At the University of Michigan School of Public Health, more than 200 professors and research scientists teach tomorrow’s public health leaders and perform cutting-edge research that helps advance the field of public health. Many faculty members are leading experts in their fields who consult with governments, communities, and nongovernmental organizations.

Meet Our Faculty


Health Management and Policy Faculty

Department Chair

Denise Anthony Denise L. Anthony, PhD, MA
  • Rubin Chair of Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Sociology
  • Professor, School of Information

Areas of Expertise
Health Care, Health Informatics, Health Policy

Department Associate Chair

David Hutton David W. Hutton, PhD
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
  • Professor, Global Public Health, School of Public Health
  • Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy, Modeling

Edward Norton Edward C Norton, PhD
  • UnitedHealthcare Professor of Health Care Management
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Economics

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Health Care, Health Economics

Core Faculty

Denise Anthony Denise L. Anthony, PhD, MA
  • Rubin Chair of Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Sociology
  • Professor, School of Information

Areas of Expertise
Health Care, Health Informatics, Health Policy

Melissa Creary Melissa Creary, PhD, MPH
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Assistant Professor of Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, Global Public Health, Health Equity, Health Policy, Racism

Kyle Grazier Kyle Lynn Grazier, DrPH, MPH, MS
  • Richard Carl Jelinek Professor of Health Services Management and Policy
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Psychiatry

Areas of Expertise
Health Care, Health Equity, Health Policy, Mental Health

Scott Greer Scott L. Greer, PhD
  • Professor Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Global Public Health
  • Professor (by courtesy), Political Science

Areas of Expertise
Aging, COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Policy

Richard Hirth Richard A. Hirth, PhD
  • S.J. Axelrod Collegiate Professor of Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Associate Director, Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center

Areas of Expertise
Health Economics, Health Insurance

David Hutton David W. Hutton, PhD
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
  • Professor, Global Public Health, School of Public Health
  • Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy, Modeling

Holly Jarman Holly Jarman, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Associate Professor of Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy

Rahul Ladhania Rahul Ladhania, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Health Informatics
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Clinical Trials

Thuy Le Thuy Le, PhD
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Health Policy, Tobacco

Elisa Maffioli Elisa Maffioli, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Assistant Professor of Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Health Economics

Jeffrey McCullough Jeffrey McCullough, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy
David Mendez David Mendez, PhD
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Tobacco

Thuy Nguyen Thuy Dieu Nguyen, PhD, MPA
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Health Equity, Health Policy, Opioids, Substance Use

Edward Norton Edward C Norton, PhD
  • UnitedHealthcare Professor of Health Care Management
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Economics

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Health Care, Health Economics

Lisa Prosser Lisa A. Prosser, PhD, MS
  • Marilyn Fisher Blanch Research Professor, Pediatrics
  • Associate Vice President, Research - Health Sciences, University of Michigan Office of Research

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Health Policy

Simone Rauscher Singh Simone R. Rauscher Singh, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Care, Health Policy

Michael Rubyan Michael A. Rubyan, PhD, MPH
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, Health Communication, Health Equity, Health Informatics, Health Policy, Urban Health

Shawna Smith Shawna Smith, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Care

April Zeoli April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Policy Core Director, Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

Areas of Expertise
Firearm Injury Prevention, Health Policy

Faculty with Joint Appointments

John Ayanian John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP
  • Alice Hamilton Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Policy

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Cancer, Chronic Disease, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Insurance, Health Policy

Mark Bicket Mark C. Bicket, MD, PhD, FASA
  • Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
  • Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Health Care, Health Policy, Opioids, Substance Use, Women’s Health

John Billi John E. Billi, MD
  • Medical Director, Collaborative Quality Initiatives
  • Professor, Internal Medicine and Learning Health Sciences, Medical School
  • Professor of Health Management and Policy
Tom Buchmueller Tom Buchmueller, PhD
  • Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance
  • Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Insurance, Health Policy, LGBT Health, Mental Health, Substance Use

HwaJung Choi HwaJung Choi, PhD
  • Research Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Research Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Brain Disorders, COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Policy

Kao-Ping Chua Kao-Ping Chua, PhD, MD
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy

Amy Cohn Amy Cohn, PhD
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
  • Associate Director, Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety
Justin Dimick Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Frederick A. Coller Distinguished Professor of Surgery
  • Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan
Kim Eagle Kim Eagle, MD
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine
Mark Fendrick Mark Fendrick, MD
  • Professor, Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Director, University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design

Areas of Expertise
Health Insurance

Gary Freed Gary L. Freed, MD, MPH
  • Percy and Mary Murphy Professor of PediatricsProfessor, Health Management and Policy
  • Director of Faculty Programs, Office of Health Equity and Inclusion
  • Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Government Relations

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Policy, Public Health Practice

Charles Friedman Charles P. Friedman, PhD
  • Josiah Macy Jr. Professor of Medical EducationChair, Department of Learning Health Sciences, Medical School
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Informatics

Christopher Friese Christopher R. Friese, RN, PhD
  • Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor of Nursing
  • Professor, Nursing
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Health Care, Health Policy

