effective community-based governance responses? Paula Lantz, James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy, dove into this question on Ethics Talk, a podcast produced by the American Medical...
In the Media

AI will 'turbocharge' inequalities in health care - Parthasarathy

Mar 16, 2023 Bridge Michigan
Shobita Parthasarathy, Bridge Michigan: "Health care systems don't even know what data they're missing. That (AI) gets integrated into medical care as a mechanism for achieving efficiency. But they do that without realizing that it's going to...
In the Media

Udow-Phillips: politics and medicine not a good mix

Jan 26, 2023 Politico
Marianne Udow-Phillips, Politico: "Politics has always been in medicine, no question, but the pandemic really exacerbated those issues. The profession is deeply examining the issue. There is tremendous worry. There is no question the profession is...
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Ford School recognizes 2022 Rebecca A. Copeland Fellows

Jan 3, 2023
The Ford School is proud to recognize Huda Bashir (MPP/MPH ‘23) and Brynna Thigpen (MPP/MBA ‘23) as the 2022 Rebecca A. Copeland Fellows. They were chosen for their commitment to public service and focus on promoting health equity. Bashir is...
In the Media

El-Sayed critiques DeSantis's COVID-19 investigation

Dec 15, 2022 The New Republic
Abdul El-Sayed, The New Republic: "The evidence is clear. Vaccines have saved and continue to save lives. A new study from the Commonwealth Fund and Yale University (one of DeSantis’s two Ivy League alma maters, by the way) showed that two years...
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El-Sayed appointed as Wayne County health director

Dec 5, 2022
Last week, Wayne County tapped Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, to take over as health director in March, and, in the meantime, serve as a project consultant for its Health, Human & Veterans Services Department.  "But...
In the Media

El-Sayed shares story of America's first paramedics

Nov 29, 2022 America Dissected
Abdul El-Sayed, America Dissected: "Today’s episode is about exactly that kind of a set of heroes, a group of Black heroes that revolutionized emergency medical services. Everything from modern CPR to the ways ambulances look and operate. They had...
In the Media

El-Sayed discusses "tripledemic"

Nov 15, 2022 America Dissected
Abdul El-Sayed, America Dissected: "If you talk to any pediatrician, there’s one big thing on their mind, RSV. Short for respiratory syncytial virus, RSV is a common virus that can cause serious illness and even death in young children. And that’s...
In the Media

Lantz discusses role of abortion in high voter turnout

Nov 8, 2022 Exame
Paula Lantz, Exame: "In the US, where there is a historic emphasis on freedom and the limits of government intrusion in freedom of religion and expression, it is difficult to defend that the State should interfere in a personal and individual...
In the Media

El-Sayed dives into the evolution of misinformation

Nov 1, 2022 America Dissected
Abdul El-Sayed, America Dissected: "Today, millions of Americans have yet to receive a first dose of a safe, effective vaccine that has saved millions of lives, all because they’ve been victims of the virality of information. And that leaves them...
In the Media

Bednar emphasizes role of abortion rights in MI gubernatorial race

Sep 29, 2022 NPR: The Takeaway
The national spotlight is on Michigan's gubernatorial election, which will effectively decide the future of reproductive rights in the state. Jenna Bednar, professor of public policy and political science, discussed how both parties are...
In the Media

Lantz weighs in on reformed California Medicaid program

Sep 23, 2022 Side Effects Public Media
California recently launched a reformed Medicaid program, adding dental benefits, changing how addiction and mental illness are addressed, and more. But, Paula Lantz, James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy, is worried about claims that the new...
In the Media

Michelmore on Roe v. Wade fallout

Jul 1, 2022 University Business
Last week's reversal of Roe v. Wade will have pervasive effects on U-M's campus, said Associate Professor Katherine Michelmore to University Business. “There are going to be fewer women that are going to end up getting college degrees,” said...
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El-Sayed testifies to Senate Budget Committee on Medicare for All

May 23, 2022
On May 12, Abdul El-Sayed, the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, testified before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee hearing titled “Medicare for All: Protecting Health, Saving Lives, Saving Money.”  El-Sayed was...