FAMU Alumna Appointed Expert Advisor to Michigan Mayor in Flint Water Crisis

Pamela Pugh
Posted at 3:44 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 15:44:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - One Florida A&M University alumna is making a direct difference in Flint, Mich. by assisting as an expert adviser in the Flint Water Crisis. 

FAMU alumna Pamela Pugh has been appointed chief public health advisor to Flint, Mich Mayor Karen Warren. In her position, she will provide crucial insight to the mayor on how to assist Flint residents still struggling to gain access to clean water. 

“I hope to work with the mayor to weave health into all aspects of our thinking, particularly around policy,” Pugh said. “I recognize how tremendous of an undertaking this is, and I really hope to be of service to the people of Flint. They deserve it.”

She also said her alma mater has helped prepare her for the task at hand.

“In addition to academics, FAMU was all about people and cultivating relationships,” she said. “As chief public health advisor, I will use what I learned at FAMU to rebuild the city’s relationship with the residents of Flint.”

Pugh received a Doctorate of Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from FAMU.