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Patricia Abbott PhD, RN, Associate Professor

ICT Usability/User-Centered Design/Human Factors; ICT in Low Resource Areas; Informatics; Distributed E-Learning/Knowledge Management; Capacity Building; Telehealth/mHealth/eHealth

Web page: http://nursing.umich.edu/faculty-staff/patricia-abbott
Email: pabbott@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: School of Nursing
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Tim Arnold, PharmD, Patient Safety Pharmacist

I’ve performed clinical and staff pharmacy duties in an acute care setting and completed a patient safety fellowship. I’m particularly interested in human-computer interaction.

U-M Affiliation: Veterans Affairs
U-M Role: Adjunct Faculty

 

 


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Beatrix Balogh, Research Associate

I focus on healthcare analytics for emerging markets. I mainly work on modeling transmission dynamics for infectious diseases such as TB and malaria and system dynamics for reproductive health products.

Web Page: http://wdi.umich.edu/about/people/staff-bios/beatrix-balogh
Email: beatrixb@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Ross School of Business, William Davidson Institute
U-M Role: Affiliate

 

 


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Satinder Baveja PhD, Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

“Reinforcement Learning and Machine Learning approaches to sequential decision making in stochastic, partially known, and partially observable environments. I am interested in developing theory, algorithms, and agent architectures with applications to robotics, modeling dynamical systems, human-computer interaction, and healthcare.”

Web Page: http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~baveja/
Email: baveja@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Michelle Caird MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

“I am a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon with a busy clinical practice and research interest in pediatric low bone mass disease. I am a member of the U-M Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Patient Care Committee (charged with reviewing patient safety and quality measures in the department), a member of the Patient Safety Committee of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (developing care strategies to reduce complications in high-risk pediatric orthopaedic patients like neuromuscular scoliosis patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery), and a member of the U-M Pediatric Group for controlling spinal infections following posterior spinal fusion.”

Email: sugiyama@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Darrell Campbell, Jr. MD, Henry King Ransom Professor of Surgery and Chief Medical Officer

For many years Dr. Campbell has specialized in solid organ transplantation, particularly kidney, liver, and pancreas. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Campbell is responsible for the overall quality of care delivered at the University of Michigan Health System, and has a special interest in patient safety. In recent years, Dr. Campbell has become interested in the related subjects of patient safety and quality of care. He has worked with BCBS of Michigan to develop a surgical quality improvement program in 55 Michigan hospitals, known as the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative, and has been active in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

Email: darrellc@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Joye Carter, Chief Forensic Pathologist

Dr Joye M. Carter is a board certified forensic pathologist with over thirty years experience in diagnosis of disease and injuries that cause premature deaths. She is the current Chief Forensic Pathologist in Indianapolis,IN and the director of the forensic fellowship program at IUSM.

Email: JoyeMCarterMD@aol.com
U-M Affiliation: Medical School, School of Public Health, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
U-M Role: Faculty, Practitioner/clinician

 

 


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Allison Cator MD, PhD, Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

“I am a clinician practicing Pediatric Emergency Medicine. My current interests and areas of study include: improvement of the patient handoff process, operational effects of models of observation medicine, and use of evidence-based guidelines to improve patient care.”

Email: acator@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: U-MHS Graduate Medical Education
U-M Role: Practitioner/clinician

 

 


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Don Chaffin PhD, The RG Snyder Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

“I have developed human simulation models of people performing various manual tasks. Software resulting from these models is used to simulate and predict the risk of injury and the proportion of people that can perform designated manual tasks, e.g., lifting and transferring patients. The intent of such simulations is to provide engineers and facility designers with the information required to design systems that minimize the risk of injury to workers and patients.”

Web Page: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~dchaffin/
Email: dchaffin@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Valerie Chase, Industrial Engineer

Valerie graduated from the University of Michigan College of Engineering in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering. She has been with the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System since 2010 in the role of Industrial Engineer. She’s interested in applying Systems Engineering methods and approaches in healthcare with a specific focus on how the concepts of Positive Organizational Scholarship can be applied to support organizational development, sustainable change, and a generative orientation to continuous improvement.

Email: valerie.chase@va.gov
U-M Affiliation: Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System
U-M Role: IOE Alumni, Industry Affiliate

 

 


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Sung Won Choi, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

The major focus of my scholarly activity is in gaining new knowledge about clinical outcomes of patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), and leveraging innovative tools and techniques that may lead to safe health care and improved outcomes. My clinical and laboratory-based research training, specifically in graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a major complication of allogeneic HCT, have provided an excellent foundation on which to explore hypothesis-driven, evidence-based research.

Email: sungchoi@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Matthew Claysen, Engineer

“I graduated from the University of Michigan College of Engineering in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering. I have 2.5 years of experience working in the healthcare industry, all of which has been with the University of Michigan Health System, mostly in the surgical services department. Most of my projects have been focused on the instrumentation used in operations. I especially like to develop software solutions to improve the performance of the operating rooms, and supporting departments.”

