Michael Swain

Michael Swain

Part-Time Faculty



 Public Health

Michael Swain

Mike Swain is an epidemiologist at the Oakland County Health Division, specializing in environmental epidemiology and disease related to lead, Legionella, recreational water and vectors. Prior to earning graduate degrees from the University of Florida and The George Washington University, Mike received his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University. While at Wayne, courses taught by faculty in the Political Science department and Labor Studies program sparked lifelong interests in public health and labor rights. 

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  •  Environmental health

  •  Epidemiology

  •  Substance use

  •  Spatial epidemiology


  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Florida, 2022
  • MPH, Health Policy, The George Washington University, 2016
  • BPA, Public Affairs, Wayne State University, 2013

Selected publications

Milani S.A., Swain, M., Otufowora A., Cottler L.B. & Striley C.W. (2021). Willingness to Participate in Health Research Among Community-Dwelling Middle Aged and Older Adults: Does Race/Ethnicity Matter? J Racial Ethn Health Disparities, 8(3), 773-782.

Swain, M. & Israel, G.D. (2021). Evaluating the Impact of Governmental Partners on School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies: A Survey of Florida School Principals. Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 36(1). 

Striley, C.W. & Swain, M. (2019). Intervention for excessive energy drink use. J Curr Opin Psychiatry, 32(4), 288-292. 


Courses taught by Michael Swain

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022