Melissa S. Creary

Melissa S. Creary

Melissa S. Creary is an Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her 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.


Column: Public health and systemic racism are on the ballot in prosecutor elections

By: and - July 28, 2020

The intertwined pandemics of racism and coronavirus have been deadly for Black Americans, showing clearly that our biased criminal justice system and our racial health disparities are closely connected. The latest protests sparked by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others are public displays showing that people are angered by […]