Meet our Staff

A. Mark Fendrick
Director

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
Research Director

Dr. Richard Hirth is a Professor and 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
Program Manager

Susan Lynne Oesterle manages and coordinates all aspects of the V-BID Center’s activities.

Advisory Board

Brian Agnew
Pfizer

John Ayanian
Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation

Jill Berger
Unaffiliated

Andy Chasin
Blue Shield of California

Michael Chernew
Harvard University

Sara Collins
The Commonwealth Fund

Paul Fronstin
EBRI

Thadd Gormas
Gormas & Associates

John Halpin
Aon

Justine Handelman
BCBSA

David Hom
Scio Health Analytics

Kimberly Jinnett
Center for Workforce Health and Performance

Christine Juday
Unaffiliated

Molly MacDonald
The Pink Fund


David Mirkin
Milliman, Inc.

Robert Mirsky
Aetna

Kavita Patel
Johns Hopkins

Lonny Reisman
Health Reveal

Jeff Rideout
Integrated Healthcare Association

James Robinson
Univ. of California, Berkeley

Lewis G. Sandy
UnitedHealthcare

William Shrank
Humana

Jason Spangler
Amgen

Kathryn Spangler
Spangler Strategies

Mark Stejbach
Unaffiliated

Brian Sweet
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Andrew Webber
Discern Health

Daniel Wolfson
ABIM Foundation