New Charles Stewart Mott Department of Public Health to Expand and Strengthen Community Care
For years, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine researchers in the Division of Public Health have been working with Flint community partners to
improve the health of the community and advance policies that aim to eliminate structural racism in health care.
Every step of the way, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has been a visionary partner by providing funding for space and endowed faculty positions.
Now, the university is creating its first fully philanthropically named department in recognition of this long-term support, as MSU seeks to grow its efforts to recruit top talent. The expanded academic unit in Flint will allow for significant growth in faculty as well as increased community programming.
Support from the Mott Foundation has allowed MSU to invest in public health researchers seeking community-minded solutions to tackle issues like the Flint
water crisis and the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past seven years, MSU’s Division of Public Health has brought in more than $115M in federal research
funding for these efforts.