Melissa S. Creary, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Dr. Creary is an Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She received her M.P.H. in Behavioral Science and Health Education and Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies: History, Culture, and Health both from Emory University. Creary's research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of public health, science and technology studies, and medical anthropology. She studies the social, cultural, ethical, political and historic tensions of sickle cell disease (SCD) in both the United States and Brazil. In her most recent project, she analyzed how frameworks of biology, social determinants, and policy respond to Brazilian cultural and historical ideas about race, health, identity, and legitimacy. 


Current Research Interests Include:

  • Bioethics
  • Health disparities
  • Global health (Brazil)
  • Social movements
  • Race, culture, and citizenship
  • Sickle cell disease

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Research Areas: Bioethics, Health Disparities, Global Health, Race & Ethnicity, Culture and Health,

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