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 Chair

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

Core Faculty

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

Melissa S. Creary Melissa S. Creary, PhD, MPH
Global health (Brazil), social movements, race, culture, and citizenship, sickle cell disease.

Ebbin Dotson Ebbin Dotson, PhD, MHSA
Organizational theory and behavior, health equity, leadership competencies, health professions pipelines, workforce diversity, predictive assessment, health literacy

Kyle Grazier Kyle L. Grazier, DrPH
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, PhD
Public health politics; the politics of health care policy; Western Europe; government responses to public health crises. 

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

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

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

Rahul LadhaniaRahul Ladhania, PhD
Causal inference and machine learning in public and behavioral health

Jersey Liang Jersey Liang, PhD
Comparative aging, health, and health care.

Elisa Maffioli Elisa Maffioli, PhD
Development Economics, Health Economics, Political Economy.

Jeffrey McCullough, PhDJeffrey McCullough, PhD
Economics of information technology and health care; Health technology markets; Industrial organization

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

Thuy Nguyen Thuy Nguyen, PhD
Incentive issues of medical providers, impacts of drug and substance use regulations, and prescribing behavior.

Edward Norton Edward C. Norton, PhD
Health economics, econometrics, long-term care and aging, and pay-for-performance.

Lisa Prosser Lisa Prosser, PhD
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, PhD
Financial accounting, managerial accounting, public health finance, hospital community benefit, healthcare price transparency.

Michael Rubyan Michael Rubyan, PhD, MPH 
Health policy communication, dissemination and implementation science, health equity and disparities in healthcare, healthcare workforce training, health systems science.

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

Shawna Smith Shawna Smith, PhD 
Mental and behavioral health.

Image not availableApril Zeoli, PhD, MPH
Firearms, intimate partner violence, homicide, firearm laws, extreme risk protection orders

Faculty with Joint Appointments

John Ayanian John Z. Ayanian, MD


Mark Bicket Mark C. Bicket, MD
improving the evidence base; safety; quality of treatments for acute and chronic pain; patient, health system, and policy interventions related to prescription opioids; reducing patient harms from opioid prescribing and opioid misuse. 

  John Billi John E. Billi, MD

Matthew Boulton Matthew L. Boulton, MD, MPH
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, PhD
Economics of health insurance and related policy issues

HwaJung Choi HwaJung Choi, PhD
Family spatial availability and care resources, care utilization of adults with physical and cognitive limitations, trends in disability, cross-national health comparisons, health implications of local-area contextual factors

Kao-Ping Chua Kao-Ping Chua, MD, PhD
Opioid prescribing, out-of-pocket spending, low-value care, and prescription drug policy.

Amy Cohn Amy Cohn, PhD

Justin Dimick Justin Dimick, MD

Kim Eagle Kim Eagle, MD

A. Fendrick A. Mark Fendrick, MD
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, MD, MPH
Immunization policy, health policy and health economics for children, children's health services research.

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

Charles Friedman Charles P. Friedman, PhD
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, MD, MHSA, MA
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, MD
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, MD, MPH
Health and health care disparities, quality of cancer care, patient-provider communication.

Sarah Hawley Sarah T. Hawley, PhD, MPH
Decision aids, Cancer - colon, Cancer screening

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

John Hollingsworth John Hollingsworth, MS, MD

Joel Howell Joel D. Howell, MD, PhD
Medical technology, health policy, history of medicine.

Steven Katz Steven J. Katz, MD, MPH
Health and health care disparities, quality of cancer care, patient-provider communication.

Anna Kirkland Anna Kirkland, PhD, JD
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

Jeffrey T. Kullgren Jeffrey T. Kullgren, MD, MS, MPH
Patient and clinician decision-making, health insurance, consumer-directed health care, behavioral economics, low-value care, prevention of chronic disease.

Kenneth Langa Kenneth M. Langa, MD, PhD
Epidemiology and costs of chronic disease in older adults, particularly Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Paula LantzPaula Lantz, PhD
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, PhD
Health economics, health insurance coverage, health literacy.

Howard Markel Howard Markel, MD, PhD
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., MD, MPH
Evaluation of clinical practice variation, evaluation of outcomes of care, population-based clinical practice profiling, care for gastrointestinal conditions.

Joseph Messana Joseph Messana, MD,

Sagar Parikh Sagar Parikh, MD,

Jodyn PlattJodyn Platt, MPH, PhD 
Public trust in health systems, informed consent, community engagement and deliberative democracy, medical sociology, public health systems research

Christopher Sonnenday Christopher J. Sonnenday, MD, MHS
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, MD, MS

Olga Yakusheva Olga Yakusheva, PhD, MS

Kara Zivin Kara Zivin, PhD
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

Matthew Comstock Matthew C. Comstock, MBA MHSA

Terrisca Des Jardins Terrisca Des Jardins, MHSA

Kevin Dombkowski Kevin Dombkowski, DrPH, MS
Population health informatics, immunization registries, pediatric health services research.

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

Theodore A. Hanss Theodore A. Hanss, MA, MBA

mark herzog Mark Herzog, MHSA, FACHE
Leadership, Organizational Culture, Governance, Improving the Value of Healthcare.

Joseph Horton Joseph R. Horton, MHA, FACHE

Michael Joseph Michael A. Joseph, PhD, MPH.

Maulik Joshi Maulik S. Joshi, DrPH
Leadership, Governance, Quality, Patient Safety, Performance Improvement, Data 

View Joneigh Khaldun's Faculty ProfileJoneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM 
Leadership, COVID-19, Policy and Clinical Approaches to Improve Population Health

View Cathy Killaly's Faculty ProfileCathy Killaly, MHSA, BSN 

View Christine La Jeunesse's Faculty ProfileChristine La Jeunesse, MHSA 
Leadership, research and education administration, human resources, strategy, business development, operations, finance, consulting services, process improvement and fundraising

Diane MarriottDiane Marriott, DrPH
Leadership, Governance, Quality, Patient Safety, Performance Improvement, Data 

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

Laura Napiewocki Laura Napiewocki, JD, MHSA

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

Anand Parekh Anand Parekh, MD, MPH FACP

Mark Rosenblum Mark Rosenblum, MD
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, MHSA

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

Marianne Udow-Phillips Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA

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

Seth W. Wolk Seth W. Wolk, MD, MHSA
Retired System Chief Medical Officer Spectrum Health

Emeritus Faculty

Jeffrey Alexander Jeffrey A. Alexander, PhD
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, PhD
Telemedicine system development, implementation, and evaluation.

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

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

John Griffith John Griffith, MBA, FACHE
Managing acute care organizations.

Peter Jacobson Peter D. Jacobson, JD, MPH
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, PhD
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, PhD
The uninsured, managed care, market competition, and employer and employee benefit choice.

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

J. Thomas J. William (Bill) Thomas, PhD, MBA
Risk adjustment; provider performance measurement, including quality of care, costs, and efficiency.

Gail Warden Gail Warden, MHA
Practical legislative, regulatory and economic health care policy.

Kenneth Warner Kenneth E. Warner, PhD
Tobacco, economics, policy, public health policy.

View William Weissert's Faculty ProfileWilliam G. Weissert, MS, PhD 
health policy, health politics and long-term care policy

Jack Wheeler Jack Wheeler, PhD 
Health care finance, health economics, health care managerial accounting, health care financing systems, children's health economics, economics of end-stage renal disease.