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Kimberly Campbell-Voytal, Ph.D.
Director, MPH Program
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Population Health Sciences
(313) 577-9454

Dr. Campbell-Voytal is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences and also serves as the Director of the MPH Program. As a medical anthropologist and an advanced practice nurse, her research emphasis is in the area of chronic disease prevention and health promotion. Her research focuses on diabetes prevention and obesity risk reduction in ethnically diverse communities. She is also engaged in primary care practice-based research and clinical research improvement in settings serving diverse populations. Dr. Voytal teaches a required core course in the MPH curriculum, FPH 7320 Social Basis of Health.


Courses Taught over the Last 2 Years

FPH 7320 Social Basis of Health and Health Care

Recent Honors & Awards

2016 Outstanding Leadership in MPH Program Assessment
(for formalizing a process of program quality monitoring of student competency attainment)
Department of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences

2013 ‘Research Accelerator’ Award
(for progress in research development)
Department of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine

2012 Research Fellowship, Grant Generating Project
12-month Fellowship in Family Medicine research
North American Primary Care Research Group/Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

2006, 2011 School of Medicine, College Teaching Award

2010 Department of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences Teaching Award


Dr. Campbell-Voytal's publications and current grants coming soon.

  • Prevention- obesity; diabetes; lifestyle management
  • Community engagement- research capacity-building; lay health workers
  • Bio-Behavioral interactions in obesity
  • Translational research- clinical best practices; community prevention
  • Practice-Based Research Networks and practice improvement
Education Training


PhD, 1998, Anthropology (Medical), Wayne State University,

MSN, 1983, Adult Health (Chronic Disease), Curriculum & Assessment (minor), Wayne State University

RN, 1978, Grace Hospital School of Nursing, Detroit, MI

BS, 1975, Unified Science, Chemistry/Mathematics, Wayne State University


Board of Nursing, Registered Nurse (2011-current)

Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor (Research-Educator), 2006-present
Department of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences
Wayne State University, School of Medicine

Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, 1999-2006
Wayne State University, School of Medicine

Associate Professor
Master of Science in Nursing Program, 1996-1999
School of Nursing and Health
Madonna University, Livonia, MI

Professional Appointments
Director, Master of Public Health Program, 2013-present
Director (Interim), Bachelor of Science in Public Health,   2016-present
Graduate Program Officer, Master of Public Health Program,  2011-2013

RN-BSN Degree Completion Coordinator, School of Nursing & Health
Madonna University, 1993-1999

Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Madonna University, 1991-1999