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Inaugural Alice Hamilton Scholar named

Hurley faculty and staff were happy when MSU-CHM alumna Gurbaksh Esch MD returned to Hurley in 2021 to become the inaugural Alice Hamilton Scholar in the Pediatric Public Health Initiative operated by Michigan State University-Hurley Children's Hospital, Flint, Mich.

First-ever Alice Hamilton Scholar
Dr. Gurbaksh Esch

Working with Hurley pediatrician and public health researcher Mona Hanna-Attisha MD, Dr. Esch will conduct research in public health, precept resident physicians in the Hurley Pediatric Clinic above the Flint Farmers' Market, and study public health.

The two-year scholar program is named after Alice Hamilton (an American physician, researcher and author who made great strides in social justice), considered the mother of the field of occupational health. Alice Hamilton scholars are pediatricians who - upon acceptance as a scholar - complete public-health training, mentored research, and clinical care within the PPHI. They earn a master's degree in public health by the end of the program.

Read Dr. Esch's bio.

Read more about the Alice Hamilton Scholar program.

Read Dr. Hanna's bio.