Current H.S.O.P Student Profiles

Leah AbramsLeah Abrams
Cognate: Sociology/Organizational Studies
Contact info: lrabrams@umich.edu


(not pictured)Emily Arntson
Cognate: Economics
Research Interests: Healthcare Quality, Payment Reform, Access, Medicaid.
Contact info: earntson@umich.edu


Anton AvancenaAnton Avancena
Cognate: Operations Research/Decision Science
Research Interests: Optimal Resource Allocation, Health System Efficiency, Health Equity, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Global Health Policy.
Contact info: antonlv@umich.edu


(not pictured)Maria Carabello
Cognate: Sociology/Organizational Studies
Research Interests: Food Choices and Behaviors, Social Determinants of Health, Immigrant and Minority Health Disparities, Obesity and Diet-Related Diseases, Population Health, Mixed Methods.
Contact info: mcarabel@umich.edu


(not pictured)Huey-Fen Chen
Cognate: Operations Research/Decision Science
Research Interests: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Health Technology Assessment, Medical Decision Making, Vaccination Policy.
Contact info: hfenchen@umich.edu


Betsy Querna CliffBetsy Querna Cliff
Cognate: Economics
Research Interests: Insurance Benefit Design, Price Transparency, Consumer Decision Making.
Contact info: bqcliff@umich.edu


Dori CrossDori Cross
Cognate: Organizational Studies
Research Interests: Provider Use of Health Information Technology, Health Information Exchange, Care Coordination and Care Transitions for Complex Patient Populations, Team-Based Care, Implementation Science.
Contact info: dacross@umich.edu


Tran DoanTran T. Doan
Cognate: Operations Research/Decision Science
Research Interests: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Decisions Science, Health Disparities, Minority Health, Social Determinants of Health and Data Visualization.
Contact info: trandoan@umich.edu


(not pictured)Heather Elliott
Cognate: Political Science
Contact info: hautumnk@umich.edu


Michelle FalkenbachMichelle Falkenbach
Cognate: Political Science
Research Interests: Europe, Health Policies, Partisanship, Health Systems and Mental Health.
Contact info: michfalk@umich.edu


(not pictured)Jason Gibbons
Cognate: Economics
Research Interests: Pharmaceuticals, Mental Health, Industrial Organization, Data Science.
Contact info: jbgib@umich.edu


Alana GuineyAlana Guiney
Cognate: Operations Research/Decision Science
Research Interests: Discrete Event Simulation, Agent Based Modeling, Complex Systems, Cost Savings Through Simulation, Network Impacts on Population Behavior and Outcomes.
Contact info: aguiney@umich.edu


(not pictured)Maria Joachim
Cognate: Sociology/Organizational Studies
Research Interests: Global Health, Health System Reform, Organizational Behavior, Health Policy and Management, Public-Private Partnerships, Quality, Regulation, Sustainability, Political Economy of Health System Reform.
Contact info: mjoachim@umich.edu


(not pictured)Ellen Kim


Kasia KlasaKasia (Katarzyna) Klasa
Cognate: Political Science
Research Interests: Comparative Health Politics, High Income Countries, Federalism, Local Health Politics, Urban Health, Urban Politics.
Contact info: kklasa@umich.edu


Emily LawtonEmily Lawton
Cognate: Economics
Research Interests: Health Economics, Payment Policy Design, Financial Incentives, Quality of Care, Public Reporting.
Contact info: ejlawton@umich.edu


Alex LiberAlex Liber
Cognate: Political Science
Research Interests: Tobacco Control; Public Policy; Electronic Cigarettes; Comparative Regulation; Health Insurance.
Contact info: acliber@umich.edu


Zachary Max LevinsonZachary Max Levinson
Cognate: Economics
Research Interests: Financing and management of health services for vulnerable populations, health insurance benefit design, managed care, health insurance markets.
Contact info: zmlevins@umich.edu


Jun LiJun Li
Cognate: Economics
Research Interests: Health Economics, Health Insurance Reimbursement Design, Value-Based Purchasing, Spillovers in Health Care Markets.
Contact info: lijununi@umich.edu

 


Sunny LinSunny Lin
Cognate: Interdisciplinary
Research Interests: Health Informatics, Big Data, Health Policy, Health Services Research, Healthcare Delivery, Payment Reform.
Contact info: sunnylin@umich.edu


