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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...
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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...
State & Hill

Amplifying the voices of Puerto Rican communities

May 3, 2023
Ostfeld partners with the University of Puerto Rico to build social science infrastructure By Miriam Wasserman To say that Puerto Rico has faced profound and dramatic challenges over the past two decades is an understatement. Even before...
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Ford School student presents research at U-M event for WHO head

Apr 21, 2023
The Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, came to the U-M campus to receive the Thomas Francis Jr. Medal in Global Public Health, awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the...
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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

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...
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Two students awarded Rebecca A. Copeland Fellowships

Jan 21, 2022
Two graduate students, Phong Khải Hồng (MPP/MS, ‘24) and Danielle Wallick (MPP/MURP, ‘23) were recently recognized as the first recipients of the Ford School’s Rebecca A. Copeland Fellowship, for their commitment to public service and focus on...
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Axinn and colleagues examine COVID-19 behaviors in Nepal

Jan 5, 2022
Examining the worries and behaviors of families in Nepal, Ford School courtesy professor William Axinn and colleagues from the Institute of Social Research and its Program in Society, Population, and Environment were able to tap in to an ongoing...
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Watkins-Hayes on the transformative power of HIV/AIDS activism

Dec 2, 2021
On World Aids Day, Celeste Watkins-Hayes participated in a discussion at The City Club of Cleveland, on the importance of activism and community leadership to confront the inequalities perpetuated by HIV/AIDS and useful lessons that can apply to...
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Stevenson reflects on the repercussions of COVID-19

Nov 4, 2021
Betsy Stevenson observed key economic indicators and the continuing effects of COVID-19 this week.  At Wednesday’s CNBC Workforce Executive Council Summit, she said, “People seem to be fed up and leaving work...There are a lot of different things...
In the Media

'A traumatically impacted economy' -Stevenson

Aug 16, 2021 Newsweek Mexico
The economy has "been traumatically impacted" from the pandemic, says Betsey Stevenson. "I don't think it would have been possible to imagine something like this, a situation in which people simply had to stop going to work for their own health...
State & Hill

The Last Word: Lantz on COVID-19 policy

Dec 9, 2020
Paula Lantz, associate dean for academic affairs and the James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy, is a social epidemiologist. She talks with S&H about COVID, inequality, and what’s to come. State & Hill: We are 10 months into the global...

The Longview: Reflections on the ACA at 10

Jul 27, 2020
By Marianne Udow-Phillips, Founding Executive Director, Center for Health and Research Transformation This article was originally published by Findings Magazine on July 16, 2020 The framers of the Affordable Care Act—or the ACA—can be proud of...

Wolfers puts public health at the center of economic recovery

May 15, 2020
The current method for calculating Gross Domestic Product is missing “the immense value of the sacrifices being made by millions of people who have stayed at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus,” Ford School economics professor Justin Wolfers...