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 at the University of Michigan Departments of Internal Medicine and Health Management and Policy.  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
The Leapfrog Group

Andy Chasin
Blue Shield of California

Michael Chernew
Harvard University

Sara Collins
The Commonwealth Fund

Paul Fronstin
EBRI

Thadd Gormas
Gormas & Associates

Justine Handelman
BCBSA

David Hom
EXL Health

Kimberly Jinnett
Genentech

Christine Juday
Discern Health

Dan Leonard 
Association for Accessible Medicines

Molly MacDonald
The Pink Fund

David Mirkin
Milliman, Inc.

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