Email: mclaysen@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Amy Cochran, Research Assistant Professor

My research interests are in applied mathematics and biology. In particular, I use and develop tools that draw from various applied mathematics subjects, like differential equations, scientific computing, and applied probability, to tackle problems in medicine.

Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/amylouisecochran
Email: alcochra@gmail.com
U-M Affiliation: College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
U-M Role: Postdoctoral Associate

 

 


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Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor

Jonathan Cohn is a senior editor at The New Republic and the author of Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis and the People Who Pay the Price. He writes about health care policy, with a particular focus on access and delivery reforms. He is a senior fellow at Demos and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

Web Page: http://www.newrepublic.com/authors/jonathan-cohn
Email: JCOHN@TNR.COM
U-M Affiliation: former Griffith Leadership Center Fellow

 

 


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Mark Daskin PhD, Clyde W. Johnson Collegiate Professor and Chair

“My interests lie in the application of operations research tools including optimization and queueing theory to the improvement of health care operations. I have applied these tools to nurse workforce management, resident and intern training in vascular surgery, and the allocation of kidneys to patients to mitigate geographic disparities in access to organs for transplantation.”

Web Page: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/msdaskin/home
Email: msdaskin@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Brian Denton, Associate Professor

Dr. Denton’s research interests are in stochastic optimization with applications to medical decision making for early detection and treatment of chronic diseases. He is an Associate Professor in Industrial and Operations Engineering. He also has an appointment in the Department of Urology and he is a member of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at University of Michigan.

Web Page: http://btdenton.engin.umich.edu/
Email: btdenton@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Moira Dowling, Associate Director, Honest Broker Office

As Associate Director of the Honest Broker Office in the Medical School, I am keenly interested in research outside of U-MHS but within U-M that requires access to patient level health data. CHEPS is of great interest because of the unique forum where engineering and patient care cross. The HBO would like to learn more about the research needs to be able to appropriately and compliantly provision data where needed.

Web Page: http://medicine.umich.edu/medschool/research/office-research/honest-broker-office
Email: mdowling@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School

 

 


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Marina Epelman, Associate Professor

Marina Epelman received her Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT in 1999. The same year she joined the IOE department at the University of Michigan, where she is now an Associate Professor. Her research interests lie in developing optimization models and algorithms for problems arising in a variety of application areas, solved by techniques of convex optimization, sampling-based algorithms, dynamic programming and stochastic optimization. In particular, optimization problems arising in radiation oncology treatment planning have been a significant focus of her research interests for over a decade.

Web Page: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mepelman/
Email: mepelman@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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A. Mark Fendrick MD, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Health Management & Policy

Dr. Fendrick’s research focuses on the clinical and economic assessment of medical interventions with special attention to how technological innovation influences clinical practice, benefit design, and health care systems.

Web Page: https://www.sph.umich.edu/vbidcenter/about/bio/FendrickBio_1010.pdf
Email: amfen@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Candace Friedman, Project Manager

“I spent over 30 years in infection prevention and control/healthcare epidemiology. My focus now is patient safety, particularly related to devices.”

Email: candacef@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: U-MHS
U-M Role: Staff

 

 


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Christopher Friese RN, PhD, AOCN, Assistant Professor, Division of Nursing Business and Health Systems, School of Nursing

“My program of research is focused on the measurement and improvement of quality of care for patients with cancer. To achieve these goals, my interdisciplinary research team employs secondary analysis of existing data, coupled with surveys of patients and their providers. Our central thesis is that changes to the practice environments of providers is essential to improve outcomes for patients.”

Web Page: http://www.sitemaker.umich.edu/cfriese/home
Email: cfriese@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: School of Nursing
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Richard Gonzalez, Professor

“I study how people make decisions. I also have a line of research in applied statistics, and direct the Biosocial Methods Collaborative.”

Web Page: http://thegonzolab.org/wp/
Email: gonzo@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Ross School of Business, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, ISR, LSA
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Steve Gorga, Pediatric Chief Resident

I am a Chief Resident in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan.  My affiliation with CHEPS grows out of the need to create a balanced, fair, and organized schedule for resident physicians that is both easily manipulated for resident needs as well as one that can be augmented with the changing clinical learning environment.  My clinical interests include biomarkers of sepsis and tissue damage in the setting of extracorporeal life-sustaining mechanics and I am pursuing a fellowship and career in Pediatric Critical Care.  

Email: smgorga@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Mott Children’s Hospital
U-M Role: Practitioner/Clinician

 

 


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Paul Green PhD, Research Professor (U-MTRI) and Adjunct Professor (IOE)

Paul Green teaches classes (automotive human factors, human computer interaction, human factors engineering short course) and conducts research on a wide variety of topics primarily related to driver interfaces, driver workload, and the use of computer systems. He has a budding interest in human factors and patient safety and has draft a plan for a course on that topic.

