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Student & Alumni Achievements

Michigan Alumna is Making a Difference in Flint

University of Michigan SPH alumni Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha has been named to the 2016 TIME 100 most influential people. Dr. Hanna-Attisha was cited for reveling the elevated levels of lead in Flint’s children.  As a U-M undergraduate student, Dr. Hanna-Attisha created her own concentration in environmental health, working as a research assistant for SPH Environmental Health Sciences Professor Dr. Rita Loch-Caruso who supervised Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s honors thesis.

“She was very gutsy,” said Loch-Caruso in an article for Michigan Alumnus magazine.  “Even as a young woman, she had a confidence and capability that few people have…and seemed really driven to make a difference.”

Dr. Hanna-Attisha returned to U-M, receiving her MPH from the School of Public Health.  She spoke at the School of Public Health in March.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

[Photo: Dr. Rita Loch Caruso (left) with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha]

To read the Michigan Alumnus article, click here.

To view a video of  Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s talk at Michigan SPH, click here.