PHHP Research Day 2022

The College of Public Health & Health Professions recognizes the importance of providing a forum for trainees to showcase their research.

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Timeline of Events

February 10, 2022

  • = Virtual attendance is required for graduate & postdoctoral presenters
Research Day 2022 Booklet,

35th Annual

Research Day 2022 Booklet

Take a moment to review this year's booklet and see current groundbreaking research occurring from our students and postdocs!

Keynote Discussant

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, is founder and director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program in Flint, Michigan.

Mona Hanna-Attisha
Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP

A pediatrician, scientist, activist and author, Dr. Hanna-Attisha has testified four times before the United States Congress and was awarded the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America. She 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, and most recently, received the 2020 CDC Foundation’s Fries Prize for Improving Health.

A frequent contributor to national media outlets, including the New York Times and Washington Post, Dr. Hanna-Attisha has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC and countless other outlets championing the cause of children in Flint and beyond. She is the founding donor of the Flint Child Health and Development Fund (

With concentrations in environmental health and health policy, Dr. Hanna-Attisha received her bachelor’s degree and Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan. She completed her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and her residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, where she was chief resident. She is currently a Charles Stewart Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health and an associate professor of pediatrics and human development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Dr. Hanna-Attisha is the author of the widely acclaimed and bestselling book What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.

PHHP Research Day 2022 Awards

The Research Committee will award travel awards up to 3 graduate students from both the Public Health & the Health Professions sections of the College, for a total of 6 awards. Postdoctoral Associates and Fellows are not eligible to receive travel awards. These awards recognize and support candidates who are conducting innovative research as it pertains to both Public Health & Health Professions. View this year’s winners

PHHP Research Day 2021

To view last year’s activities.

PHHP Research day 2022

Abstract Submission

The Abstract Submission Deadline is December 15, 2021 Limit one submission per presenter

Speed presentations are back!

Important Information

Each presenter will have a slide deck with your poster title, name, faculty mentor's name, overview, results and discussion. You are required to submit a 2-3 minute video presentation discussing these slides.