Public Health Ideas logoPublic Health IDEAS: Interdisciplinary Discovery, Engagement + Actions for Society

The world is full of complex and far-reaching public health challenges, requiring ambitious, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary solutions. At the University of Michigan School of Public Health, we are uniquely positioned at the epicenter of research, resources, and expertise to rise to the challenge and address some of the world’s most pressing problems.

In 2021, the school launched Public Health IDEAS—which represents Interdisciplinary Discovery, Engagement + Actions for Society—with a $1 million investment to increase collaboration and advance research and engagement in key areas to achieve meaningful, lasting impact. Through a lengthy assessment weighing societal needs and our unique ability to create meaningful change, we have selected four priorities to focus our efforts toward true, lasting impact.

Our work must be audacious and bold, yet tangible and meaningful. It must also aim to address short-term issues while paving a path to long-term impact and transformation. Learn more about our Public Health IDEAS below.