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Paula Lantz

James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy; Director, BA Programs
A social demographer, Lantz studies the role of public policy in improving population health and reducing social disparities in health. She is currently engaged in research regarding innovative financing approaches for supportive housing among Medicaid beneficiaries, and also on how COVID-19 is exacerbating existing social and health inequalities in the U.S.
State & Hill

Faculty news, fall 2023

Dec 12, 2023
Axelrod's adventures Robert Axelrod, William D. Hamilton Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, writes about the difficulties and rewards of interdisciplinary collaboration in his new autobiography, A Passion for Cooperation: Adventures...
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Lantz and Young honored with prestigious U-M awards

Oct 27, 2023
Ford School professors Paula Lantz and Alford A. Young Jr., were among 29 faculty recognized by the University of Michigan provost for their scholarly contributions, teaching, and service at an awards ceremony on October 23, 2023. Lantz and Young...
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Lantz launches online course about public policy fundamentals

Sep 25, 2023
A new open online course available on Michigan Online helps learners understand the fundamentals of public policy and how policy can confront societal challenges in social welfare, public health, the environment, education, criminal justice, and...
News

PPIA students reflect on their summer of study and social life 

Aug 2, 2023
What are the dynamics of inequity in labor markets? How do we determine appropriate categories for people in a multicultural society?  How is the U.S. approach to ethnicity and nationality different from what they are doing in Europe?  These were...
In the Media

Lantz fact-checks unfounded unsafe medication abortion claims

May 23, 2023 USA Today
Paula Lantz, USA Today: Medication abortion is safe, and a large number of studies validate this, according to Paula Lantz, an abortion policy expert at the University of Michigan. The New York Times analyzed over 100 studies spanning countries and...
State & Hill

Faculty News, spring 2023

May 3, 2023
Dominique Adams-Santos, Celeste Watkins-Hayes, and PhD candidate Kayonne Christy contributed a chapter, "Narratives in Context: Locating Racism and Sexism in Black Women's Health Experiences," to The Routledge Companion to...
News

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...
State & Hill

Faculty News, fall 2022

Dec 19, 2022
Jenna Bednar published “The Fractured Superpower: Federalism is Remaking U.S. Democracy and Foreign Policy,” in Foreign Affairs. The Coalition for Networked Information, the Association of Research Libraries, and EDUCAUSE awarded Paul Courant the...
News

Ford School faculty launch open online courses

Dec 19, 2022
Three Ford School faculty have developed exciting new online courses to equip learners and professionals around the globe with interdisciplinary skills that help them engage in and inform complex public policy decision-making processes. Elisabeth...
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Lantz analyzes direct democracy gains regarding abortion access

Nov 23, 2022
When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down 50 years of abortion access by overturning Roe v. Wade in its June 2022 Dobbs decision, guaranteeing those rights fell back to individual states. Access battles will continue for years in state legislatures,...
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

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...
State & Hill

Lantz defends critical race theory

May 31, 2022
Widely-read Milbank Quarterly op-ed explains CRT’s importance to population health By Olivia Bradish (BA ’23) Since January 2021, 42 states have introduced bills or taken other steps to restrict how “critical race theory” and other so-called...
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First two Copeland Fellows named

May 31, 2022
Hồng and Wallick share Rebecca Copeland’s (MPP/MPH ’21) commitment to health equity Two graduate students, Phong Khai Hồng (MPP/MS, ’24) and Danielle Wallick (MPP/MURP, ’23) have been named the first recipients of the Ford School’s Rebecca A....