Web Page: http://www.umich.edu/~driving
Email: pagreen@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Jennifer Griggs MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Griggs is a medical oncologist and health services researcher with a research program focused on quality of cancer care, including patient-clinician communication, pain management, and end-of-life care. She also studies racial, social, and weight-based disparities in quality of cancer chemotherapy deliver.

Web Page: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/jengrigg/home
Email: jengrigg@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Andrew Gutting, OR/PACU Lean Coach

Andrew Gutting is the Operating Rooms and PACU Lean Coach for the University of Michigan Health System (U-MHS). He is an Industrial Engineer by training and interested in application of Lean in healthcare settings with a particular emphasis on people development in coordination with process improvement.

Email: agutti@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Health System
U-M Role: Staff

 

 


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Jason Ham MD, Director, Adult Medical Observation Unit

Observation Medicine, Physician Communication Handoffs Patient Flow

Email: jasham@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Practitioner/clinician

 

 


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Walton Hancock PhD, Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Operations Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Health Services, Management and Policy

Considerable experience improving the function and reducing the costs of hospital operational systems including: inpatient admissions, operating room scheduling and functions, nurse staffing and procedures, ancillary department staffing, and hospital bed sizing.

Email: waltonhancock@comcast.net
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering and School of Public Health
U-M Role: Retired Faculty

 

 


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Marcelline Harris PhD, RN, Associate Professor

Dr. Harris’s research interests focus on clinical informatics and nursing health services research, with an emphasis on computable knowledge representation strategies and the use of electronic data for nursing health services research. Her research has been funded by NIH, AHRQ, and RWJF. She serves as a regular member of the AHRQ study section Healthcare Information Technology Research and as an ad hoc member of various NIH study sections.

Web Page: http://www.nursing.umich.edu/faculty-staff/marcelline-harris
Email: mrhrrs@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: School of Nursing
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Wallace Hopp PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research

Professor Hopp’s health care interests center on hospital performance, including patient flow, provider efficiency and system safety. His research approach is to identify basic management principles that govern hospital performance and to translate these into practical improvement policies. He is also interested in health care policy and the role of high efficiency delivery in designing health care systems of the future.

Web Page: http://www.bus.umich.edu/FacultyBios/FacultyBio.asp?id=000863428
Email: whopp@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Aileen Huang-Saad PhD, MBA, Assistant Director for Academic Programs, Center for Entrepreneurship

Dr. Huang-Saad has developed and teaches several BME courses, including the department’s first graduate design course. The course takes students through the innovation value chain by working with clinicians to develop innovative solutions to medical challenges. Student teams are responsible for designing and creating prototypes while developing commercialization plans. Dr. Huang-Saad is also the Assistant Director of Academic Programs in the U-M College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship, where she is responsible for managing the Program in Entrepreneurship, teaching the capstone Entrepreneurship Course, and developing new focus areas such as Social Entrepreneurship and a Masters Program in High Tech Entrepreneurship. Dr. Huang-Saad also conducts research on innovative teaching methods and entrepreneurship.

Web Page: http://www.bme.umich.edu/people/index.php?un=aileenhs
Email: aileenhs@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Richard Hughes PhD, Associate Professor

“I seek to improve the quality and reduce the cost of musculoskeletal health care though collaborative research and quality improvement projects. My projects use techniques from biomechanics, human factors, and operations research.”

Web Page: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rehughes/index.html
Email: rehughes@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Judy Jin PhD, Professor

Quality control, data mining, health informatics, and decision making for ensuring quality and efficiency of system operations

Web Page: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jhjin/
Email: jhjin@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Timothy Johnson MD, Bates Professor of Diseases of Women and Children and Chair

His scholarly contributions, including over 200 peer-reviewed publications among others, reflect important work on assessment of fetal gestational age, evaluation of fetal well-being, and clinical aspects of fetal behavior. He is recognized internationally for his expertise in the global women’s health.

Web Page: http://www.uofmhealth.org/find+a+physician/84
Email: trbj@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Brian Jordan MD, PhD, Chief Pediatrics Resident, University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hosptial

“I joined the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program at the University of Michigan in 2007, after completing my medical training and a PhD in Human Genetics at UCLA. As a physician in the C.S. Mott Children’s hospital and administrator for Pediatrics resident-trainees, my interest in CHEPS stems from the need to develop better systems to create optimal schedules for Pediatrics residents. This system, developed in collaboration with Dr. Amy Cohn and her team, aims to balance the competing needs of the trainees, taking into account the need for a varied clinical training experience, the staffing needs of the hospital, patient safety, and favorable sleep patterns for the trainees.”

Email: brianjor@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Practitioner/clinician

 

 


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Salim Kai MSPSL, Clinical Safety Specialist

Clinical Safety Specialist at the University of Michigan Health System, Office of Clinical Safety.Main focus include patient safety and clinical risk management functions relating to technology and medical devices.

