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Advice on how to become a critical consumer of health research
Briana Mezuk Ph.D.
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Briana Mezuk, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Co-Director of the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.