October 2022
Five U-M faculty, including four IHPI members, have been recognized for their contributions to a broad range of topics, including cardiovascular disease, epidemiology, hepatology, health inequities, and anesthesiology informatics and clinical research. IHPI members elected to NAM include:
Our Fiscal Year 2022 report describes how IHPI has played an important role in keeping U-M’s health services research engine powered and productive throughout the challenges of the last few years.
Our experts
Groundbreaking research, innovation, and intellectual energy
Climate change can affect health and health care systems in a variety of ways. In a new video, IHPI members Carina Gronlund, Ph.D., M.P.H., Sue Anne Bell, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FAAN, and Richard Hirth, Ph.D., M.A., discuss their work examining various climate-related health impacts.
New findings from the National Poll on Healthy Aging show that nearly half of adults age 50 to 80 have bought at least one kind of at-home health test, including 32% who purchased COVID-19 tests, and 17% who purchased a DNA test. Over four in five older adults said they would be somewhat or very interested in using an at-home medical test in the future.
Robin Roberts with Good Morning America surprised Feranmi Okanlami, M.D., M.S., clinical assistant professor of family medicine, with $1 million from the Craig H. Nielsen Foundation in support of his work leading the Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program at U-M. The program was formed in 2018 to address the inequitable access to physical activity opportunities for students with disabilities
at U-M. 

In the news
IHPI members making headlines
A national study suggests that risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as age, smoking and diabetes
not pre-existing heart diseaseare the main contributors to death and poor outcomes for critically ill COVID-19 patients. Senior author Salim Hayek, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine, and a team of Michigan Medicine researchers analyzed outcomes for more than 5,100 patients admitted to intensive care units.
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of our 600+ IHPI members.
Save the Dates
Events that connect and engage
Date: November 7, 2022
Time: 2:003:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom
Presenter: Pooja Lagisetty, M.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School
In this seminar, Dr. Lagisetty will discuss how policies have led to unintended access barriers for both people with chronic pain and opioid use disorders and will highlight potential solutions moving forward.

Browse upcoming seminars, lectures, and conferences, and catch recaps of past events
from the archives.
About IHPI
The Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation is committed to improving the quality, safety, equity, and affordability of healthcare services.

To carry out our ambitious mission, our efforts are focused in four areas:
  • Evaluating the impact of healthcare reforms
  • Improving the health of communities
  • Promoting greater value in healthcare
  • Innovating in health IT and healthcare delivery

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