Email: salimkai@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: U-MHS
U-M Role: Healthcare Technology Management professional

 

 


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Tom Kerr, Systems Redesign Coordinator

Interests include building organizational capacity for learning, improvement and change.

Email: Thomas.kerr1@va.gov
U-M Affiliation: Healthcare Organization
U-M Role: Industry affiliate

 

 


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Amy Kilbourne, Director, VA QUERI

Director of national VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) program and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School. The mission of QUERI is to more rapidly translate research into practice using effective implementation strategies involving provider and organizational interventions. National expert in implementation science, mental health policy, and integrated general medical and mental health treatment models.

Web Page: http://www.queri.research.va.gov/
Email: Amy.Kilbourne@va.gov
U-M Affiliation: Medical School, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Jacob Kurlander, Clinical Lecturer, Division of Gastroenterology

My broad goal is to use predictive modelling, systems engineering, and state of the art scheduling techniques to improve access, timeliness, and efficiency in VA endoscopy units. By studying the use of systems engineering in endoscopy scheduling, we hope to develop generalizable approaches that can be applied in a variety of similar clinical settings.

Email: jkurland@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
U-M Role: Faculty, Practitioner/Clinician

 

 


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Henry Lam, Assistant Professor

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the IOE Department at UM. I received my Ph.D. degree in statistics from Harvard University in 2011 and have been an Assistant Professor in Statistics at Boston University until December 2014. I am interested in simulation and stochastic modeling, and their applications to decision-making and risk analysis.

Web Page: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~khlam/
Email: khlam@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Debra Langlois MD, Clinical Lecturer

“I am interested in increasing efficiency in the medical office in order to promote both patient and physician satisfaction.”

Web Page: http://www.uofmhealth.org/find+a+physician/1228
Email: debralan@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Mariel Lavieri PhD, Assistant Professor

In her work, Mariel applies operations research to healthcare topics. Her most recent research focuses on medical decision making, in particular on determining optimal screening, monitoring and treatment protocols by explicitly modeling stochastic disease progression. She has also developed models for health workforce planning, which take into account training requirements, workforce attrition, capacity planning, promotion rules and learning. Dr. Lavieri gladly welcomes potential multidisciplinary collaborators!

Web Page: http://ioe.engin.umich.edu/people/fac/lavieri.php
Email: lavieri@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Jon Lee PhD, G. Lawton and Louise G. Johnson Professor of Engineering

Jon works on advanced methods of mathematical optimization. Recent interests include optimization models and algorithms incorporating discrete and nonlinear aspects.

Web Page: https://sites.google.com/site/jonleewebpage/
Email: jonxlee@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Babette Levy MBA, Healthcare Analyst

Babette Levy is a healthcare analyst at Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation at the University of Michigan. Through her work at the Center she supports the Washtenaw Health Initiative, which is a voluntary, county-wide collaboration focused on how to improve access to coordinated care for the low-income, uninsured, and Medicaid populations. She is interested in leveraging existing resources throughout the county to achieve that goal.

Email: brlevy@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation
U-M Role: Industry affiliate

 

 


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Timothy Link, Industrial Engineer at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

“I have worked in the healthcare engineering industry for three years at the headquarters for the Navy’s healthcare system (BU-MED). BU-MED is a healthcare system with 20+ inpatient hospitals, 50+ clinics, and millions of beneficiaries around the globe. During my time at BU-MED I have worked to improve Navy Medicine’s clinical efficiency, deliver healthcare quality metrics to the obstetric community, and improve non-clinical processes specific to military medicine. In my opinion, the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety is a program that looks to revolutionize how engineers are trained to work the healthcare setting, and as someone working in this industry I am especially interested in how I can bring new talent to my organization.”

Email: timothy.link@med.navy.mil
U-M Affiliation: Other Unit: Healthcare engineer who offered input as to what industry is looking for in a newly graduated “Healthcare Engineer”
U-M Role: Alum

 

 


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Micah Long MD, Chief Resident

Clinical interests include managing highly acute patient care and resuscitation simulation for physician trainees. Micah’s other interests include improving sleep patterns among trainees while maintaining strong educational experiences. He will be entering training in pediatric critical care this upcoming year.

Email: micahlon@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Practitioner/clinician

 

 


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Michelle Macy MD, MS, Clinical Lecturer, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Dr. Macy is a pediatric emergency physician at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Emergency Department and a pediatric health services researcher in the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit. Her current research focuses on improving emergency department efficiency and optimizing resource utilization for children likely to experience a short-stay hospitalization for common conditions such as asthma and dehydration. She has expertise in observation medicine as an approach to pediatric short-stays.

