Detroit has some of the worst health conditions, and its citizens suffer from some of the most pronounced health disparities in the country. What does the future look like for public health policy and the health status of Detroit’s residents? Detroit is being touted as the “turn-around city”: can health be a part of that future? Come to learn about and discuss these other important questions with the UM alumnus who will lead the change.
Abdul El-Sayed was recently named the Executive Director of Public Health for the city of Detroit, where he oversees the health department and other health-related initiatives. He graduated from LSA in 2007, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, where he earned a D.Phil. in public health before completing the MD at Columbia, where he was later on the faculty. His research has been recognized internationally.