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Professorships recognize 14 faculty members for global health work

January 12, 2017

Professorships recognize 14 faculty members for global health work

Fourteen faculty members who work across the world to improve public health are the first to be named U-M Professors of Global Public Health. 

The professorships, approved by the Board of Regents in December, recognize work currently led by faculty at the School of Public Health and conducted by multidisciplinary teams of faculty and students in more than 70 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and Europe.

The professorships began Jan. 1 and are held for three years.

"Our faculty have a long history of working successfully around the globe on high impact and transformative public health projects in close collaboration with a highly diverse array of international partner agencies and individuals," said Matthew Boulton, senior associate dean for global public health at SPH.

"They do this through transparent and co-equal partnerships, a strong commitment to public health capacity building in host countries, the use of interdisciplinary approaches, and through means of mutually beneficial relationships with the community based on trust and open communications."

U-M faculty have been working on global health issues for nearly 50 years, Boulton said.

"The 14 faculty approved for this appointment have demonstrated substantial experience and sustained contributions to global public health research, training, education and practice," said SPH Dean Martin Philbert.

The inaugural group of faculty includes:

• Ana Baylin, Associate Professor of Global Public Health, departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology.

• Matthew Boulton, Professor of Global Public Health, Epidemiology.

• Joseph Eisenberg, Professor of Global Public Health, Epidemiology. 

• Scott Greer, Associate Professor of Global Public Health, Health Management and Policy.        

• Sioban Harlow, Professor of Global Public Health, Epidemiology.      

• Gary Harper, Professor of Global Public Health, Health Behavior and Health Education.  

• Yi Li, Professor of Global Public Health, Biostatistics.    

• Carlos Mendes de Leon, Professor of Global Public Health, Epidemiology.     

• Arnold Monto, Professor of Global Public Health, Epidemiology. 

• Bhramar Mukherjee, Professor of Global Public Health, Biostatistics.        

• Karen Peterson, Professor of Global Public Health, Nutrition.    

• John Piette, Professor of Global Public Health, Health Behavior and Health Education.     

• Laura Rozek, Associate Professor of Global Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences.        

• Chuanwu Xi, Associate Professor of Global Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences.

Nominations and applications for a second cycle of Professors of Global Public Health are due June 1.