Web Page: http://www.chear.org/
Email: mlmacy@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Jennifer Meddings MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

“Much of my research involves evaluating the impact of quality improvement programs (such as pay-for-performance, value-based purchasing, and public-reporting initiatives) for patients with complex chronic illness. In short, when physicians and hospitals are compared (often by public report cards) regarding the prevention and treatment of certain conditions (such as hospital-acquired infections, pressure ulcers, or even how well blood sugar or blood pressure is controlled), do complex patients (who are more likely to develop complications and worse chronic disease control at baseline, due to a variety of receives) receive better care…. or do these patients experience worse care because of reluctance of providers to take them on as patients, or strategies that get implemented for prevention that are helpful to the average health patient but can be more hazardous to complex patients?

Email: meddings@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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George Miller, Institute Fellow, Altarum Institute, Ann Arbor

George Miller supports Altarum’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending (CSHS) in analysis of issues related to health care expenditures. He is currently studying the value of nonclinical primary prevention and contributing to the monthly release of the CSHS Health Sector Economic Indicators. Earlier projects involved tradeoffs in the cost effectiveness of investments in treatment versus prevention, estimates of national health expenditures by medical condition and national expenditures on prevention, evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of disease management and other clinical interventions, and modeling of medical responses to bioterrorism. He holds BSE, MSE, and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering.

Email: george.miller@altarum.org
U-M Role: Alum

 

 


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Michael Mulholland MD, PhD, Frederick A. Coller Distinguished Professor and Chair

Web Page: http://surgery.med.umich.edu/general/patient/faculty/micham.shtml
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty/Surgeon

 

 


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Shawn Murphy MS, BSN, RN, CNOR, Director of Nursing OR/PACU

“My interests lie with perioperative and peri-anesthesia patient safety. This includes clinical practice safety as well as device, implant, environmental, equipment and instrumentation safety. I have presented and co-presented to regulatory agencies and professional organizations on the topics of Fire Safety on the OR, Surgical Instrumentation Cleaning and Processing, Surgical Counting Processes and EBP in perioperative nursing.”

Email: stmurphy@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: School of Nursing
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Ray Muscat, Senior Vice President of Operations Engineering

Herman Miller has a long history of providing innovative products to improve healthcare environments. We provide clinical products, therapeutic seating, patient seating, lounge/guest seating, bariatric seating, casegoods and other products designed to enhance the healthcare experience. In addition we have active programs with a number of institutions in applying the principles of the Toyota Production System (HMPS at Herman Miller), in a variety of healthcare environments.

Email: ray_muscat@hermanmiller.com
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering, Ross School of Business
U-M Role: Industry Affiliate

 

 


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Paula Anne Newman-Casey, Assistant Professor

I am an ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma care. My research interests include how to improve eye care delivery so that we can get the right care to the right people at the right time. Specifically, I am interested in developing health systems interventions to help glaucoma patients improve their disease self-management and their glaucoma medication adherence. I am also interested in how to improve our screening for potentially blinding eye diseases in under-served communities in the US and globally.

Email: panewman@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
U-M Role: Faculty, Practitioner/Clinician

 

 


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Robert Neumar MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Neumar’s research expertise is focused on characterizing the molecular events that cause neuronal death after brain ischemia and trauma and developing clinically effective therapies to minimize brain damage and improve functional survival after cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury.

Web Page: http://medicine.umich.edu/dept/emergency-medicine/
Email: neumar@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Joseph Norman MD, PhD, Instructor in Internal Medicine

“I studied biochemistry as an undergraduate at Harvard, and then completed my M.D. and Ph.D. at Stanford with graduate work in medical informatics. Now I practice general internal medicine at the university hospital. My research is in medical informatics: medical decision making, decision theory, probability theory, and mathematical logic to develop methods and tools to improve patient care and hospital operations.”

Web Page: http://www.umich.edu/~jwnorman
Email: jwnorman@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Julie Nunes, Clinical Lecturer, Division of Nephrology

Web Page: http://www.med.umich.edu/intmed/nephrology/STAFF/wrightnunes_j1.htm
Email: juwright@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Edmond O’Brien, Chief Resident of Pediatrics

I grew up in Southeast Michigan and love Detroit sports as well as playing hockey. I’m on my way to becoming a Pediatric Anesthesiologist.

Email: obriene@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Mott Children’s Hospital – Pediatrics Residency
U-M Role: Practitioner/Clinician

 

 


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Andrea Obi MD, General Surgery House Officer

Andrea Obi is a resident general surgeon interested in issues related to resident work hour restrictions, physician fatigue and patient safety. Ongoing projects include exploring the feasibility of meeting ACGME mandated resident hours restrictions and American Board of Surgery requirements on surgical services with a high volume of emergency operations.

