Wayne McCullough, PhD

Wayne  McCullough, PhD
  • Director, Master of Public Health Program
  • Interim Director, Division of Public Health
  • Division of Public Health
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine


Wayne McCullough, PhD, is the Interim Director of the Division of Public Health, the Director of the Master of Public Health Program, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He has administrative responsibility for all the activities of the DPH, which includes the core research faculty and staff, the MSU-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, and the Master of Public Health degree program. Prior to joining MSU and teaching in the MPH program, he was Managing Director, Office for Health Equity and Inclusion for University of Michigan Health System (UMHS). He also co-directed Society 2030, a business-academic consortium focused on identifying societal issues for the upcoming decades, for the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. 

In addition to directing DPH, McCullough is the co-investigator on the Research to Reduce Disparities in Disease (R2D2) NIH grant which trains CHM students to conduct mentored research through their medical education. He also conducts research on men’s health issues—especially those of black men—centered on mental health, depression, diabetes and CVD. Further research interests include identifying and resolving health and health delivery disparities for underserved populations and driving these research findings into experienced community benefits. He is widely published in academic and scholarly publications including the Journal of the National Medical Association, Health Equity, and Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research.

Over his career, Wayne has taught psychology, marketing, and public health courses in a number of universities at the undergraduate and graduate level. While at MSU, he has taught Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health and the Capstone course for students in the MPH program. As Director of MPH, he is currently leading the program through its self-study for the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) accreditation process.


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