Bianca Lawrence

Bianca Lawrence

Part-Time Faculty

Bianca Lawrence


Public Health

Bianca Lawrence is a Public Health Project Leader within the Special Projects Division of the Detroit Health Department. In this position, she is responsible for managing key components of planning, developing, and implementing projects that address important health disparities and health inequities. Bianca has worked on numerous public health projects that have ranged in focusing on health issues related to HIV/AIDS among vulnerable populations to domestic violence prevention. Her passion for health equity and the state of public health among Detroit residents led her to pursue a career at the Detroit Health Department. Before her role as Public Health Project Leader, Bianca served as the Community Health Educator for the Maternal Child Health Program focused on educating moms and families about infant safety, and as the Special Projects Liaison to the Director in which she focused on strengthening partnerships and collaborations on multiple interagency and interdepartmental projects. Since working at the department, Bianca has raised over $3 million for projects that have focused on reducing infant mortality, improving child health, and reducing unintended teen pregnancy in Detroit. She also led the establishment of a strong partnership with a national non-profit agency, Vision to Learn, and Detroit Public Schools Community District that brought vision care services to over 3,000 Detroit elementary and middle school children. Bianca thoroughly enjoys working as a public health professional and sees herself as an advocate for improving the health of Detroit residents. Bianca received both her Bachelors of Science in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science, and her Masters of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan.


  • MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2015
  • BS, Brain Behavior and Cognitive Science, 2012

Currently teaching

  • ¬†PH 3100 - Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health