Renee Canady

Executive Director, Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI)

Dr. Canady joined MPHI from the Ingham County Health Department, where she served as the appointed Health Officer. Previously, she served as the Department’s Deputy Health Officer for public health services. Dr. Canady is recognized nationally as a thought leader in health disparities and inequities, cultural competence, and social justice.Her career also includes serving on the faculty and in leadership positions within the College of Nursing at Michigan State University, where she developed a research trajectory in health disparities, emphasizing the social context of mental and physical illness in women. She continues to teach for MSU as an Assistant Professor in the College of Human Medicine, Program for Public Health.