Due to the current circumstances and recommended public health response to COVID-19, MPHI employees are telecommuting. We are still available via email and phone to answer any questions that you may have. MPHI will continue to do our part to ensure we limit exposure and encourage containment of coronavirus. Our highest priority is the health and well-being of the communities we serve, our partners, and our employees. Be well!
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We seek out what is unfair and remove barriers in order to achieve full health potential.
We engage with integrity and transparency to build trust.
We deliver a standard of achievement that exceeds expectations and promotes
MPHI is a Michigan-based and nationally engaged, non-profit public health institute. We are a team of teams, process and content experts, dedicated to our vision of building a world where tomorrow is healthier than today!Our mission is to work with you to promote health and advance well-being for all. Our broad network of partners includes academia, government, community-based organizations, and healthcare providers. These connections empower all of us to develop solutions to a wide range of challenges.
Meet Our Leadership
MPHI is successful in improving the health of communities because of the strength of our staff. We have more than 500 employees, including more than 100 with doctoral and master’s degrees. Our staff includes researchers, data analysts, IT professionals, project managers, and scientists trained in a broad array of health fields.
Dr. Renée Branch Canady serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MPHI; a Michigan-based and nationally engaged non-profit public health institute dedicated to advancing population health through public health innovation and collaboration. [Read More]
Jana Dean serves as Chief Financial Officer at MPHI. She provides leadership and strategic direction for all financial functions, directly overseeing finance, contracts, payroll and accounting… [Read More]
Heather White, MSA, has 18 years of experience in Human Resource Management. She works closely with the Chief Executive Officer, assessing, organizing, and delegating administrative functions,… [Read More]
MPHI’s Board of Directors consists of no fewer than 12 and no more than 17 board members. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University each appoint board representatives. In addition to these partners, at-large members represent business, media, and community-based organizations. The diverse backgrounds of Board members bring many different talents to the organization.
Elizabeth Hertel, MBA
Chief Deputy Director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD, MPH, MScEPI, FACOEM
Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine Clinical Center, Michigan State University
Holly Jarman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Renée Branch Canady, PhD, MPA
Chief Executive Officer, MPHI
Angela Beck, PhD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor, Assistant Dean for Student Engagement, Director, Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center, Director, Public Health Training Center University of Michigan
Tim Becker, CPA
Chief Healthcare Officer, Hope Network
Beverly Allen, CPA
Executive Director, Aetna Better Health of Michigan, Inc.
Debra Furr-Holden, PhD
Interim Director, Division of Public Health, C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, Division of Public Health, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University
James Giordano, MBA
Retired President and CEO, CareTech Solutions, Inc.
Joneigh Khaldun, MD
Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for Health, Michigan Department of Health and Human Service
Stephen Lanier, PhD
Vice President for Research, Wayne State University
Sarah Mayberry, MPH
Senior Special Projects Producer, WDIV-TV
Phyllis Meadows, PhD, MSN, RN
Senior Fellow—Health, The Kresge Foundation
Angulique Outlaw, PhD
Associate Professor, Director of Prevention Programming, Wayne State University
Chief deputy director for opportunity for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Lisa Stefanovsky, MEd
Health Officer, Ottawa County Department of Public Health
MPHI CEO Dr. Renee Branch Canady served on a panel addressing COVID-19 racial disparities in Detroit. According to @BrookingsInst, "in Detroit, Black people represent over 75 percent of known COVID-19 diagnoses by race and nearly 90 percent of deaths." https://brook.gs/3aYCaR0
At MPHI, we talk a lot about health equity, but what does that mean? Health equity is a commitment to deconstruct the continuning legacy of racism, classism, and gender oppression, ensuring there is a fair and just opportunity for good health for everyone.