Less Vaccination = More Disease

A long-time tenant of public health has been vaccination. Prior to vaccination, diseases like smallpox, measles, polio, and more ran rampant and led to very expensive and devestaing public health crises. The first attempts to protect against smallpox, a disease that has been wiped out due to a global vaccination campaign was a process known…

All We Can Do Is Grow Old

There is nothing glorious about studying ageing. Unless you have found the key to stopping it, no one wants to talk to you! There are creams, diets, exercise regimes, surgeries, meditations, and more that all promise to hide, delay, or even reverse ageing- but let me save you the trouble and say you might as…

Life in the Grad Lane!

I’m a planner…an organized, calendar-obsessed, color-coding-system-for-everything kind of girl. I had my life planned to a tee – some of my friends used to compare me to a graph (in case you’re curious: x-axis, age, y-axis, life event)…but then, of course, life changed. Life put me smack dab back here at the University of Michigan,…

Join the conversation: “Is This Public Health?”

My name is Andrew and I’m a hospital/health insurance strategy guy. Prior to school, I worked for a boutique health care management consulting firm and spent this past summer at Massachusetts General Hospital. I’m interested in payment innovation, which is why I work with one of the largest patient-centered medical homes in the nation. No…