Susan Goold Susan Dorr Goold, MD, MHSA, MA
  • Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Equity, Health Policy

Carmen Green Carmen R. Green, MD
  • Professor, Anesthesiology
  • Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
Jennifer Griggs Jennifer J. Griggs, MD, MPH
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology Division
  • Affiliate, National Center for Poverty, Ford School of Public Policy
Sarah Hawley Sarah T. Hawley, PhD, MPH
  • Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education

Areas of Expertise
Health Care, Health Policy

Rodney Hayward Rodney A. Hayward, MD
  • Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Director, National Clinician Scholars Program

Areas of Expertise
Health Care

John Hollingsworth John M. Hollingsworth, MD, MS
  • Professor of Urology, Medical School
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Medical Director of Clinical Quality, Quality Department of the University of Michigan Health System
Joel Howell Joel Howell, PhD, MD
  • Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Professor, History
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy

Steven Katz Steven Katz, MD, MPH
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine
Anna Kirkland Anna R. Kirkland, PhD, JD
  • Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women's Studies
  • Director, Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG)
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
Joseph Kolars Joseph C. Kolars, MD, MACP
  • Director, University of Michigan Center for Global Health Equity
  • Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Medicine
  • Josiah Macy, Jr., Professor of Health Professions Education

Areas of Expertise
Health Care, Health Equity

Jeffrey Kullgren Jeffrey T. Kullgren, MD, MS, MPH
  • Research Scientist, VA Center for Clinical
  • Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  • Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy
Kenneth Langa Kenneth M. Langa, PhD, MD
  • Cyrus Sturgis Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Research Scientist, VA Center for Clinical Management Research
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
Paula Lantz Paula Lantz, PhD
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy
  • Professor, Public Policy
Helen Levy Helen Levy, PhD
  • Research Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Research Professor, Institute for Social Research
  • Research Professor, Ford School of Public Policy
Preeti Malani headshot Preeti Malani, MD, MS, MSJ

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Infectious Disease

Howard Markel Howard Markel, PhD, MD
  • George E. Wantz, M.D. Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine
  • Director, Center for the History of Medicine
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
Laurence McMahon Jr. Laurence F. McMahon Jr., MD, MPH
  • Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Chief, Division of General Medicine
Joseph Messana Joseph M. Messana, MD
  • Professor, Nephrology, Internal Medicine
  • Research Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
Sarah Miller Headshot Sarah Miller, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Assistant Professor, Business Economics and Public Policy, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Areas of Expertise
Health Economics, Health Policy

Cheryl Moyer headshot Cheryl A. Moyer, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sagar Parikh Sagar V. Parikh, MD
  • Adjunct Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
Jodyn Platt Jodyn Platt, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Learning Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Informatics, Health Policy, Precision Health

Christopher Sonnenday Christopher J. Sonnenday, MD, MHS
  • Assistant Professor, Surgery
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy
Michael Thompson Michael Thompson, PhD, MPH
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
  • Assistant Professor, Cardiac Surgery
  • Director of Analytic Strategy, Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy
  • Co-Director, Michigan Value Collaborative

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, Health Care, Health Informatics, Health Policy

Megan Threats headshot Megan Threats, PhD, MS
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information
Olga Yakusheva Olga Yakusheva, PhD, MSE
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Systems Populations and Leadership, School of Nursing

Areas of Expertise
Health Care, Health Policy, Precision Health

Kara Zivin Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA
  • Marcia A. Valenstein, MD Collegiate Professor, Psychiatry
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Research Career Scientist, Center for Clinical Management
  • Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy, Maternal Health, Mental Health, Reproductive Health, Substance Use, Women’s Health

Lecturers

Matthew Comstock Matthew C. Comstock, MBA, MHSA
  • Lecturer, Health Management and Policy
  • Executive Director for Administration and Chief
  • Operating Officer, University of Michigan Medical School
Victoria Convertino Victoria L. Convertino, JD
  • Lecturer, Public Health Law

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Environmental Health, Health Equity, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Maternal Health, Public Health Practice, Reproductive Health, Substance Use, Women’s Health

Clifford Douglas Clifford E. Douglas, JD
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Theodore Hanss Theodore A. Hanss, MA, MBA
  • Lecturer, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Global Public Health

Jay Hess Jay Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA
  • Adjunct Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
Joseph Horton Joseph R. Horton, MHA, FACHE
  • Adjunct Faculty, Health Management and Policy
Michael Joseph Michael A. Joseph, PhD, MPH
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
  • Vice Dean, School of Public Health, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Maulik Joshi Maulik S. Joshi, DrPH
  • Adjunct Professor, Health Management and Policy
Sheela Kennedy Sheela Kennedy, PhD
  • Research Assistant Professor, Health Management & Policy
Catherine Killaly Catherine L. Killaly, MHSA
  • Lecturer, Health Management and Policy
Christine La Jeunesse Christine M. La Jeunesse, MHSA
  • Lecturer, Health Management and Policy
  • Administrative Director, Congenital Heart Center, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Diane Marriott Diane B. Marriott, DrPH
  • Adjunct Faculty, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
  • Director, Multipayer Initiatives, University of Michigan
Christine Stead Christine Stead, MHSA
  • CEO, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
  • Adjunct Faculty, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Policy, Nutrition, Public Health Practice, Women’s Health

