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Richard Sadler, PhD

Assistant Professor, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Flint

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Dr. Sadler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine who engages in Flint public health research through the MSU College of Human Medicine’s Division of Public Health. He is a Flint native and urban geographer with expertise in environmental science, GIS, food systems planning, and land use policy in legacy cities.

Research Interests

Dr. Sadler’s research is aimed at strengthening the understanding between the built environment and health behaviors/outcomes, with the goal of shaping land use policy to build healthier cities. His work is integrated with community organizations, and uses qualitative and spatial analysis to address disparities in the social determinants of health.

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