Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Department of Family Medicine

Judy Arnetz, PhD, MPH, PT, is a professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Smith College and her PT, BS in Ergonomics, MPH, and PhD degrees from Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Dr. Arnetz joined Michigan State University in September of 2015 after 10 years on the faculty of Wayne State University’s Department of Family Medicine. Her research focuses on how the health and safety of healthcare workers impacts the quality of patient care. She has conducted numerous studies on workplace violence towards healthcare workers, including several large-scale intervention studies in both hospitals and long-term care facilities. Dr. Arnetz also studies the effects of patient-centered care on the work situation of physicians and nurses, as well as on treatment outcomes.


Areas of Research:

  • Myocardial infarction and chronic disorders,
  • including rheumatic diseases,
  • diabetes,
  • and mental health conditions associated with interpersonal violence and trauma.
Professor; Associate Chair for Research, Director of Faculty Development in Research
Family Medicine
P: 517-884-0436
788 Service Rd.
B103 Clinical Center
East Lansing, MI 48824



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