Who We Are
Public Health Prepared is the workforce development and public health practice branch of the broader Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats & Pandemic Preparedness (MCIDT) initiative, funded by the University of Michigan.
We are housed within the Epidemiology Department at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Advance the practical application of MCIDT research findings
Engage the public health practice community to inform potential research initiatives
Train, organize, and connect those working in infectious disease emergency preparedness and response in Michigan and the region
Our Focus Areas
Public Health Prepared focuses on building knowledge, skills, and abilities to address emerging, or reemerging infectious diseases (e.g. COVID-19, Zika, Ebola, Measles), communicable diseases (e.g. Hepatitis C, Influenza), and outbreak investigations.
Training content draws upon existing frameworks, models, and competency sets such as those defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (COL), and de Beaumont Foundation (dBF).
LAURA POWER, MD, MPH
ABRAM WAGNER, PHD
PHOEBE KULIK, MPH, CHES
Director of Workforce Development
DANY ZEMMEL, MPH
Training and Engagement Manager
STOREE HARRIS-STUBBLEFIELD, MPH
Seth Neeley, MEd
Ryleigh Emelander, MPH
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Our Advisory Board Members
- Cindra James, Emergency Preparedness Consultant
- Karla Black, Kent County Health Department
- Norm Hess, Michigan Association for Local Public Health
- JoLynn Montgomery, Lead Epidemiologist, University Health Service, U-M
- Sandro Cinti, Michigan Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
- Marty Soehnlen, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Bureau of Labs
- Jessie Jones, Michigan Public Health Institute
- Mark Hamed, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Tuscola and District Health Department #2
- Jay Fiedler, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
- Natasha Bagdasarian, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
- Lisa Peacock, Public Health Consultant