Research Team

boultonMatthew L. Boulton, MD, MPH
Center Director

Dr. Boulton is an active public health workforce researcher and serves as Director of the University of Michigan Center of Excellence in Public Health Workforce Studies. He is Professor of Epidemiology, Health Management and Policy, and Preventive Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Professor of Internal Medicine in the Infectious Disease Division at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He currently serves as the first Senior Associate Dean for Global Public Health at the School of Public Health and Director, Office of Global Public Health, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Before coming to the University of Michigan, Dr. Boulton worked for many years in public health practice first as a local health department Medical Director and later as the governor's Chief Medical Executive and State Epidemiologist where he was the lead physician/epidemiologist at the state health department with oversight responsibility for all state communicable disease surveillance and control, immunization programs, environmental health, vital records and health statistics, Medicaid, substance abuse, mental health, and services to the aging. Dr. Boulton's research interests are in global public health especially in China and India, infectious disease epidemiology, vaccine preventable diseases and immunization coverage, immunization information systems, public health practice, and the public health workforce.


beckAngela Beck, PhD, MPH
Associate Director

Dr. Beck is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. With a background is in health behavior and public health services and systems research, she serves as Associate Director of the Center of Excellence in Public Health Workforce Studies and Managing Editor of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Beck has over a decade of experience working with public health workforce development initiatives. She is a former Public Health Fellow for the Health Resources and Services Administration, where she worked with the national network of public health training centers. Upon joining the University of Michigan School of Public Health staff in 2005, she managed the Preventive Medicine Residency, Center for Public Health Preparedness, and China Scholar Exchange Program, among other activities in the Office of Public Health Practice. Her research interests include workforce planning, organizational performance, and delivery of public health and behavioral health services to the population.


Jessie Buche, MPH, MA
Program Manager

Jessie is a 2012 graduate of University of Michigan School of Public Health and School of Education where she applied her dual degrees to study the way schools can help decrease health and education disparities by building sustainable, empowered communities. She has gained public health and education experience as a teacher, community health educator, advocate, and program evaluation manager in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Ann Arbor, Detroit, and New York City. Her research interests include obesity prevention, food justice, and addressing chronic disease and mental health inequities in underserved communities.