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Dr. Phyllis Meadows, PhD, MSN, RN, serves as Associate Dean for Practice at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Meadows focuses her efforts on developing a comprehensive strategy for the School to improve the public health workforce and improve the effectiveness of local governmental health agencies and community health services. She has more than 25 years of experience designing community based health approaches focusing on outreach, health education, program design and evaluation.
As a faculty member of the Department of Health Management and Policy, Dr. Meadows develops and teaches courses in public health administration, leadership, public health policy and population health. She has spent a number of years in public workforce development, including the design and coordination of model training methods and content for health professionals and practitioners.
Dr. Meadows is also a Senior Fellow with the Kresge Foundation, where she advises, develops and guides the programming efforts of the health team. She is actively involved in the implementation and evaluation of several national public health initiatives designed to build local leadership and community partnerships, to address the health inequities experienced by vulnerable populations across the country.