Maji Hailemariam Debena is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology in the College of Human Medicine. Her research interests include health disparities, mental health, underserved communities including women and justice-involved individuals. Her completed and ongoing research engagements focus on low-resource settings including those low-resource settings within a high-income country context.
Dr. Hailemariam holds a PhD in mental health epidemiology and a masters degree in social work from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Before joining the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Dr. Hailemariam completed a postdoctoral program at MSU-Flint, Division of Public Health.
Johnson’s research group
Mental health peer navigation for justice-involved
Flint Women’s Study