University of Michigan School of Public Health

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University of Michigan School of Public Health
Parent institution
University of Michigan
DeanF. DuBois Bowman, PhD
Location, ,
Henry F. Vaughan School of Public Health

The University of Michigan School of Public Health is one of the professional graduate schools of the University of Michigan. Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, UM SPH is one of the oldest schools of public health in the country and is also considered one of the top schools focusing on health in the United States. Founded in 1941, the School of Public Health grew out of the University of Michigan's degree programs in public health, some of which date back to the 19th century.

According to the US News & World Report's report on graduate programs, the University of Michigan School of Public Health was ranked as the #4 School of Public Health in the country and also had the #1 Healthcare Management program in the country in 2011.[1][2][3]

Notable faculty[edit]

  • Thomas Francis, Jr., mentor of Jonas Salk; ran field trials of oral polio vaccine that deemed it safe and effective
  • John R. Griffith, Andrew Pattullo Collegiate Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy; co-author of The Well-Managed Health Care Organization
  • Rebecca Hasson, kinesiologist
  • George Kaplan, social epidemiologist
  • Neal Krause, health behavior and health education expert
  • Paula Lantz, past Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy
  • Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine
  • Ken Warner, past Dean of the School of Public Health; worked successfully to implement a non-smoking University of Michigan campus on July 1, 2011
  • Marc A. Zimmerman, former chair Health Behavior & Health Education; Director of the Prevention Research Center and Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ US News & World Report - Education: Grad Schools: Public Health Ranking -
  2. ^ "Bot generated title -->". Archived from the original on 2015-03-18. Retrieved 2012-09-12.
  3. ^ US News & World Report - Breaking News, World News, Business News, and America's Best Colleges -

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°16′51.0″N 83°43′49.3″W / 42.280833°N 83.730361°W / 42.280833; -83.730361