Web Page: http://surgery.med.umich.edu/general/education/residents/easta.shtml
Email: easta@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Practitioner/clinician

 

 


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Mark Pearlman MD, Professor

Mark Pearlman, M.D. is the Vice Chair, Service Chief and S Jan Behrman Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Surgery. In addition, he has served as associate chief of staff for the University of Michigan Hospital and health systems as well as medical director of pharmacy’s overseeing all medication safety at you and just for the past 14 years. Dr. Pearlman is an internationally recognized expert in patient safety in obstetrics & gynecology. He served as the Chair of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for 5 years. He has also served as a consultant for the Joint Commission on patient safety and quality improvement. As a full-time practicing clinician and surgeon as well as administrator, his unique perspective into functional and operational aspects of healthcare delivery provide a unique perspective. He has published dozens of peer-review manuscripts, chapters and textbooks on patient safety in ob/gyn and in safe medication usage. He also spent more than 20 years studying automotive safety in pregnancy and is widely recognized as the world’s expert on that subject. His clinical interests include gynecologic management of women with breast cancer and BRCA gene mutations, infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology, and advanced endoscopic surgery.

Web Page: http://www.uofmhealth.org/find+a+physician/240
Email: pearlman@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Timothy Peterson MD, MBA, FACEP, Assistant Professor

“My work is focused on hospital and health system operational improvements in a patient centered manner. I am interested in system-based problem solving with an emphasis on organizational financial health and patient centered improvements.”

Email: TimoPete@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Stephen Pollock PhD, Emeritus Professor

“I have taught mathematical modeling and methods of O.R. and decision analysis at IOE for over 40 years, These approaches have been applied to problems in a variety of areas including national defense, criminal justice, manufacturing, maintenance, epidemiology, queuing networks, health systems and medical treatments, resulting in over 70 technical papers and many long-term consulting engagements.”

Web Page: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/pollock
Email: pollock@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Emeritus Faculty

 

 


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Lisa Prosser PhD, MS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Dr. Prosser is a health policy researcher who uses decision analysis and economic modeling methods to inform key questions relating to public health policy. Her research agenda focuses on measuring the comparative and cost-effectiveness of childhood health interventions, including newborn screening and vaccination programs.

Web Page: http://chear.org/people/faculty-investigators/lisa-prosser
Email: lisapros@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Rishindra Reddy MD, Associate Clerkship Director-Surgery

Dr. Reddy’s clinical interests include lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mesothelioma, and lung transplantation. Other academic interests include teaching of residents and medical students and his participation at a national level to rework the cardiothoracic training paradigm and increase recruitment into cardiothoracic surgery.

Web Page: http://surgery.med.umich.edu/thoracic/clinical/faculty/reddym.shtml#
Email: reddyrm@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Charles Roehrig MD, Director, Center for Sustainable Health Spending

Charles Roehrig directs Altarum’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending, with a mission of helping the nation meet its quality and access goals at levels of health spending that are continually financeable. He published the first-ever time series estimates of national health expenditures by medical condition and recently extended this work to cover the role of disease prevalence in expenditure growth. Dr. Roehrig holds a PhD in economics and an MA in statistics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.Web Page: http://www.altarum.org/research-initiatives-health-systems-health-care/altarum-center-for-sustainable-health-spending

Email: charles.roehrig@altarum.org
U-M Affiliation: Other – Altarum Institute
U-M Role: Industry Affiliate

 

 


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Alexander Rogers MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

“I am a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician, with the U of M since 2006. I am the U of M site PI for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). I have participated in several large multi-center trials focused on varying aspects of Pediatric Emergency Care. My interests include disparities of care, as well as pain and sedation.”

Email: alexroge@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Edwin Romeijn PhD, Professor

“My research area is optimization theory and applications, currently mainly dealing with problems arising in radiation therapy treatment planning and supply chain management. In the area of radiation therapy treatment planning I am developing new models and algorithms for efficiently determining effective (i) treatment plans for cancer patients who are treated using radiation therapy, and (ii) treatment schedules for radiation therapy clinics.”

Web Page: www.umich.edu/~romeijn
Email: romeijn@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Andrew Rosenberg MD, Chief Medical Information Officer

Andrew Rosenberg MD has been the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems’ CMIO since 2010. Prior to this, he served as the director for inpatient clinical information systems. Dr Rosenberg is an internist, anesthesiologist and critical care specialist. He was the Chief of the Critical Care Division and Medical Director of the U-MHS Cardiovascular Center intensive care unit from 2004 to 2010. He was one of 22 national Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars from 1998 to 2000 where he studied bio-informatics and health policy focusing on the use of clinically derived data for use in benchmarking outcomes and performance.

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Email: arosen@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Romesh Saigal PhD, Professor

Expertise in Optimization and Risk Analysis. Interested in applying these techniques to hospital management, and health care.

Web Page: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rsaigal/
Email: rsaigal@gmail.com
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


Sameer Saini, Assistant Professor and Research Scientist

I am a gastroenterologist and health services researcher with an interest in improving the efficient use of gastrointestinal endoscopy, a limited and costly diagnostic and therapeutic resource. I have expertise in predictive modeling, decision analysis, medical decision-making, and implementation science. My current work focuses on developing a patient-centered approach to colon cancer screening, one that takes into account individual patient characteristics and preferences.

