Author

Paul J. Fleming

Paul J. Fleming

Paul Fleming is an Assistant Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in Health Behavior with a graduate minor in Sociology from the University of North Carolina and his M.P.H. in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University. He has previously worked as a Community Health Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua.

COMMENTARY

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 […]

COMMENTARY

Column: Families are choosing between their health and staying together

By: and - April 9, 2019

When it was time for Ximena to go to her prenatal appointment, she decided to stay home. “I have to miss my appointments,” she told us, “because it scares me to leave, because of the fear that one day they’re going to arrest me. And what would happen to my kids?” Ximena, whose name we […]