Michael Swain


Bachelor of Public Affairs, Public Policy and Analysis, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Master of Public Health, Health Policy, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Hometown: Flint, MI
Research Interests: Chronic disease, food access and security, and the role of policies and systems in the prevention of disease.
Long-term career goals: To effectively communicate and translate epidemiological findings into policies that prevent disease and to also conduct research that transcends academic disciplines.
What philosophy guides your education? “There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” – Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot
Date Accomplishments
November 2017 Workshop presented at 2017 National Summit to End Hunger in November in Tampa, FL: Shelnutt KP, Swain M and Glatting C. “Levering Partnerships to Improve Food Access and Prevent Chronic Disease Through Policy, Systems and Environmental Change.”
Abstract selected for poster presentation at the 18th Annual AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference in February 2018 in Washington, D.C: Swain, M​ and Kasiborski N. “Improving Behavioral Health Care Access through a Local Health Department Model in Schools”​