Studying Men’s Health in Flint, Mich.
Michigan State University researcher Woody Neighbors is working to change the way black men in America approach health problems. Shifting his research focus from data descriptions to solutions, he’s collaborating with community partners in Flint, Mich., to empower men to make health a priority. Neighbors is a Charles Stewart Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health in MSU’s College of Human Medicine.
Neighbors earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Haverford College and doctorate in social psychology from the University of Michigan. For the past 30 years, he has been a professor at the University of Michigan, where he dedicated his career to the investigation of health behavior and mental health among Black Americans. He has a long-standing interest in studying how ethnic differences in health and illness behavior affect major depression, diabetes and oral health in difficult-to-reach population groups.
– via College of Human Medicine, MD Magazine (2016), “Public Health Research Making Life Better: Leaders Helping Flint”