John Clements is an Associate Professor in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program in the Charles Stewart Mott Department of Public Health in the College of Human Medicine. He teaches the required basic biostatistics course, a selective research methods course focusing on systematic review methods, an elective applied biostatistics course, and an elective on global pandemics and public health systems that was developed at the height of the pandemic. He is the recipient of the Department’s Teaching Excellence Award (2020) and Service Award (2022). Dr. Clements is active in developing courses for two new concentrations (Data Management and Analytics, and Rural Public Health) as part of the MPH. As part of the Lilly Fellowship, his project will focus on developing student opportunities to work on projects with local public health agencies. He holds a PhD in Sociology with a specialization in Environmental Science and Policy. Dr. Clements has varied work experiences including environmental chemistry and biology, environmental project management and engineering, grant writing and management, and health services and outcomes research. Prior to coming to MSU’s MPH program, he was an assistant professor at Central Michigan University College of Medicine.
Dr. Clements’s recent research focuses on health outcomes and disparities in people with diabetes and multiple chronic conditions. He is also interested in disparities in outcomes that are related to race, as well as how rural experiences shape disease progression and access to care. Dr. Clements loves working with data, and exploring how data can be used to provide evidence to continue to advocate for restructuring systems in society that for too long have disadvantaged some groups of people.