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


Faculty who have expertise in Health Care

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 Beck Melissa Beck, MD, MPH
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
  • Associate Program Director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, Health Care, Nutrition, Public Health Practice

Fan Bu Fan Bu, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, COVID-19, Diabetes, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Informatics, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Modeling, Social Epidemiology, Vaccines

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

Kevin He Kevin He, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Genetics, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Precision Health

Yi Li Yi Li, PhD
  • M. Anthony Schork Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics
  • Professor, Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics, Cancer, Chronic Disease, COVID-19, Firearm Injury Prevention, Genetics, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Substance Use

Lewis Morgenstern Lewis Morgenstern, MD
  • Professor, Epidemiology
  • Professor, Neurology Emergency Medicine and Neurosurgery
  • Director, Stroke Program

Areas of Expertise
Brain Disorders, Health Care, Health Equity, Social Epidemiology

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

Minal Patel Minal R Patel, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Chair and Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Chronic Disease, Health Care, Health Communication, Health Equity

John Piette John Piette, PhD, MPH
  • Professor, Health Behavior Health Education
  • Professor, Global Public Health
  • Director, UM Center for Managing Chronic Disease
  • VA Senior Career Scientist

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Chronic Disease, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Communication, Health Informatics, Mental Health, Opioids, Precision Health

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

Areas of Expertise
Health Care, Health Policy

Sari Reisner Sari L. Reisner, ScD, MA
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Faculty Affiliate, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health
  • Faculty Affiliate, Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and Family Depression Center

Areas of Expertise
Clinical Trials, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, LGBT Health, Mental Health, Racism, Reproductive Health, Social Epidemiology, Substance Use, Urban Health, Women’s Health

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

Areas of Expertise
Health Care

Abram Wagner Abram L. Wagner, PhD, MPH
  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
  • Assistant Professor of Global Public Health

Areas of Expertise
Child Health, COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Communication, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, Respiratory Viruses, Vaccines

Donglin Zeng Donglin Zeng, PhD
  • Professor, Biostatistics

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Biostatistics, Brain Disorders, Cancer, Chronic Disease, Clinical Trials, COVID-19, Diabetes, Environmental Health, Genetics, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Health Informatics, Mental Health, Modeling, Nutrition, Precision Health, Substance Use, Vaccines, Women’s Health

Brian ZikmundFisher Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, PhD
  • Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Research Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Interim Co-Director, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine

Areas of Expertise
Health Care, Health Communication

Andrew Admon Andrew J. Admon, MD, MPH, MS
  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
  • Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Associate Investigator, VA Center for Clinical Management Research

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Health Care, Health Informatics, Modeling, Respiratory Viruses

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

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

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

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

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

Michele Heisler Michele Heisler, MD, MPA
  • Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Research Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research
  • Staff Physician

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Urban Health

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

Gretchen Piatt Gretchen A Piatt, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Learning Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Co-Director, Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, Health Care, Health Equity

Sarah Reeves Sarah L Reeves, PhD, MPH
  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
  • Director, Child Health Evaluation and Research Fellowship

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

Amy Rothberg Amy E Rothberg, MD, DABOM
  • Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Adjunct Professor, Nutritional Sciences

Areas of Expertise
Chronic Disease, Health Care, Maternal Health, Nutrition, Reproductive Health

Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, PhD
  • Research Professor, Family Medicine in Michigan Medicine
  • Research Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Director, New York Physicians Against Cancer (NYPAC), New York, New York

Areas of Expertise
Cancer, Health Care, Health Communication, Health Equity

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

Lauren Wallner Lauren Wallner, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Associate Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine
  • Co-lead, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, Rogel Cancer Center

Areas of Expertise
Aging, Cancer, Health Care, Health Communication, Health Equity

Susan Woolford Susan Woolford, MD
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Health Behavior Health Education
  • Associate Director, Program for Equity in Adolescent and Child Health, Department of Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine
  • Associate Director, Michigan Child Health Equity Collaborative, Department of Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine

Areas of Expertise
Health Care, Health Communication, Occupational Health, Public Health Practice

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

Natasha Bagdasarian Natasha Bagdasarian, MD, MPH, FIDSA
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Epidemiology
  • Chief Medical Executive
  • Chief Medical Executive, State of Michigan, Department of Health and Human Services

Areas of Expertise
COVID-19, Global Public Health, Health Care, Health Equity, Infectious Disease, Opioids, Respiratory Viruses

Courtland Keteyian Courtland Keteyian, MD, MBA, MPH
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • President/CEO, Jackson Health Network

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Health, Health Care, Occupational Health, Public Health Practice

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

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

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

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