A major part of my career has been devoted to the field of public health. Besides my opportunity to treat individuals and families, I am also grateful and have the great privilege to help prevent illness on a community, state and federal levels. I have been the medical director of six different County health departments and continue to do so in three southeastern Michigan counties. The pandemics of AIDS and Covid-19 have been very challenging, and I am proud of the hard-working public health professionals who have worked tirelessly with me to help control the spread and to offer mitigation strategies and vaccinations to the greater communities se served.
Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.
The field of public health is highly varied and encompasses many academic disciplines. However, public health is mainly composed of the following core areas: environmental health, biostatistics, behavioral science/health education, epidemiology, health services administration/management, maternal and child health, nutrition, international/global health, public health laboratory practice, public health policy, public health practice.