We Dare to Provide Health For All

At the University of Michigan School of Nursing, We Dare to provide health for all. We aspire toward this goal each day by integrating more perspectives so we can understand health care inequities and assemble interdisciplinary teams that will generate the knowledge needed to create solutions. Health equity drives our scholarship and the U-M School of Nursing is dedicated to creating an energized and inclusive learning community that welcomes scholars who specialize in research that addresses inequities in health care delivery and outcomes. Join us as we seek the best outcomes, see the bigger picture and excel toward a more equitable delivery of health to all. 

The U-M School of Nursing is looking for more faculty with expertise in health equity, anti-racism and social justice methodologies.

A second faculty search is now active around health disparity scholarship which will be open to at least four faculty hires from all ranks and disciplines. Health disparities negatively shape health care, prevention of disease and disability, and damage health and wellness in our country and globally. The U-M School of Nursing is seeking faculty with passion and accomplishments in this broad area, and an inclination toward team-based and collaborative science.

Some of the areas of interest are listed below, but these are not exhaustive.

  • Racial, ethnic, gender and sex-based bias and the associated consequences in data, algorithms and technologies that enable health care;
  • Point-of-care interventions to reduce healthcare providers’ implicit racial biases and enhance their structural competence;
  • Point of care interventions to improve health equity including systems level interventions; and
  • Community-driven, technology-enabled models of healthcare delivery that address health equity-driven interventions to mitigate negative social and economic determinants of health

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Sheria Robinson-Lane

Healthcare's great communicators 

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The Office of Health Equity and Inclusion

The U-M School of Nursing announces the creation of a new Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, which will be led by the school’s Chief Health and Academic Equity Officer, Rushika Patel.

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Jade Burns with organizers at the first men's community health forum

Reshaping health care for young Black men in Detroit

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