The second day of the 2016 Michigan Nursing Summit, September 29-30, will open with a talk from Renee Branch Canady, PhD, MPA. Dr. Canady will discuss Achieving Health Equity: the Opportunity and the Mandate.
Renée Branch Canady PhD, MPA, serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI); an academic, government, and research institute that strives to maximize positive health conditions in populations and communities through collaboration, scientific inquiry, and applied expertise.
Prior to joining MPHI in 2014, Canady served as Health Officer for the Ingham County Health Department, Michigan’s first public entity local health department and federally qualified health center. In that role she provided oversight on innovative efforts such as the Ingham County Health Equity Social Justice program.
Canady has held faculty and in leadership positions within the College of Nursing and the College of Medicine, Program for Public Health at Michigan State University. Canady is a nationally recognized thought leader on health inequities, cultural competence, and social justice. She currently serves on numerous advisory boards including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) County Health Rankings Scientific Advisory Group, and the National Health Equity Index Advisory Committee.
Canady earned a PhD in Medical Sociology from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree in Public Health Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.