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Paula Lantz

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Public Policy, James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy
Lantz is the associate dean for academic affairs. A social demographer, she studies the role of public policy in improving population health and reducing social disparities in health. Lantz is currently engaged in research regarding the potential for and challenges associated with using social impact bonds to fund public/private partnerships aimed at improving health in low-income populations, including Medicaid beneficiaries.

Lantz discusses COVID-19 health inequity

Jun 19, 2020
Paula Lantz, associate dean of the Ford School and James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy, and Michael S. Barr, dean of the Ford School, discussed the emerging social epidemiology of COVID-19 and current understanding regarding public health and...
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Tracking the issues

May 22, 2020
Before COVID-19 began to consume our daily news coverage, we asked nine Ford School faculty what policy topics 2020 political candidates should be talking about. Javed Ali, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence: There is a lot more we can...
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Revisit Ford School Policy Talks online

Mar 25, 2020
For all of us, adjusting to the new reality of staying home and staying safe means finding ways to stay educated and informed from afar. As we practice safe social distancing, the Ford School has postponed all in-person public events for the...
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Brendan Nyhan's quest for the truth behind fake news

Mar 28, 2019
After receiving his PhD in political science from Duke University in 2009, Brendan Nyhan came to U-M to study health policy as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar. His mentors were the Ford School’s Paula Lantz and Rick Hall. Nyhan was then...

Greetings from the Dean, January 2016

Jan 15, 2016
Dear friends, The Ford School is, as they say, on a roll. Take a look at our public events calendar: we’ll host two Cabinet secretaries in a single week in February! Labor Secretary Tom Perez will deliver a Policy Talks lecture on February 8th...

The Ford School faculty is growing

Jul 23, 2015
We’re delighted to announce significant growth in our faculty for the coming year, including six additions to our governing faculty.Paula Lantz, a social epidemiologist, is currently professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy at George...