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Institute for Health Policy Directory of Faculty and Staff

Hong Su An, PhD

Statistician
anhong@msu.edu
(517) 432-7285


Biometrics, Medicare and Medicaid, programming and statistical analysis, quality of care
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Elizabeth Becker

Graduate Assistant
beckere6@msu.edu
(517) 432-4037

 

Kevin Brooks, MSc, PhD

Director, Program Evaluation & HSR Unit
brooks52@msu.edu
(517) 432-8385


Health information technologies, health information exchange, biopharmaceutical and big-data analytics
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Debra Darling, RN, BSN

Director, Quality Improvement Programs
darlin22@msu.edu
(517) 432-9822


Disease management, health care quality, managed care, quality improvement, risk management
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Joan Deschamps, BA

Specialist- Outreach
descha14@msu.edu
(517) 432-9821


Community-based services, mental health, public health, special health care services, vulnerable populations
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Julie DuPuis, MPA

Data Resource Analyst
dupuisju@msu.edu
(517) 432-1701


Health care administration, health services research, Medicaid, policy analysis
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Sabrina Ford, PhD, ABPP

Associate Professor, Dept of OB/GYN
sford@msu.edu
(517) 432-8369


Health prevention programs evaluation, Medicaid, rural and urban health equity, health risk research, maternal and infant health, women’s health
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Ariel George

Graduate Assistant
george51@msu.edu
(517) 353-1664

 

Hyokyoung (Grace) Hong, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor
hhong@msu.edu
(517) 432-9826


Machine learning, high-dimensional data analysis, survival analysis, quantile regression, graphical models
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Laura Houdeshell-Putt, DrPH

Health Care Quality Project Coordinator
houdeshe@msu.edu
(517) 432-7229


Quality improvement, health information technologies, public health, epidemiology
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Libby Jensen

Student Clerical Assistant I
jense130@msu.edu
(517) 432-4222

 

Rachel Justice, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CMSRN

Consultant
turneyra@msu.edu

 

Christine Karl, RN, BA

Health Care Quality Project Coordinator
ckarl@msu.edu
(517) 432-9829


Chronic disease management, health care ethics, maternal health, pediatrics, philosophy, quality improvement, vulnerable populations
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Sang Kyu Lee

Graduate Assistant
leesa111@msu.edu 
(517) 353-8131

 

Zongqiang Liao

Professional Aide
liaozong@msu.edu 
(517) 353-2526

 

Courtney Lowe

Office Coordinator II
lowecou1@msu.edu
(517) 432-9830

 

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Zhehui Luo, MS, PhD

Associate Professor
zluo@msu.edu
(517) 884-3966


Epidemiology, health services research, statistics
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Dana McCarthy

Financial Administrator
mccart77@msu.edu
(517) 432-4323


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Kathleen Oberst, RN, PhD

Director
oberstka@msu.edu
(517) 432-9824


Health services research, quality improvement, nursing, epidemiology
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Molly Polverento, MSEd, CPH

Specialist- Outreach
smeltzer@msu.edu
(517) 884-0434


Family medicine, health information technologies, medical education, public health
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Mandy Rathore

Student Research Assistant III
rathore6@msu.edu
(517) 353-2527

 

Tom Renwick, JD

Specialist- Outreach
renwickt@msu.edu
(517) 432-9807

 

Kathy Stiffler, MA

Senior Advisor, Health Policy
stiffl14@msu.edu
(517) 353-5383

 

Health policy, public health, Medicaid, health education, Maternal and Child Health, children and youth with special health care needs

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Patrick Thompson, MS

Data Resource Analyst
thomp705@msu.edu
(517) 353-9884


Data management, data science, epidemiology, informatics, program evaluation
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Meghan S. Vanderstelt, MPA

Director, Health Policy Unit 
sifuente@msu.edu
(517) 432-8364

 

Medicaid policy, health information technology, health information exchange, Clinical Community Linkages, health and human service integration
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Liang Wang

Doctoral Candidate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
wanglia2@msu.edu