Health Management & Policy Faculty Profiles
Along with providing education and training, Health Management and Policy faculty and researchers have achieved national and international reputations for excellence in their respective fields of research and expertise. Short summaries of faculty are detailed below.
Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, Ph.D.
Jane Banaszak-Holl, Ph.D.
Inter-organizational dynamics and changes in the business strategy, services and health outcomes of health care organizations.
Melissa S. Creary, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Global health (Brazil), social movements, race, culture, and citizenship, sickle cell disease.
Ebbin Dotson, Ph.D., M.H.S.A.
Organizational theory and behavior, health equity, leadership competencies, health professions pipelines, workforce diversity, predictive assessment, health literacy
Daniel Eisenberg, Ph.D.
Mental health services and policy; education and human capital; health behaviors; economic and policy evaluation.
Brant E. Fries, Ph.D.
Long-term care policy & regulation, including nursing homes, home care, well-elderly in the community, palliative care, & psychiatric care.
Kyle L. Grazier, DrPH
Financing and delivery of mental health and addiction services; insurance and payment systems, benefits design; health care management, evaluation sciences.
Scott L. Greer, Ph.D.
Politics of health policymaking in developed countries.
John R. Griffith, M.B.A., F.A.C.H.E.
Managing acute care organizations.
Rebecca Haffajee, J.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Influence of law on public health and health care delivery.
Richard A. Hirth, Ph.D.
Not-for-profit ownership, health insurance, healthcare spending, payment system design, long-term care, end-stage renal disease.
David W. Hutton, Ph.D.
Cost-effectiveness, global health, patient decision-making, patient education, mathematical modeling, pandemic planning, hepatitis B, influenza.
Holly Jarman, Ph.D.
Market regulation, tobacco control, health information exchange, global health.
Sheela Kennedy, Ph.D.
Poverty, inequality and economic well-being over the life course; demography; the family; the transition to adulthood
Jersey Liang, Ph.D.
Comparative aging, health, and health care.
Richard L. Lichtenstein, Ph.D.
Health services management and policy, racial and ethnic disparities in health, community-based participatory research, health insurance for children, effects of discrimination in access to health care.
Zoë M. McLaren, Ph.D.
Global health, development economics, and labor economics.
Jeffrey McCullough, Ph.D.
Economics of information technology and health care; Health technology markets; Industrial organization
Neil K. Mehta, Ph.D., M.A., M.Sc.
Demography, epidemiology, and sociology
David Mendez, Ph.D.
Smoking control, product and service quality on demand, policies regarding residential radon, operations research, distance learning, executive education.
Edward C. Norton, Ph.D.
Health economics, long-term care and aging, and econometrics.
Simone Rauscher Singh, Ph.D.
Financial accounting, managerial accounting, public health finance, hospital community benefit, healthcare price transparency.
Andrew Ryan, Ph.D.
Pay-for-performance, public quality reporting, disparities, measuring quality and cost, and health care policy analysis.
Gail Warden, M.H.A.
Practical legislative, regulatory and economic health care policy.
Julia A. Wolfson, PhD, MPP
Food policy; obesity and diet-related disease prevention; school and community food environments; firearm policy and gun violence prevention
Faculty with Joint AppointmentsJohn Z. Ayanian, MD
Matthew L. Boulton, MD, MPH
Global health in China and India, vaccine preventable diseases, assessing immunization coverage and barriers to vaccine uptake, immunization information systems, infectious disease epidemiology, ebola, public health workforce and capacity building
Thomas Buchmueller, Ph.D.
Economics of health insurance and related policy issues.
A. Mark Fendrick, M.D.
Value-based insurance design, outcomes research, medical innovation, technology assessment, economic evaluation, cost effectiveness analysis, health care costs, prescription drug benefit design.
Gary L. Freed, M.D., M.P.H.
Immunization policy, health policy and health economics for children, children's health services research.
Charles P. Friedman, Ph.D.
Development of health information and knowledge infrastructures at national scale, knowledge-based applications to support decisions by care providers and consumers, methods for studying the effectiveness of technologically based interventions.
Susan Dorr Goold, M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A.
Public perspectives on health and health care spending priorities, public health ethics, deliberative procedures in bioethics and health policy, physicians and stewardship, conflicts of interest in medicine and biomedical research.
Carmen R. Green, M.D.
Acute, chronic, and cancer pain; pain management outcomes; clinician variability in decision-making; age, race, gender, and class disparities in health and pain care access; assessment and treatment; health policy.
