Health Equity

Inequities in disease and well-being come from discrimination, racism and unequal access to society’s benefits, including conditions that positively contribute to health. Our researchers seek to understand these inequities and address the structures that reinforce them to ensure that all individuals and populations have equitable access to resources for optimal health.

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Highlighted Leaders in the Field

Other Leaders in the Field

Alice Ammerman, DrPHMildred Kaufman Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Janine Barden-O'Fallon, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Dorothy Cilenti, DrPHAssociate ProfessorDepartments of Health Policy and Management and Maternal and Child Health
Myron Cohen, MDYeargan-Bate Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Associate Vice Chancellor for Global HealthDepartment of Epidemiology
Carolyn Crump, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Sian Curtis, PhDProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Molly De Marco, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Radhika Dhingra, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Marisa Domino, PhDAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Edwin B. Fisher, PhDProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Michael B. Fisher, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
W. Oscar Fleming, DrPHAssistant ProfessorPublic Health Leadership Program
Leah Frerichs, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Rebecca Fry, PhDCarol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor in Children’s Environmental Health and Associate Chair for Strategic InitiativesDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Melissa Gilkey, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Shoshana K. Goldberg, PhDAdjunct Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Shelley Golden, PhDAssociate Professor and Vice Chair for Academic AffairsDepartment of Health Behavior
Carol Golin, MDProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhDCarla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition and Interim Vice Chancellor for ResearchDepartment of Nutrition
Emily W. Gower, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Misa Graff, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Sandra B. Greene, DrPHProfessor of the PracticeDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Dana Hagele, MD, MPHAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Marissa G. Hall, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Carolyn T. Halpern, PhDProfessor and ChairDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Michael Hudgens, PhDProfessor and Associate ChairDepartment of Biostatistics
Anastasia Ivanova, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Erin Kent, PhDAssociate Professor and Associate ChairDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Noah Kittner, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Michael R. Kosorok, PhDW.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Valerie Lewis, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Laura Linnan, ScDSenior Associate Dean for Academic and Student AffairsDepartment of Health Behavior
Jennifer L. Lund, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Sandra L. Martin, PhDProfessor, Associate Chair for ResearchDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Chantel Martin, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Derrick Matthews, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Aimee M. McHale, JD, MSPHAssistant ProfessorPublic Health Leadership Program
Sarah D. Mills, PhD, MPHAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Kate Muessig, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Kari North, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Leena Nylander-French, PhD, CIHProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Jonathan Oberlander, PhDProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Kavita Singh Ongechi, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Aunchalee Palmquist, PhD, MA, IBCLCAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Herbert Peterson, MDWilliam R. Kenan, Jr. ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Arrianna Marie Planey, PhD, MAAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Julia Rager, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Kristin Reiter, PhDProfessor and Associate ChairDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Kurt M. Ribisl, PhDJo Anne Earp Distinguished Professor and ChairDepartment of Health Behavior
Dana Rice, DrPHAssistant ProfessorPublic Health Leadership Program
Tamar Ringel-Kulka, MD, MPHAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Whitney R. Robinson, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Nora Rosenberg, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Aaron Salzberg, PhDJennifer and Don Holzworth Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Cleo A. Samuel-Ryals, PhDAdjunct Associate ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Marc Serre, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Pam Silberman, JD, DrPHProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Lindsey Smith Taillie, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Ilene Speizer, PhDProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Jill Stewart, PhDPhilip C. Singer Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Angela M. Stover, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Alison Stuebe, MDProfessor and Distinguished Scholar in Infant and Young Child FeedingDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Sean Y. Sylvia, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Sarah Brill Thach, MPHAssistant ProfessorPublic Health Leadership Program
Katherine (Kat) Tumlinson, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Carmina G. Valle, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Jane A. Weintraub, DDS, MPHAdjunct Professor and Alumni Distinguished Professor, Dental EcologyDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Stephanie B. Wheeler, PhD, MPHProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
B. Alex White, DDS, DrPHAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Eric A. Whitsel, MD, MPHProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Courtney G. Woods, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Bharathi Jayanthi Zvara, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health

Highlighted Courses Related to Health Equity

  • EPID 892 – Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Disparities
  • HPM 310 – Introduction to Law and Ethics in Health Administration
  • HPM 571 – Health and Human Rights
  • HPM 664 – Globalization and Health
  • HPM 707 – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health: a Population Perspective
  • HPM 753 – Health Care in the United States: Structure and Policy
  • HPM 754 – Health Care in the United States: Structure and Policy
  • HPM 758 – Underserved Populations and Health Reform

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  • HPM 794 – Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement and Application in Healthcare Research and Practice
  • NUTR 611 – Nutrition across the Life Cycle
  • PUBH 704 – Foundations of Global Public Health
  • PUBH 711 – Critical Issues in Global Public Health
  • PUBH 715 – Communication for Health-Related Decision Making
  • PUBH 735 – Policy Development
  • PUBH 745 – Community Assessment and Health Improvement
  • PUBH 763 – Policy Issues in Health Outcomes and Quality of Care
  • PUBH 805 – Service Trip
  • PHNU 781 – Occupational Health Nursing I: Occupational Health Assessment