Marianne Udow-Phillips Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA
  • Lecturer, Health Policy and Management
  • Senior Advisor, Center for Health and Research Transformation

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Health Care, Health Policy, Substance Use

Seth Wolk Seth W. Wolk, MD, MHSA
  • Adjunct Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Care

Adjunct Faculty

Colvard Cachet Cachet Colvard, MBA, MHSA
  • Adjunct Faculty, Health Mangement and Policy
Matthew Comstock Matthew C. Comstock, MBA, MHSA
  • Lecturer, Health Management and Policy
  • Executive Director for Administration and Chief
  • Operating Officer, University of Michigan Medical School
Victoria Convertino Victoria L. Convertino, JD
  • Lecturer, Public Health Law

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Environmental Health, Health Equity, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Maternal Health, Public Health Practice, Reproductive Health, Substance Use, Women’s Health

Clifford Douglas Clifford E. Douglas, JD
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Michelle Falkenbach headshot Michelle Falkenbach, PhD, MA
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy, Public Health Practice

Theodore Hanss Theodore A. Hanss, MA, MBA
  • Lecturer, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Global Public Health

Joseph Horton Joseph R. Horton, MHA, FACHE
  • Adjunct Faculty, Health Management and Policy
Michael Joseph Michael A. Joseph, PhD, MPH
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
  • Vice Dean, School of Public Health, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Maulik Joshi Maulik S. Joshi, DrPH
  • Adjunct Professor, Health Management and Policy
Khaldun Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM
  • Adjunct Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer, CVS Health
  • Appointee, Biden-Harris Administration COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Child Health, COVID-19, Health Equity, Health Policy

Catherine Killaly Catherine L. Killaly, MHSA
  • Lecturer, Health Management and Policy
Diane Marriott Diane B. Marriott, DrPH
  • Adjunct Faculty, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
  • Director, Multipayer Initiatives, University of Michigan
Andrew Ryan Andrew Ryan, PhD
  • Adjunct Faculty, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy

Christine Stead Christine Stead, MHSA
  • CEO, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
  • Adjunct Faculty, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Policy, Nutrition, Public Health Practice, Women’s Health

Brad Stulberg Brad Stulberg, MHSA
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Author

Areas of Expertise
Mental Health

Marianne Udow-Phillips Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA
  • Lecturer, Health Policy and Management
  • Senior Advisor, Center for Health and Research Transformation

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Health Care, Health Policy, Substance Use

Julia Wolfson Julia A. Wolfson, PhD, MPP
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy

Seth Wolk Seth W. Wolk, MD, MHSA
  • Adjunct Professor, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Care

Emeritus Faculty

Jeffrey Alexander Jeffrey A. Alexander, PhD
  • Professor, Emeritus

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy

Rashid Bashshur Rashid L. Bashshur, PhD
  • Professor Emeritus, Health Management and Policy
  • Executive Director, UMHS eHealth Center

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy

Brant Fries Brant E. Fries, PhD, LLD (hc)
  • Professor Emeritus, Health Management and Policy
  • Research Professor Emeritus, Institute of Gerontology

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Child Health, COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Policy, Mental Health

John Griffith John R. Griffith, MBA
  • Andrew Pattullo Collegiate Professor, Health Management and Policy (Emeritus)

Areas of Expertise
Health Care, Health Policy

Peter Jacobson Peter D. Jacobson, JD, MPH
  • Professor Emeritus, Health Law and Policy
  • Co-Director, Mid-States Region, Network for Public Health Law
Jersey Liang Jersey Liang, PhD
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Global Public Health
  • Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology
Richard Lichtenstein Richard L. Lichtenstein, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor Emeritus, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Care, Health Equity, Health Policy, Urban Health

Catherine McLaughlin Catherine G. McLaughlin, PhD
  • Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Senior Fellow and Director - Ann Arbor Office, Mathematica Policy Research

Areas of Expertise
Health Insurance

Dean Smith Dean G. Smith, PhD
  • Professor Emeritus, Health Management and Policy
  • Dean and Richard A. Culbertson Professor of Health Policy and Systems Management at the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Health Care, Public Health Practice

J. Thomas J. William Thomas, PhD, MBA
  • Professor Emeritus

Areas of Expertise
Health Care

Kenneth Warner Kenneth E. Warner, PhD
  • Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Public Health
  • Dean Emeritus, School of Public Health
  • Professor Emeritus, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Global Public Health, Health Policy, Substance Use, Tobacco

William Weissert William G. Weissert, PhD
  • Professor Emeritus, Health Management and Policy

Areas of Expertise
Health Policy

Jack Wheeler Jack Wheeler, PhD
  • Professor Emeritus, Health Management and Policy
  • Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
  • Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research