Characterizing Housing, Alcohol, and Racial Disparities (CHARD) Grant in Flint, Michigan
Rick Sadler, Alan Harris, and Zac Buchalski all work at Michigan State University's Division of Public Health. A geographer, environmental scientist, and statistician by training, they work together on a variety of projects related to health equity and social justice, including environmental disorder, racist housing practices, alcohol outlet exposure, food access, and opioid overdose clustering. Rick is an Assistant Professor, director of the Methodology Core of the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions, and PI of the NIAAA grant entitled 'Characterizing Housing, Alcohol, and Racial Disparities'. Alan and Zac are the GIS and Data Analysts supporting these projects, respectively.
Engaging Youth Effectively
"Susan Pulaski is a Community Health Supervisor for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan and also the Project Coordinator for the SAFE in Northern Michigan coalition. Susan has a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University and is also a Certified Prevention Consultant. Susan has been doing substance use prevention for 29 years. Susan has been part of SAFE in NM since its establishment in 2007. Nichole Flickema is a Community Health Coordinator for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. Nichole has been with the HDNW since February of 2013, working in substance use prevention for the past five years in both individual and environmental change strategies. Nichole is a Certified Health Education Specialist and is also a graduate of CADCA’s National Coalition Institute. "Susan Pulaski and Nicole Flickema
Connection Between Alcohol and Health Disparities
"William-William Marshall is the Epidemiologist of Health Disparities at the Michigan Department of Heath and Human Services. He specializes in the study of health and equity of marginalized communities and disparate conditions of racial ethnic health in the State of Michigan. Patrick- Patrick Hindman is the current alcohol epidemiologist for the State of Michigan. He has been in this position for nearly four years. Prior to his current work, Patrick spent two years as an epidemiologist for the State of Arizona, specializing in sexually transmitted infections, and 10 years as a restaurant manager. Patrick earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Western Michigan University in 2009, and a Master of Public Health degree from Michigan State University in 2014." Pat Hindman and William Marshall The Connection between Alcohol and Health Disparities
Creating Partnership That Works
Jessica Riley is the Traffic Records Program Coordinator for the Office of Highway Safety Planning, where she manages traffic data requests, 5 million dollars in federal grants and works with other traffic safety partners to make Michigan roadways safer. Jessica has worked for the State of Michigan for 10 years and brings a diverse background of experience into her current position including social work, fiscal business analyst, data warehouse coordinator and a field agent before landing in her role at the Michigan State Police. Patrick Bowman is a statistician working for the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). He works on data best practices and performs data analysis for state and national transportation studies for the Center for the Management of Information for Safe and Sustainable Transportation (CMISST). Mr. Bowman is a consultant for the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning and works on Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, which presents detailed information on Michigan’s year-end crash data."
Engaging The Community With Social & Mobile Media
"Jennifer Sulik has spent her entire career at the forefront of media evolution. She was pioneering digital and social campaigns when most in this industry were trying to understand the concept and integration. Her love for serving the community, enhancing corporate brands and missions and desire to create meaningful campaigns have landed her in the driver’s seat of the world’s most high-profile media outlets and non-profit organizations. “Being an expert in an industry comes from true collaboration with talent with a multitude of backgrounds, both social and professional,” Sulik has said on many occasions. “It’s not about knowing it all, it’s really about listening, understanding and executing a vision with proven results that trigger a positive emotional response from the audience.” As the Founder and CEO of one of the nation’s leading digital media agencies, Go Media, Sulik refined her talent by spending over two decades leading and learning from pioneers in the industry. Sulik has served as the Digital Media Director of WXYZ-TV, a Scripps Company based in Detroit. Sulik returned back to her hometown after spending five years in San Francisco, where she lead multi-million dollar campaigns in San Francisco, working for Clear Channel Radio, now known as I Heart Media and as Director of Global Strategies for UBM Tech, leading Game Developers Conference online network, Gamastura. Sulik, a devoted mom to two pre-teen daughters who love to volunteer in the community as a family. She recently added a furry family member to her tribe, a Goldendoodle named Doug. " Jen Sulik and Jeff Griffith