Meet our Staff

A. Mark Fendrick
A. Mark FendrickDirector
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
Richard Hirth
Richard HirthResearch Director
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 OesterleProgram Manager
Susan Lynne Oesterle manages and coordinates all aspects of the V-BID Center’s activities.

Advisory Board

Kirsten Axelsen


John Ayanian

Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation

Jill Berger


Andy Chasin

Blue Shield of California

Michael Chernew

Harvard University

Sara Collins

The Commonwealth Fund

Paul Fronstin

Employee Benefit Research Institute

Thadd Gormas

Gormas & Associates

David Hom

Scio Health Analytics

Kimberly Jinnett

Integrated Benefits Institute

Christine Juday


Tim McDonald

Aon Hewitt

David Mirkin

Milliman, Inc.

Robert Mirsky


Lonny Reisman

Health Reveal

Jeff Rideout

Integrated Healthcare Association

James Robinson

Univ. of California, Berkeley

Patricia R. Salber


Lewis G. Sandy


William Shrank


Jason Spangler


Kathryn Spangler

Spangler Strategies

Mark Stejbach


Brian Sweet

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Andrew Webber

Discern Health

Daniel Wolfson

ABIM Foundation