Assistant Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan

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 developing and implementing sexual and reproductive health programs for men and also as a consultant on issues related to the social determinants of health for the World Bank and U.S. Agency for International Development. Currently, his mixed-methods research focuses on the social determinants of health and health behaviors, with a particular focus on developing and evaluating interventions in poor and marginalized communities in Michigan and abroad. In the work he is initiating in Michigan, he uses a community-based participatory approach with Latino immigrants to examine how policies and discrimination contribute to poor physical and mental health outcomes. In his international work, he focuses on how gender norms - and their intersection with class and race/ethnicity - can result in men's harmful behaviors, including partner violence, sexual risk behaviors, and lack of support for family planning.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan