Academic medicine uniquely positioned to address public health crises

November 13, 2016 - AAMC News

In a local effort, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU) engaged each part of its tripartite mission to respond to the effects of a lead-contaminated water supply on the residents of Flint. At the forefront of the response was Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, a community-engaged pediatrician who provides care in a low-income area and is director of the pediatric residency program at Hurley Medical Center. Hanna-Attisha and colleagues analyzed blood level data and published their findings in a study in the American Journal of Public Health.