Web Page: http://www.annarbor.hsrd.research.va.gov
Email: sdsaini@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
U-M Role: Faculty, Practitioner/Clinician

 

 


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Rachael Schmedlen, Lecturer IV

Dr. Schmedlen teaches introduction to biomedical engineering for first year students, a biomedical engineering laboratory, a clinical observation and needs finding course and several undergraduate design courses. She has played a critical role in evolving the U-M biomedical engineering undergraduate curriculum and design program. In addition to education, she is also involved in course advising for undeclared engineering undergraduates.

Web Page: http://www.bme.umich.edu/programs/design_program/index.php
Email: shope@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Lecturer

 

 


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F. Jacob Seagull PhD, Assistant Professor

Professor Seagull is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Education at the University of Michigan Medical School. He was previously Director of Education Research at the University of Maryland Department of Surgery. His current focus is human factors, technology, and patient safety. Dr. Seagull has a background in industrial psychology, human perception & performance, and medical human factors. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Engineering Psychology.

Web Page: http://www.med.umich.edu/meded/about/profiles/Seagull.htm
Email: jseagull@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Lawrence Seiford PhD, Goff Smith Co-Director of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations, EGL Faculty Advisor, Professor of Industrial & Operations Engineering

Professor Seiford’s teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of quality engineering, productivity analysis, process improvement, multiple-criteria decision making, and performance measurement. In addition, he is recognized as one of the world’s experts in the methodology of Data Envelopment Analysis. His current research involves the development of benchmarking models for identifying best-practice in manufacturing and service systems.

Web Page: http://ioe.engin.umich.edu/people/fac/seiford.php
Email: seiford@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Siqian Shen PhD, Assistant Professor

Shen’s theoretical interests lie in integer programming, stochastic programming, robust optimization, network optimization, and has implemented/is interested in implementing the methodologies in epidemic control, humanitarian relief, vaccine delivery, and other applications that relate to healthcare engineering.

Web Page: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~siqian
Email: siqian@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Albert Shih PhD, Professor

“My research interests are in four areas: 1. novel clinical simulators for training, 2. needle devices for biopsy and guidance, 3. assistive devices for the aging society, and 4. surgical devices with specialty in bio heat transfer and bio impedance.”

Web Page: https://me-web2.engin.umich.edu/pub/directory/bio?uniqname=shiha
Email: shiha@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Michael Smith-Wheelock MD, Associate Chair-Clinical, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

“In my role as Medical Director of the Department of Ophthalmology, I lead a team of individuals concerned with clinic operations. We are focused on solving problems related to providing smooth and seamless flow for patients into and out of our clinics. In addition, we use metrics to measure our progress toward achieving performance goals and are always seeking ways to improve our self-assessment skills.”

Web Page: http://www.kellogg.umich.edu/bios/smith-wheelock.html
Email: mswhe@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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David Somand MD, Associate Service Chief

Academic interests include Emergency Department administration with a specific focus on ED operations and patient safety and quality.

Email: dsomand@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Practitioner/clinician

 

 


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Jennifer Stovall, Education Director

As Education Director, Ms. Stovall oversees the daily operations of the MIC fellowship program. She is responsible for recruiting, the interview process, as well as design and execution of the core educational activities of the Fellowship Program. In addition, Ms. Stovall handles industry interactions, clinical immersion and is currently developing a global fellowship program. She brings to the MIC over 15 years of experience managing and executing healthcare industry projects. Ms. Stovall holds a BA in Managerial and Organizational Development.

Email: jstovall@med.umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Staff

 

 


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Douglas Strong, Chief Executive Officer

Web Page: http://www.med.umich.edu/CEO/index.htm
U-M Affiliation: School of Public Health
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Kathleen Sutcliffe PhD, Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration

Kathleen Sutcliffe’s research is aimed at understanding how organizations and their members cope with uncertainty and unexpected events, and how complex organizations can be designed to be more reliable and resilient. She is currently investigating these issues in wildland firefighting, healthcare, and other high-hazard industries.

Web Page: http://www.bus.umich.edu/FacultyBios/FacultyBio.asp?id=000199146
Email: ksutclif@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Ross School of Business
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Julia Swanson, Vice President, Performance Analytics and Improvement

“My focus has been on improving integrated health care operations through developing and implementing systematic leadership processes. My interest and expertise is in strategy deployment, measurement, organizational performance review, disciplined execution and operational interdependencies to bridge silos and levels in organizations to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Email: jswanso1@hfhs.org
U-M Affiliation: Other – Henry Ford Health System
U-M Role: Industry Affiliate

 

 


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Beth Tarini, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Tarini is a pediatrician and health services researcher. Through her research, Dr. Tarini seeks to optimize health outcomes related to the newborn screening program. Dr. Tarini has conducted numerous studies on the quality of the care delivered through NBS programs.

