Amy Cohn PhD, Faculty Director
Amy Ellen Mainville Cohn is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, where she also holds an appointment in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health. Dr. Cohn is the Faculty Director of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS). She holds an A.B. in applied mathematics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and a PhD in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her primary research interests are in applications of combinatorial optimization, particularly to healthcare and aviation, and to the challenges of optimization problems with multiple objective criteria. She values teaching, mentoring, having a positive impact on society through her work, and helping to foster a vibrant, diverse, nurturing community. She and her husband Jonathan are the proud parents of two sons, Tommy and Peter.
Elizabeth Fisher, Marketing and Communications Specialist
Liz has worked in the College of Engineering since January, 2005 and has been with CHEPS since 2013. She is also a University of Michigan alum.
Gene Kim, Administrative Assistant
Gene has worked at the University for over 5 years and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at EMU.
Laura McAndrew, Managing Director
Laura McAndrew (she/her) joins CHEPS after 11 years in public health practice with a focus on college well-being, evaluation, and DEI. She holds a BA in Psychology and an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan. Her work is rooted in health equity, community organizing, and project management principles. Laura’s role is to support CHEPS’ amazing students, staff, and project partners and to oversee operations.
William Pozehl, Research Area Specialist
William graduated with a HEPS master’s in December 2014.