Meet Our Students

 

Betsy Q. Cliff
Betsy Q. Cliff
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.
Peter Geppert
Peter Geppert
Peter is a first year graduate student pursuing a Master of Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.  Prior to relocating to Ann Arbor for school, he worked at Epic Health Systems in Verona, WI as an Implementation Consultant on the company’s physician billing software.  In this role, he worked on revenue cycle installs at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Regional Health.  In 2015, he earned his BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Operations & Technology Management as well as a degree in History.
Sunil Gollamudi
Sunil Gollamudi
Sunil is a first year graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Health in Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.  He graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2016 with a BA in Medical Anthropology.  He previously worked in Quality and Patient Safety at the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.  Sunil’s interests include strategy and operations when utilizing clinical nuance, and health equity- specifically in improving ease of access and quality of patient care.
Ashley Haglund
Ashley Haglund
Ashley is currently a first year graduate student pursuing a Master of Health Services Administration and a certificate in Health Informatics at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health.  She graduated from Michigan State University in 2012 with a BA in Professional Writing and a BS in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science.  She previously worked in health care marketing and communications in Pasadena, California.  Her interest areas include consumerism in health care, quality metrics and reporting, and mental and behavioral health care.
Marianthi Hatzigeorgiou
Marianthi Hatzigeorgiou
Marianthi is a Master in Health Services Administration student, concentrating in Global Health Management and Policy, at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health.  She graduated from Indiana University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, and Bachelor of Science in Human Biology.  After her Bachelor’s degrees, she worked as a program supervisor at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana, creating multidisciplinary preventative clinics.  Her interests include multidisciplinary “mobile home” models, global health, and strategy and operations in relation to value-based care.
Hannah Lucas
Hannah Lucas
Hannah Lucas is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan. Though she majored in Neuroscience and German, Hannah’s minor in Gender and Health and time spent abroad led her to develop an interest in health policy and its impact on health disparities. She hopes to further explore this interest over the course of her year with the V-BID Center before attending medical school and pursuing a combined MD/MPH. 
Kristen Lunde
Kristen Lunde
Kristen is a first year graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Health in Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 with a BA in Political Science and International Studies.  Prior to returning to school, she worked in population health and policy at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the International Rescue Committee in Washington, DC.
Sarah Rubin
Sarah Rubin
Sarah 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.  She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a BA in Urban Studies and Medical Anthropology.  She previously worked at L&M Policy Research, a health services research and consulting firm in Washington, D.C.  Her interests include consumer decisions regarding insurance, improving health equity, and population health.

Maggie Shope
Maggie Shope
Maggie is a rising senior at the University of Michigan pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Physics.  After graduating, she plans to attend medical school and pursue a career in primary care.  Her interests include holistic patient-centered care and the interaction between healthcare policy and individual health.  She is interested in the V-BID Center’s patient-centered approach to healthcare policy and hopes to gain tools and knowledge about the U.S. healthcare system that she can use to better serve her patients in the future.  Outside of school and work, Maggie loves to run and is trying to learn to cook food other than Mac ‘n Cheese.
Rashna Soonavala
Rashna Soonavala
Rashna is a rising sophomore at the University of Michigan and will be applying for a B.S. in Public Health Sciences with a minor in Spanish.  Rashna currently works as a research assistant in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and is a member of Michigan’s UNICEF club.  While at V-BID, Rashna hopes to learn more about ways in which low-income families can effectively spend their health care dollars in order to receive the medical services they deserve.  Apart from work, Rashna enjoys watching late night television, eating spicy food, and tossing a frisbee in the Arb.
Ryan Zayance
Ryan Zayance
Ryan is a first-year Master of Health Services Administration candidate at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, with hopes of working in strategy and operations at an academic hospital.  He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a BS in Movement Science and a minor in Business Administration.  Prior to starting graduate school, Ryan worked as a summer intern for V-BID.  Ryan is interested in innovative solutions to rising insurance premiums, hospitals’ transition to value-based models, and V-BID’s role in HSA-Eligible High-Deductible Health Plans.