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'What the Eyes Don't See'

Seminar by Doctor Who Exposed Flint Water Crisis

Dr. Hanna-Attisha
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, whose research exposed the lead water crisis in Flint, Mich., will be the NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker on Mar. 19.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician and scientist whose research exposed the lead water crisis in Flint, Mich., will be the next guest speaker in the NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series. Her talk, “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance and Hope in an American City,” will be held on Thursday, Mar. 19 at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the science and continuing story of social justice behind one of the worst public health emergencies in the U.S. 

Hanna-Attisha is an associate professor of pediatrics and human development and C. S. Mott endowed professor of public health at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She also is founder and director of the MSU-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program established to address the Flint water crisis. 

In 2016, she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for her role in bringing awareness to the crisis in Flint and leading the recovery efforts. 

This free event is open without prior registration to all NIH staff and the public and will be webcast at For details, visit

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