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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Nathan Sinai

1924 - 1964
Professor of Hygiene and Public Health

William Morgan Brace

1925 - 1956
Assistant Professor of Hygiene & Public Health

Kenneth Alexander Easlick

1928 - 1964
Professor of Dentistry & Public Health

Walter David Block

1934 - 1982
Professor Emeritus of Human Nutrition

Ella Elizabeth McNeil

1939 - 1967
Professor of Public Health Nursing

Robert Albert Bowman

1949 - 1980
Professor of Health Education

Kathryn A.
 Robeson

1953 - 1973
Professor of Public Health Nursing

Warren Ayer 
Cook

1953 - 1971
Professor of Industrial Health

Bettie Arthur

1958 - 1988
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Community Mental Health

John P. Kirscht

1961 - 1989
Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education

Irwin M. Rosenstock

1961
Professor of Public Health Administration
Chair of the Department of Health Behavior and Education

Don P. Haefner

1962 - 1993
Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education

Frank M. Andrews

1963 - 1993
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Population Planning and International Health
Research Scientist in the Institute for Social Research

Gayl D. Ness

1964 - 1996
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Population Planning and International Health

John Y. Takeshita

1964 - 1967
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Associate Professor of Population Planning

Harlan D. Hahn

1964 - 1968
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Assistant Professor and Research Associate in Health Development

Paul J. Feldstein

1964 - 1987
Professor of Economics, Health Services Management and Policy

Yuzuru J. Takeshita

1964 - 1997
Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education

Scott K. Simonds

1966 - 1994
Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, Public Health Policy and Administration

Lenin A. Baler

1967
Professor of Psychology
Professor of Community Mental Health
Chair of Department of Health Programs

Harold Johnson

1967 - 1995
Professor of Social Work, Health Behavior and Health Education
Dean of Social Work
Interim VP & Secretary of the University 1994-1995

Frances Larkin

1968 - 1993
Associate Professor of Nutrition

Snebendu B. Kar

1969 - 1979
Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education

Lillian G. Ostrand

1969 - 1978
Professor of Public Health Nursing

Ruth S. Simmons

1970 - 2007
Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education

George H. Nolan

1970 - 1980
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Associate Professor of Maternal & Child Health

Alan Tsai

1973 - 2009
Associate Professor of Human Nutrition

Peter A. Dual

1975 - 1980
Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education

Tom Hickey

1976 - 2003
Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education

Beryl A. Shulman

1977 - 1981
Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education

Marshal H. Becker

1977 - 1993
Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education – Public Health
Chair Department of Health Behavior and Health Education – Public Health
Professor of Health Behavior, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases – Medical School

George M. Owen

1977 - 1981
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Human Nutrition – Public Health

James Albers

1979 - 2009
Professor of Neurology & Occupational Health

Jean T. Shope

1980 - 2013
Research Professor (UMTRI)
Research Professor & Lecturer Public Health

Noreen M. Clark

1981 - 2013
Professor of Health Behavior & Heath Education
Myron E. Wegman Distinguished University Professor of Public Health
Professor of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

Mark J. Young

1984 - 1987
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Health Services Management and Policy – Public Health

Lynda A. Anderson

1986 - 1991
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health

Willard G. Manning

1988 - 1991
Professor of Economics, Health Services Management and Policy

Sherman A. James

1989 - 2003
Chair & Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education
Professor of Epidemiology
Director, Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture & Health

Sylvia N. Tesh

1991 - 1999
Assistant Professor of Public Health Policy and Administration

Gregory V. Button

1993 - 2000
Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education

Philip J. Held

1993 - 1998
Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Health Services Management and Policy – Public Health

Joseph Winchester Brown

1993 - 2004

Edith A. Parker

1995 - 2010
Associate Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education
Faculty Associate, Center for Global Health

Michael D. Cabana

1999 - 2005
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Associate Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education

Marcia C. Inhorn

2001 - 2008
Professor of Anthropology
Professor of Women's Studies
Professor of Obsretrics & Gynecology

Dawn P. Misra

2001 - 2008
Associate Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education

Gilbert C. Gee

2002 - 2007
Assistant Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education

Derek Griffith

2004 - 2012
Assistant Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education

Mark B. Padilla

2006 - 2012
Assistant Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Melissa A Valerio

2007 - 2012
Assistant Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education

Roberto De Vogli

2011 - 2013
Associate Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education