Adam MarkovitzAdam Markovitz
Cognate: Economics
Research Interests: Physician Payment Reform, Financial Incentives, Quality of Care, Access to Care, Health Disparities and Population Health.
Contact info: amarkov@umich.edu


(not pictured)Amanda Mauri
Cognate: Political Science
Research Interests: Firearm Violence, Behavioral Health Policy, Federalism, State Politics.
Contact info: amauri@umich.edu


(not pictured)Morgen Miller
Cognate: Economics
Research Interests: Health insurance markets, health labor force markets, economics of information.
Contact info: mmmill@umich.edu


Jeff PearsonJeff Pearson
Cognate: Economics
Research Interests: Payment systems, delivery systems, health insurance, quality measurement, public reporting, pay for performance, value-based purchasing, differential incentives among multiple providers, Medicare, end-stage renal disease, federally qualified health centers.
Contact info: jpears@umich.edu


Brady Post (unpictured)Brady Post
Cognate: Economics
Research Interests: Health Economics, Payment Reform, Industrial Organization, Class Disparities.
Contact info: postb@umich.edu


Minakshi RajMinakshi Raj
Cognate: Sociology/Organizational Studies
Research Interests: Patient decision-making, Medical Communication, Aging, Health Information Technology and Learning Health Sciences, Quality Improvement, Healthcare Organizational Behavior, Global Health.
Contact info: miraj@umich.edu


John RichardsonJohn Richardson
Cognate: Operations Research and Decision Science
Research Interests: Cost effectiveness analysis, cost utility analysis, cost benefit analysis, discrete choice experiments, mental health and substance abuse services, Medicaid benefits.
Contact info: jsrich@umich.edu


Michael RozierMichael Rozier
Cognate: Interdisciplinary
Research Interests: Population Health, Community Benefit, Ethics, Mixed methods.
Contact info: mrozier@umich.edu


(not pictured)Michael Rubyan
Cognate: Organizational Studies/Sociology
Research Interests: Healthcare Reform, Health Policy Communication, Health Information Technology use, Health Policy education.
Contact info: mrubyan@umich.edu


(not pictured)Phil Stadler
Cognate: Sociology/Organizational Studies
Research Interests: Health and the Law.
Contact info: stadleph@umich.edu


Ruoyan SunRuoyan Sun
Cognate: Economics/Operations Research/Decision Sciences (ORDS)
Research Interests: Agent-based Modeling, Complex Systems, Health Economics, Social Network, Socially Contagious Behaviors. 
Contact info: sunry@umich.edu


Jamie TamJamie Tam
Cognate: Political Science/Interdisciplinary
Research Interests: Tobacco use disparities; smoking and mental illness comorbidity; effects of tobacco control policies; policy simulation; system dynamics and agent-based modeling; tobacco product regulation; tobacco control in low and middle-income nations; the impact of non-cigarette tobacco products on smoking-related outcomes.
Contact info: jamietam@umich.edu


Daniel ThielDaniel Thiel
Cognate: Sociology/Organizational Studies
Research Interests: Gene Editing (CRISPR-Cas9), Ethical Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) in Genomics, Health Disparities, Critical Theory and Public Health.
Contact info: dbthiel@umich.edu


(not pictured)Tarlise (Tarlie) Townsend
Cognate: Operations Research/Decision Science
Research Interests: domestically, the dynamics that drive America's overuse of low-value care; and globally, the design elements and approaches that yield effective health efforts in developing countries.
Contact info: townsent@umich.edu


Charley WillisonCharley E. Willison
Cognate: Political Science
Research Interests: Politics, Health Policy, Allocative Policy Decision-Making, Governance, Mental Health Policy, Political Institutions, Federalism, State Politics.
Contact info: cwilliso@umich.edu


Qing ZhengQing Zheng
Cognate: Economics
Research Interests: Health economics, long-term care and aging, the role of ownership of healthcare organizations, public reporting, health insurance, program evaluation, global health policy
Contact info: zhengq@umich.edu


Sasha ZhouSasha Zhou
Cognate: Sociology
Research Interests: Mental health and service utilization from a sociological and public health perspective; race and ethnic disparities in college student mental health; help-seeking and treatment barriers of marginalized populations at a domestic and international level; policy- and practice-relevant applications of health disparities research. 
Contact info: sashaz@umich.edu