A. Mark Fendrick, M.D.
is the Center’s Director and Professor at the University of Michigan in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Health Management and Policy. Read more
Dr. Richard Hirth
is a Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy and Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. Read more
Susan Lynne Oesterle manages and coordinates all aspects of the V-BID Center’s activities.
Ruchi Aggarwal is a Master of Health Services Administration student at the University of Michigan and has been a graduate student participant with the Center since October 2015. She is particularly interested in HSA-High Deductible Health Plans and Specialty Pharmaceuticals. Ruchi holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Management from Saint Louis University.
Christian Balcer is currently a Master in Health Services Administration student at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. He graduated from from Calvin College in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Operations and previously worked for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI, doing process improvement and lean implementation work.
Michael Budros is a current Master of Public Health student in Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. His interests are in global health policy and delivery, insurance benefit design, and translating research into policy innovation.
Betsy Querna Cliff is a doctoral student in the department of Health Management and Policy at UM’s School of Public Health. Her research interests include insurance benefit design, consumer engagement in health care costs and the effect of demand-side interventions to manage health care costs. She has recently been involved in several V-BID initiatives, including updating the regulations around high-deductible health plans and evaluating a state employee V-BID intervention. Betsy graduated from Dartmouth College and the Columbia University School of Journalism.
Molly is a current Master of Health Services Administration student in the Health Management and Policy Department at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She holds a BA in Global Health from the University of Michigan. Her interests include improving health care through innovative care delivery and financing models and promoting high value care.
Alex Kelsall is a medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford University, he worked for a consulting firm specializing in Medicare and Medicaid policy analysis and later performed research at Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center. Alex’s interests include the development and implementation of novel technologies, care delivery methods, and payment models that significantly increase the societal value of US health care.
Pat Oungpasuk is currently a first year graduate pursuing a Master of Public Health in Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in 2013, she worked at the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand helping to translate research into effective infectious disease policy for the Southeast Asia region. Her interest areas include knowledge translation, effectively implementing programs, monitoring and evaluation, and multi-disciplinary collaboration in public health.
Madeleine Peters is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan. She is pursuing a B.A. degree in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. Her interests include health policy, disparities, and health education.
Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
Blue Shield of California
The Commonwealth Fund
Employee Benefit Research Institute
Center for Healthcare Decisions
Scio Health Analytics
Integrated Benefits Institute
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
Univ. of California, Berkeley
Patricia R. Salber
Lewis G. Sandy
American Benefits Council
Maine Health Management Coalition