Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D.

Debra Furr-Holden, PhD

C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, Division of Public Health, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine

Dr. Furr-Holden is a C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health and the Interim Director at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Division of Public Health. She is also the Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities-funded Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions. Dr. Furr-Holden is an epidemiologist with expertise in addiction epidemiology, prevention science, behavioral health equity research, interventions and policy. In the past decade, Dr. Furr-Holden’s research has focused on developing environmental strategies, and structural and policy interventions to promote behavioral health and health equity. Dr. Furr-Holden’s community-based, action-oriented research has been well received by community stakeholders in Flint, MI, who are exploring policy interventions to help address some of Flint’s behavioral health challenges, including the opioid epidemic.