Ebbin Dotson, Faculty Director
Ebbin Dotson is an Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy at the UM School of Public Health. He earned his BS (organizational studies) and MHSA (health management and policy) at the University of Michigan, and his PhD (health services and policy analysis) at the University of California - Berkeley. He was also a participant in the UM SEP as an undergraduate. Before joining the UM faculty in 2016, he was the Assistant Dean of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Illinois - Chicago School of Public Health. Dr. Dotson's research focuses on "pipeline" programs (like UM SEP) that encourage young people of color to pursue health management careers. He also seeks ways to demonstrate that such programs to increase leadership diversity make sense from a business perspective. Dr. Dotson serves on the UM SPH Health Management and Policy Alumni board, and was also on the UM SEP Advisory Committee until he took over as Director in 2016.
Office: M3118 SPH II
Elisabeth E. N. Michel, Program Director
Elisabeth E. N. Michel, MPH is the Program Director of SEP. Prior to joining SEP, Ms. Michel worked as a health equity consultant for the Health Equity Leadership Pipeline Collaborative at the University of Michigan, implementing its health equity research certificate program. Ms. Michel is also the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Canopy. Canopy builds digital tools to help people talk about, make, and share their end-of-life healthcare decisions. Before co-founding Canopy, she worked for the Institute for Public Health Innovation in Washington, D.C. and as a William Davidson Institute Fellow in Rwanda. Throughout her career she has provided direct service to aging and differently-abled adults, administered public health programs, & developed health equity training for higher education. Ms. Michel earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Office: M3023 SPH II