Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology

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Essential "I Do's": Epidemiology Alums Marry in Hospital During Pandemic

Jen Andonian, MPH ‘15 and Matt Shearer, MPH ‘14

Two epidemiology alums found love here on campus while earning their master’s degrees. When their wedding plans are interrupted by a global pandemic, their community of health colleagues help them get married in a unique ceremony fit for these hardworking frontline heroes.

Carl Marrs

That Idea Stinks: Trust, Honesty, and the Importance of Team Science in Preventing Disease

Carl F. Marrs

Team science requires a lot of grit, says epidemiologist Carl Marrs. Collaborators have to trust each other enough to be straightforward and honest about their projects. Straight truth isn’t always easy on our emotions, but it is good for science. Science is a challenging endeavor, and the incredible teamwork led by Marrs and others means better health for all of us.

Hannah Segaloff earned an MPH and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Studying the Micro to Create a Major Impact

Hannah Segaloff, PhD '19

An Ann Arbor native Hannah Segaloff didn’t have to travel very far to find the perfect graduate program for her. After getting a degree in microbiology, she began her journey toward a more standardized approach to studying severe influenza among hospitalized patients.

Betsy Foxman

Thinking Slow, Living Resilient, and Making a Difference

Betsy Foxman

Professional science requires a host of nuanced problem-solving skills, which for prominent epidemiologist Betsy Foxman includes learning how to “think slow” and how tolerate failure—even when the world around us demands quick answers and indisputable facts.

Joel Begay

Conducting Culturally Competent Public Health Work in Native Communities

Joel Begay

Joel Begay’s work with Native communities has provided him valuable insight on how to partner with communities in a way that does not exploit them. As a public health professional, he aspires to help fill gaps around minority health data by collecting and analyzing data while helping tribal governments, health professionals, and other government agencies interpret the data to ultimately improve Indian Country.