Jennifer J. Griggs, M.D., M.P.H.
Health and health care disparities, quality of cancer care, patient-provider communication.
Sarah T. Hawley, P.h.D., M.P.H.
Decision aids, Cancer - colon, Cancer screening
Rodney A. Hayward, M.D.
Health care quality measurement and improvement, chronic disease management, determinants of provider practice patterns.
Joel D. Howell, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical technology, health policy, history of medicine.
Steven J. Katz, M.D., M.P.H.
Health and health care disparities, quality of cancer care, patient-provider communication.
Anna Kirkland, Ph.D., J.D.
Law and society; law and politics of health; antidiscrimination law; gender and sexuality in contemporary U.S. law; politics of rights claiming; law and identity
Kenneth M. Langa, M.D., Ph.D.
Epidemiology and costs of chronic disease in older adults, particularly Alzheimer's and other dementias.
Paula Lantz, Ph.D.
Public health in health care reform, clinical preventive services (such as cancer screening and prenatal care), and social inequalities in health.
Helen Levy, Ph.D.
Health economics, health insurance coverage, health literacy.
Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D.
History of U.S. medicine and public health, U.S. immigration and immigrant health, and the application of historic lessons to current and future health preparedness policy
Laurence F. McMahon, Jr., M.D., M.P.H.
Evaluation of clinical practice variation, evaluation of outcomes of care, population-based clinical practice profiling, care for gastrointestinal conditions.
Lisa Prosser, Ph.D.
Cost-effectiveness analysis, decision analysis, comparative effectiveness, health utility measurement, conjoint analysis, vaccination programs, newborn screening.
Christopher J. Sonnenday, M.D., M.H.S.
Patterns of utilization and outcomes of hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation, geographic and racial disparities in the utilization of and access to solid organ transplantation, variation in the care of GI cancers, multidisciplinary treatment of hepatobiliary malignancies.
Kara Zivin, Ph.D.
Dr. Zivin’s research applies quantitative methods to mental health services and policy with a focus on predictors and consequences of depression in older adults and among Veterans.
Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty
Toby Citrin, J.D.
Community-based partnerships, genetics/genomics and public health, civic engagement, public health practice.
Clifford E. Douglas, J.D.
Tobacco, policy, law, public health policy, public health law, media, communications, advocacy, regulation.
James P. Fitzgerald, M.H.A., F.A.C.H.E.
Health care consulting, career planning, alumni relations.
Andrew Garman, Psy.D.
Leadership assessment and development, high-performance work practices.
Edward B. Goldman, J.D.
Health care law, research regulation, HIPAA privacy, legal aspects of genetics, reproductive justice.
Maulik S. Joshi, Dr. P.H.
Leadership, Governance, Quality, Patient Safety, Performance Improvement, Data
Ariel Linden, Dr.P.H.
Measurement and evaluation, quality of care initiatives, health care consulting, innovative approaches to care and reimbursement.
Mark Rosenblum, M.D.
Developing clinical care "through the patient's eyes"; the care continuum; outcomes research; the value of multi-specialty integration; health services innovation; development of clinical centers and institutes; physician leadership.
Douglas (Doug) L. Strong, M.B.A.
Director and Chief Executive Officer of Michigan Medicine
Seth W. Wolk, MD, MHSA
Senior Vice President and System Chief Medical Officer Spectrum Health
Jeffrey A. Alexander, Ph.D.
Physician-system alignment, governance of public-private community health partnerships, organization and staffing practices, and the effects of managed care.
Rashid L. Bashshur, Ph.D.
Telemedicine system development, implementation, and evaluation.
Eugenia S. Carpenter, M.P.P.
Health workforce, supply distribution and credentialing, planning, organization, and evaluation of delivery of health and human services.
Peter D. Jacobson, J.D., M.P.H.
Role of the courts in shaping health policy; public health ethics; influence of law on public health and health care delivery; ebola.
Catherine G. McLaughlin, Ph.D.
The uninsured, managed care, market competition, and employer and employee benefit choice.
Dean G. Smith, Ph.D.
Health care financial management, health insurance, managed care, managerial accounting, pharmacoecomomics, outcomes research.
J. William (Bill) Thomas, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Risk adjustment; provider performance measurement, including quality of care, costs, and efficiency.
Kenneth E. Warner, Ph.D.
Tobacco, economics, policy, public health policy.
Jack Wheeler, Ph.D.
Health care finance, health economics, health care managerial accounting, health care financing systems, children's health economics, economics of end-stage renal disease.