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Brandon Bond, MPH, MSW

Mental Health and Well-Being Student Advocate



  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan
    • Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience
    • International Studies: Global Environment and Health
    • Community Action and Social Change Minor
  • Master of Public Health, University of Michigan
    • Health Behavior and Health Education (Injury Science specialization)
  • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan
    • Global Social Work Practice
    • Management & Leadership (Trauma-Informed Practice specialization)

Personal and/or Professional Interests

  • Brandon has a passion for mental health and well-being, DEI, global perspectives, and human rights advocacy.

  • He was appointed by the Ann Arbor Mayor and City Council as a Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Ann Arbor's Human Rights Commission. 

  • He serves on the Board of Directors for Garrett's Space, a young adult suicide prevention non-profit. Additionally, he serves as an Advisor on a Youth Advisory Council for a partnership with Active Minds and MTV Entertainment on a national mental health support training campaign.

  • For his own well-being, Brandon enjoys attending cooking classes, learning languages, listening to and playing music, practicing tennis and swimming, and exploring new areas and foods!

Background and Experience

Brandon works within the LSA Dean’s Office in a consultancy capacity as a Mental Health and Well-Being Student Advocate, responsible for assessing the needs of students, advocating for systemic-level changes, and implementing solutions that produce health-promoting environments, policies, and structures.

Brandon is a three-time, first-generation graduate of the University of Michigan. He has a breadth of experience working with several units across the college and university, some of which include the Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP), Summer Bridge Scholars Program, Residential College (RC), the Center for Global and Intercultural Studies (CGIS), the Barger Leadership Institute (BLI), the U-M Undergraduate Admissions Office, and more.

After completing his undergraduate degree, Brandon continued his studies at U-M and received a dual-degree in Public Health and Social Work. Some of Brandon's contributions to the university include serving as a student representative on multiple committees, including the U-M Presidential Search Committee, 2SLGBTQ+ Graduate Student Advisory Committee, and the U-M Public Safety Task Force. 

His past work includes: advising the current Dean of Students on her advisory board; utilizing his role as president for the Public Health Student Government to advocate for academic success programming and the permanent removal of the GRE from admissions requirements; supporting DEI initiatives as the Graduate Student Staff Assistant in the LSA Dean's DEI Office; educating first-year students on the topic of wellness as a Graduate Student Instructor; creating a culturally tailored integrative health project as a fellow in the Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship Program; and working as a Wellness Coach for Wolverine Wellness to provide wellness coaching sessions to students and leading university-wide mental health interventions.