Faculty and Staff
Andrew Ryan, PhD, Director
The Center for Evaluating Health Reform is directed by Dr. Andrew Ryan. Dr. Ryan is the United Healthcare Professor of Healthcare Management at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He aims to improve the quality of healthcare in the US by both identifying the incentive systems and practices that reduce costs and improve the quality of care, and identifying new models of quality improvement. More specifically, his research focuses on the evaluation of value-based purchasing programs implemented for hospitals, physicians, and Medicare Advantage plans.
U-M SPH Faculty Profile: Andrew Ryan, PhD
Thuy Nguyen, PhD, Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Nguyen is a Research Professor and health economist at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She conducts collaborative research that focuses on public insurance programs and regulations aimed at improving health system performance and reducing healthcare disparities. Her current research interests include incentive issues of medical providers, Medicaid and Medicare policies, drug policies, and incentivized medical-fraud enforcement.
U-M SPH Faculty Profile: Thuy Nguyen, PhD
Baris Gulseren, Health Policy Analyst
Baris received his Master of Science in Applied Economics from U-M in 2006, and provides analytical support to the CEHR's research projects. Before joining the University of Michigan, Baris worked as an economist at the Louisiana Department of Health, where he provided support to Louisiana Medicaid staff on analytic methods and data queries
Usha Nuliyalu, Data Analyst
Usha provides analytic support for various research projects at CEHR. She has been working as research analyst at the university since 2009. She has done data management and analysis for longitudinal studies related to substance abuse research and eating disorder research prior to joining CEHR. She has experience analyzing data from observational studies and clinical trial using SAS, Stata and SPSS. She also has experience creating Microsoft access data bases. Ms. Nuliyalu received her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in April of 2009.
Sarah Clark, Project Assistant
Sarah provides research and administrative support to CEHR. Her experience includes nearly 10 years with the Healthcare Information Management System Society (HIMSS) out of Chicago where she managed quantitative and qualitative market research engagements in healthcare IT, staff training, and quality assurance.
Nicholas Berlin, MD, MPH - IHPI National Clinician Scholar
Nick Berlin focuses on strategies to improve the delivery of value-based care, spanning the integration of implementation science into learning health systems to the design and adoption of alternative payment models. He is particularly interested in the de-implementation of low-value preoperative testing, incentive design for voluntary bundled payment models, and the role of price transparency in reducing financial toxicity for elective procedures.
IHPI Profile: Nicholas Berlin
Benjamin Cher, MS, MD Candidate
Benjamin Cher is a MD candidate at the University of Michigan Medical School. His research focuses on health policy specifically looking at programs like the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program and the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced program.
Zoey Chopra, MD/PhD Candidate
Zoey Chopra is an MD/PhD candidate in economics at the University of Michigan Medical School and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. His research looks at health economics, behavioral econoimcs, and political economy, in an effort to understand the role of information in decision-making. His clinical research explores patient and provider behaviors in the context of health outcomes as well as novel techniques for the evaluation and improvement of the status quo.
U-M Stephen M. Ross School of Business Student Profile: Zoey Chopra
Adam Markovitz, MD/PhD Candidate
Adam Markovitz is an MD/PhD candidate in health economics at the University of Michigan Medical School and School of Public Health. His research seeks to understand the effects of physician payment reform on quality of care, health disparities and long-run population health.
U-M SPH Graduate Student Profile: Adam Markovitz
Roz Murray, PhD Candidate
Roz Murray is a doctoral student in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan. Roz's research interestes include provider pricing power in commercial insurance markets, health system formation, hospital finance, and health care payment and delivery reforms. She has a broader interest in efforts to contain U.S. health care spending. Roz holds a bachelor's degree in human biology, with a concentration in health policy, from Stanford University and a master's in public policy from Georgetown University.
Anu Warrier, PhD Candidate
Anu Warrier is a doctoral student in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the Univer sity of Michigan School of Public Health, with a cognate focus in health economics. Her research interests include pay for performance programs, health equity, and Medicaid and Medicare policies. Anu received her bachelor’s degree in public policy studies from Duke University in 2017.
U-M SPH Graduate Student Profile: Anu Warrier
Roshun Sankaran, BS, MD Candidate
Roshun Sankaran is medical candidate at University of Michigan Medical School. His research focuses on health economics specifically looking at programs like the Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program and the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced program.