Faculty Profile

Paula Lantz

Paula Lantz, PhD

  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy
  • Professor, Public Policy

Paula Lantz, a social demographer, studies the role of public policy in improving population health and reducing social disparities in health. Lantz is currently engaged in research regarding the potential for and challenges associated with using social impact bonds to fund public/private partnerships aimed at improving health in low-income populations, including Medicaid beneficiaries. An elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and the National Academy of Medicine, Lantz received an MA in sociology from Washington University, St. Louis, and an MS in epidemiology and PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin.

  • PhD, Social Demography, University of Wisconsin, 1991
  • MS, Epidemiology, University of Wisconsin, 1991
  • MA, Sociology, Washington University, 1983
  • BA, Sociology/English, St. Olaf College, 1981

Email: plantz@umich.edu
Office: 734-764-8976

Weill Hall
735 South State Street #4125
Ann Arbor, MI 48109