Faculty Profile

Terrisca  Des Jardins, MHSA

Terrisca Des Jardins, MHSA

Lecturer, Health Management and Policy

Administrator, Chief Operating Officer
Physician Organization of Michigan Accountable Care Organization

2600 Green Rd, Suite 150-C
Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Terrisca Des Jardins, MHSA, has spent her 25+ year career innovating, improving health and health care, and saving dollars, through her leadership of non-profit, for-profit, governmental and philanthropic health care organizations and initiatives.

Terrisca is Administrator, Chief Operating Officer, for Physician Organization of Michigan Accountable Care Organization, and Lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Terrisca’s leadership has been recognized by The United States Surgeon General, State of Michigan Governor-appointed HIT commission, Crain’s Business Journal’s “40 Under 40,” National Kidney Foundation, National Partnership for Immunization, among others. Terrisca served as one of seven 2017 national fellows for The Leapfrog Group.

  • HMP 604

  • MHSA, University of Michigan, 2000
  • BA, Political Theory and International Relations, Michigan State University, 1996

Successful approaches and innovation in risk-based, value-based health care programs and organizations. Addressing social determinants of health in health care settings and across sectors.Creating conditions of wellness and health for communities through cross sector collaboration.

  • Des Jardins, T., Drone, S.A., Hashisaka, S., Hazzard, J., Hunt, S.B., Massey, K., Rein, A., Schachter, A., Turkse, S. (May 2016) Leveraging Health IT to Reduce Disparities in Three Underserved Beacon Communities. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27 (2): 377-385.
  • Des Jardins, T., Drone, S.A., Hashisaka, S., Hazzard, J., Hunt, S.B., Massey, K., Rein, A., Schachter, A., Turkse, S. (August 2015) Patient Engagement and Activation in Three Underserved Beacon Communities. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 26 (3): 777-783.
  • Des Jardins, Terrisca R. (2014) "The Keys to Governance and Stakeholder Engagement: The Southeast Michigan Beacon Community Case Study," eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes): Vol. 2: Iss. 3, Article 2.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13063/2327-9214.1068. Available at: http://repository.academyhealth.org/egems/vol2/iss3/2.
  • Allen, Claudia; Des Jardins, Terrisca R.; Heider, Arvela; Lyman, Kristin A.; McWilliams, Lee; Rein, Alison L.; Schachter, Abigail A.; Singh, Ranjit; Sorondo, Barbara; Topper, Joan; and Turske, Scott A. (2014) "Data Governance and Data Sharing Agreements for Community-Wide Health Information Exchange: Lessons from the Beacon Communities," eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes): Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 5. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13063/2327-9214.1057. Available at: http://repository.academyhealth.org/egems/vol2/iss1/5.
  • AllenAmy, Des JardinsTerrisca R., HeiderArvela, KangerChatrian R., LobachDavid F., McWilliamsLee, PolelloJennifer M., ReinAlison L., SchachterAbigail A., SinghRanjit, SorondoBarbara, TulikangasMegan C., and TurskeScott A.. Population Health Management. Making It Local: Beacon Communities Use Health Information Technology to Optimize Care Management.  doi:10.1089/pop.2013.0084. Online 1/29/14.
  • Buis, L.R., Hirzel, L., Turske, S.A., Des Jardins, T.R., Yarandi, H., Bondurant, P. (2013). Use of a Text Message Program to Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk Awareness and Promote Health Behavior Change (Part I): Assessment of Participation Reach and Adoption. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15 (12):e281.
  • Buis, L.R., Hirzel, L., Turske, S.A., Des Jardins, T.R., Yarandi, H., Bondurant, P. (2013). Use of a Text Message Program to Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk Awareness and Promote Health Behavior Change (Part II): Assessment of Participants’ Perceptions and Efficacy. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15 (12):e282.
  • Abebe, N. A., Capozza, K. L., Des Jardins, T. R., Kulick, D. A., Rein, A. L., Schachter, A. A., Turske, S. A. (2013). Considerations for Community-Based mHealth Initiatives: Insights from Three Beacon Communities. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 12 (10), 1-15.