About Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is the C. S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and founding director of the Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative partnership of MSU and Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint, Michigan.  

A pediatrician, scientist, activist and author, Dr. Hanna-Attisha was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and recognized as one of USA Today’s Women of the Century for her role in uncovering the Flint water crisis and leading recovery efforts. She has testified multiple times before the United States Congress, lectures at dozens of colleges and universities, and frequently contributes to national media outlets championing the cause of children in Flint and beyond. 

An accomplished academic and an inspiring change-maker, Dr. Hanna-Attisha is the author of the widely acclaimed and New York Times 100 most notable book, What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.

Dr. Hanna-Attisha serves on several advisories/boards including the Flint Child Health and Development Fund (flintkids.org), Physicians for Human Rights, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, and Abraham Lincoln Brigades Archives.  

With concentrations in environmental health and health policy, Dr. Hanna-Attisha received her bachelor’s degree and Master of Public Health degree from University of Michigan. She completed her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and her residency and chief residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. She is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees. 

Amid politics, pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha stands out as a trusted advocate in the Flint water crisis

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