Web Page: http://chear.org/people/faculty-investigators/beth-tarini
Email: btarini@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Emily Tucker, Ph.D. Student, Industrial and Operations Engineering

Ms. Tucker’s research interests include the applications of operations research to healthcare operations and policy. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a Research Health Economist at RTI International where her work focused on modeling HIV/AIDS in the United States to inform public health policy in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Email: eltuck@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Ph.D. Student

 

 


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Marianne Udow-Phillips MHSA, Director, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation

Marianne Udow-Phillips is the director of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT), a non-profit partnership of the University of Michigan (U-M) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) with a mission to promote evidence based care delivery, improve population health, and expand access to care. CHRT combines the research strengths of the University with the health plan expertise of the Blues to test the best ideas for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the health care system. CHRT is also committed to informing and educating the public through a range of forums, symposia, and reports relevant to policy makers and the public at large.From 2004 through 2007, Marianne was director of the Michigan Department of Human Services, appointed by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. Marianne came to state service from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, where she served in a number of leadership roles for over 20 years, most recently as senior vice president of Health Care Products and Provider Services. Marianne holds a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the U-M School of Public Health; she is a lecturer at the U-M School of Public Health and Ford School of Public Policy and a reviewer for the Journal of General Internal Medicine. She has served on numerous boards and commissions and currently serves on the non-profit boards of the HighScope Foundation, the Early Childhood Investment Corporation, Freedom from Hunger, the U-M School of Public Health Dean’s Advisory Committee, and the U-M Depression Center’s National Advisory Board.

Web Page: http://www.chrt.org/blog/
Email: mudow@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: School of Public Health
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Mark Van Oyen PhD, Associate Professor

Research interests in Healthcare Systems Engineering, Operations Research, and Operations Management presently include: Patient Flow Modeling with application to inpatient and outpatient occupancy modeling and elective patient scheduling; Planning models and real time scheduling for hospitals and clinical trials performance sites; Emergency Dept. flow redesign; Monitoring chronic diseases for progression forecasting and timing of the next test; Malaria treatment distribution for developing countries; Management of critical care units including staffing schedules for handoff reduction; Patient access to long term care, Impact of the timing of rounds on census.

Web Page: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~vanoyen
Email: vanoyen@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Henry Wang PhD, Professor

Pharmaceutical Engineering, Regulatory Science and Quality by Design, Global Supply Chain and Security of Health Products

Web Page: http://che.engin.umich.edu/people/wang.html
Email: hywang@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Kevin Ward MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Ward is an Emergency Physician in the University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine. His research is centered on developing innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to the care of the critically ill and injured patient. This includes a strong emphasis on developing broad platform technologies for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of the critically ill and injured including a focus on combat casualty care.

Email: keward@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Jenna Wiens, Assistant Professor in Computer Science Engineering

Jenna Wiens is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science Engineering (CSE) at the University of Michigan. Prof. Wiens’ primary research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning, data mining, and medicine. The overarching goal of her research agenda is to investigate and develop computational methods for organizing, processing and transforming large complex heterogeneous sources of patient data into actionable knowledge.

Webpage: http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~wiensj/
Email: wiensj@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Alan Woodliff PhD, Industry Co-Director – Tauber Institute for Global Operations

Dr. Woodliff’s corporate experience spans 34 years with a variety of global experiences, including engineering and manufacturing, sales, product planning and strategy, program management, and quality. Dr. Woodliff’s career began as a product engineer in 1970 with General Electric’s Aircraft Engine Group in Ohio. From 1971-1973, he served on active duty in the U.S. Navy, after which he was hired by Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. Dr. Woodliff worked for Ford until 2000, holding a series of engineering design and management positions, including advanced product engineer, program manager in the United Kingdom, quality manager, manufacturing engineering manager and automotive components manager for the Lincoln LS and Jaguar programs. While at Visteon until 2006, Dr. Woodliff held the positions of Director of Climate Sales, Director of the Lincoln Customer Business Unit, and Director of Advanced Business Development.

Email: woodliff@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: College of Engineering
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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John Younger MD, Professor, Associate Chair for Research

My laboratory is interested in life threatening infections. We are particularly focused on biomechanical and physicochemical features of bacterial life in flowing aqueous systems (e.g., blood) and in the pathogenesis, persistence, and resolution of infected medical devices.

Email: jyounger@umich.edu
U-M Affiliation: Medical School
U-M Role: Faculty

 

 


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Susan Yu, Chief of Systems Redesign

Mrs. Yu is the chief of Systems Redesign at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center. She is also the senior technical consultant of the VA Center for Applied Systems Engineering (VA-CASE), prior to joining VA; Susan was a vice president in a computer software company since 1993.

Email: susan.yu@va.gov
U-M Role: Industry affiliate