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.

Department Chairs

Richard Hirth
Richard A. Hirth, Ph.D. 

Daniel Lee
Associate Chair
Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, Ph.D.

Core Faculty

Denise Anthony Denise Anthony, Ph.D.
Organizations and institutions in health care delivery; health information technology; sociology of privacy; sociology of trust.

Melissa S. Creary Melissa S. Creary, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Global health (Brazil), social movements, race, culture, and citizenship, sickle cell disease.

Ebbin Dotson 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 Daniel Eisenberg, Ph.D.
Mental health services and policy; education and human capital; health behaviors; economic and policy evaluation.

Kyle Grazier Kyle L. Grazier, Dr.P.H.
Financing and delivery of mental health and addiction services; insurance and payment systems, benefits design; health care management, evaluation sciences.

Scott Greer Scott L. Greer, Ph.D.
Politics of health policymaking in developed countries.

Rebecca Haffajee Rebecca Haffajee, J.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. 
Influence of law on public health and health care delivery.

Richard Hirth Richard A. Hirth, Ph.D. 
Not-for-profit ownership, health insurance, healthcare spending, payment system design, long-term care, end-stage renal disease.

David Hutton David W. Hutton, Ph.D.
Cost-effectiveness, global health, patient decision-making, patient education, mathematical modeling, pandemic planning, hepatitis B, influenza.

Holly Jarman Holly Jarman, Ph.D.
Market regulation, tobacco control, health information exchange, global health.

Sheela Kennedy Sheela Kennedy, Ph.D.
Poverty, inequality and economic well-being over the life course; demography; the family; the transition to adulthood

Daniel Lee Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, Ph.D.

Jersey Liang Jersey Liang, Ph.D.
Comparative aging, health, and health care.

Elisa Maffioli Elisa Maffioli, Ph.D.
Development Economics, Health Economics, Political Economy.

Jeffrey McCullough, Ph.D. Jeffrey McCullough, Ph.D.
Economics of information technology and health care; Health technology markets; Industrial organization

Neil Mehta Neil K. Mehta, Ph.D., M.A., M.Sc.
Demography, epidemiology, and sociology

David Mendez David Mendez, Ph.D.
Smoking control, product and service quality on demand, policies regarding residential radon, operations research, distance learning, executive education.

Edward Norton Edward C. Norton, Ph.D.
Health economics, long-term care and aging, and econometrics.

Lisa Prosser Lisa Prosser, Ph.D.
Cost-effectiveness analysis, decision analysis, health utility measurement, conjoint analysis/discrete choice experiments, child health, vaccination programs, newborn screening.

Simone Rauscher Singh Simone Rauscher Singh, Ph.D.
Financial accounting, managerial accounting, public health finance, hospital community benefit, healthcare price transparency.

Andrew Ryan Andrew Ryan, Ph.D. 
Pay-for-performance, public quality reporting, disparities, measuring quality and cost, and health care policy analysis.

Shu-Fang Shih Shu-Fang Shih, Ph.D., M.Sc., M.B.A. 
Social determinants of health, maternal and child health, health literacy, program evaluation, digital health solutions.

Julia Wolfson Julia A. Wolfson, Ph.D., M.P.P.
Food policy; obesity and diet-related disease prevention; school and community food environments.

Faculty with Joint Appointments

John Ayanian John Z. Ayanian, M.D.

John Billi John E. Billi, M.D.

Matthew Boulton Matthew L. Boulton, M.D., M.P.H.
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 Thomas Buchmueller, Ph.D.
Economics of health insurance and related policy issues.

Amy Cohn Amy Cohn, Ph.D.

Justin Dimick Justin Dimick, M.D.

Kim Eagle Kim Eagle, M.D.

A. Fendrick 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 Freed Gary L. Freed, M.D., M.P.H.
Immunization policy, health policy and health economics for children, children's health services research.

Christopher Friese Christopher Friese, Ph.D., RN, AOCN®, FAAN
Quality of care, Health policy, Oncology nursing, Nursing workforce.

Charles Friedman 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 Goold 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 Green 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 Griggs Jennifer J. Griggs, M.D., M.P.H.
Health and health care disparities, quality of cancer care, patient-provider communication.

