Mona Hanna-Attisha

Mona Hanna-Attisha

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is a professor of public health and associate professor of pediatrics and human development at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine. She is the founder and director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program in Flint, Michigan. A pediatrician, scientist, activist and author, Dr. Hanna-Attisha has testified three times before the United States Congress, awarded the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America, named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, and most recently recognized as one of USA Today’s Women of the Century for her role in uncovering the Flint water crisis and leading recovery efforts. She is the founding donor of the Flint Child Health and Development Fund ( A COVID-19 survivor, Dr. Hanna-Attisha has donated her convalescent plasma three times while continuing to advocate for health and racial equity.


If I have allergies, should I get the coronavirus vaccine? An expert answers this and other questions

By: - December 27, 2020

Editor’s Note: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a public health pediatrician whose research exposed the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, answers questions about the vaccine and allergies, and when kids might be able to get the vaccine. If I have allergies, should I still get the vaccine? If you have a history of allergies to food, pets, insects […]