Leseliey  Welch

Leseliey Welch

Senior Lecturer, Public Health



 Leseliey R. Welch
Sociology/Public Health
3238 Faculty Administration Building
656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202

Social media

Twitter: @leseliey

Linkedin: /lrwelch

Leseliey Welch


  • MBA, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 2012
  • MPH, Health Behavior & Health Education w/ Certificate in Women's and Reproductive Health, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 2004
  • Honors BA, Women's Studies, University of Michigan, 2000

Currently teaching

  •  PH 2100 Introduction to Public Health

  •  PH 3100 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health 

Courses taught

FPH 7990: Public Health Leadership 

PH 4100 Public Health Principals and Practice

Other qualifications directly relevant to courses taught

Leseliey Rose Welch, MPH, MBA, has over a decade of progressive leadership experience in public health, serving as a leader, administrator, strategist, and consultant in state, city, and national nonprofit health organizations. Her experience includes serving as executive director of Birthing Project USA (BPUSA), a grassroots maternal-child health movement working to improve women’s well-being and birth outcomes; serving as Deputy Director of Public Health for the City of Detroit, where she led the operational reconstitution of the post-bankruptcy health department and started SisterFriends Detroit; and providing concept development and community engagement consulting in the development of Corktown Health Center, southeast Michigan’s first comprehensive LGBT health center. 

On faculty in Public Health at Wayne State University and lecturing in Women’s Studies at University of Michigan, her teaching and research interests include human rights, community engagement, solidarity and health; race, gender, sexuality, and health; and gender, diversity and leadership.