Sarah Hawley Sarah T. Hawley, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Decision aids, Cancer - colon, Cancer screening

Rodney Hayward Rodney A. Hayward, M.D.
Health care quality measurement and improvement, chronic disease management, determinants of provider practice patterns.

John Hollingsworth John Hollingsworth, M.S., M.D.

Joel Howell Joel D. Howell, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical technology, health policy, history of medicine.

Steven Katz Steven J. Katz, M.D., M.P.H.
Health and health care disparities, quality of cancer care, patient-provider communication.

Anna Kirkland 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 Langa Kenneth M. Langa, M.D., Ph.D.
Epidemiology and costs of chronic disease in older adults, particularly Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Paula LantzPaula 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 Helen Levy, Ph.D.
Health economics, health insurance coverage, health literacy.

Howard Markel 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 McMahon, Jr. 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.

Joseph Messana Joseph Messana, M.D.,

Sagar Parikh Sagar Parikh, M.D.,

Christopher Sonnenday 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.

Joshua Stein Joshua Stein, M.D., M.S.

Olga Yakusheva Olga Yakusheva, Ph.D., M.S.

Kara Zivin 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 Toby Citrin, J.D.
Community-based partnerships, genetics/genomics and public health, civic engagement, public health practice.

Matthew Comstock Matthew C. Comstock, M.B.A, M.H.S.A.

Terrisca Des Jardins Terrisca Des Jardins, M.H.S.A.

Clifford Douglas Clifford E. Douglas, J.D.
Tobacco, policy, law, public health policy, public health law, media, communications, advocacy, regulation.

Theodore A. Hanss Theodore A. Hanss, M.A., M.B.A.

mark herzog Mark Herzog, M.H.S.A., F.A.C.H.E.
Leadership, Organizational Culture, Governance, Improving the Value of Healthcare.

Joseph Horton Joseph R. Horton, M.H.A., F.A.C.H.E.

Michael Joseph Michael A. Joseph, Ph.D., M.P.H..

Maulik Joshi Maulik S. Joshi, Dr.P.H.
Leadership, Governance, Quality, Patient Safety, Performance Improvement, Data 

Upali Nanda Upali Nanda, Ph.D.
Human Health & Wellbeing, Sensory Design, Power of Place.

Laura Napiewocki Laura Napiewocki, J.D., M.H.S.A 

Steve NelsonSteve H. Nelson, M.B.A., M.H.S.A.

Anand Parekh Anand Parekh, M.D., M.P.H. F.A.C.P.

Mark Rosenblum 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.

Christine Stead Christine M. Stead, M.H.S.A.

Douglas (Doug) Strong Douglas (Doug) L. Strong, M.B.A. 
Director and Chief Executive Officer of Michigan Medicine

Marianne Udow-Phillips Marianne Udow-Phillips, M.H.S.A.

Seth W. Wolk Seth W. Wolk, M.D., M.H.S.A.
Retired System Chief Medical Officer Spectrum Health

Emeritus Faculty

Jeffrey Alexander 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 Bashshur Rashid L. Bashshur, Ph.D.
Telemedicine system development, implementation, and evaluation.

Eugenia Carpenter Eugenia S. Carpenter, M.P.P.
Health workforce, supply distribution and credentialing, planning, organization, and evaluation of delivery of health and human services.

Brant Fries Brant Fries, Ph.D.
Long-term care policy & regulation, including nusing homes, home care, well-elderly in the community, palliative care, & psychiatric care.

John Griffith John Griffith, M.B.A., F.A.C.H.E.
Managing acute care organizations.

Peter Jacobson 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.

Richard L. Lichtenstein 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.

Catherine McLaughlin Catherine G. McLaughlin, Ph.D.
The uninsured, managed care, market competition, and employer and employee benefit choice.

Dean Smith Dean G. Smith, Ph.D.
Health care financial management, health insurance, managed care, managerial accounting, pharmacoecomomics, outcomes research.

J. Thomas J. William (Bill) Thomas, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Risk adjustment; provider performance measurement, including quality of care, costs, and efficiency.

Gail Warden Gail Warden, M.H.A.
Practical legislative, regulatory and economic health care policy.

Kenneth Warner Kenneth E. Warner, Ph.D.
Tobacco, economics, policy, public health policy.

Jack Wheeler 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.