1. More Detroiters ‘very likely’ to get COVID-19 vaccine than 4 months ago, U-M survey finds

    The greatest discrepancy between those willing and unwilling to vaccinate is related to how they view science on the effectiveness of the vaccine and the advice of doctors. While 94% of people likely to vaccinate say scientific findings on vaccine effectiveness are important to their decision, just 62% of those unlikely to vaccinate say it is important.

  2. Michigan Minds: How racism-related stress impacts the health of African Americans

    What is the toll of racial discrimination on the mental and physical health of young African Americans? In this episode of Michigan Minds, Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., PhD, professor of health…

  3. U-M, community partners tackle energy insecurity in three Detroit neighborhoods

    A new University of Michigan-led project, in partnership with four Detroit community-based organizations, will work with residents of 200 low- and moderate-income households in three Detroit neighborhoods to improve home energy efficiency and to lower monthly utility bills.

  4. Riana Elyse Anderson: On Thursday’s panel for the National Urban League’s State of Black America report

    Tune in Thursday from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. to hear Riana Elyse Anderson, assistant professor of health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, talk about the National Urban League’s State of Black America report.

  5. Distinctly Detroit podcast: Riana Anderson talks about helping families cope with the stress of racism and her life in Detroit

    “We have all these strategies that black families are already engaging in. And then we also know from a clinical psychology perspective all of these tips and tricks and ways to discuss things better. So why not meld the two?”
    ~ Riana Anderson

  6. Virtual senior center helps older adults in Detroit connect while social distancing

    The classes are offered by the Silver Center, a virtual senior center that offers enrichment and educational programs via phone to help adults 60 years old or older stay connected. While the program started before the pandemic, organizers hope it will mitigate some of the negative health and social impacts caused by social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. 

  7. Detroit School research projects take a fresh approach to urban planning

    The Detroit School was created in 2012 by University of Michigan Professor Margaret Dewar and three PhD students in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, who wanted to view urban planning through the lens of shrinking populations. 

  8. Emergency demolitions in Detroit: Low risk of asbestos exposure

    While further research is needed, the U-M experts believe their findings—published in Science of The Total Environment—could provide evidence for the Environmental Protection Agency to ease some of the costly abatement burden for demolitions for cities around the country.

  9. Q&A: Alexa Eisenberg focuses on making housing policy better

    “Perhaps more importantly, health and housing work in Detroit is ultimately racial justice work. I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, and what I do is motivated by the overt and disturbing inequities that exist in the Detroit metropolitan region… I hope that my work can bring some material benefit to the people of Detroit.”
    ~ Alexa Eisenberg