Grants Advisory Panel

Our Grants Advisory Panel consists of health care professionals from across Michigan. They help us assess proposals and decide which projects are worthy of funding.

Richard C. Adelman, Ph.D.
Director, professor
Biological Chemistry
Institute of Gerontology
University of Michigan

Lawrence J. Baer, Ph.D.
Consultant
Grand Rapids

Jane Banaszak-Holl, Ph.D.
Associate professor
Department of Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health
University of Michigan

Asheesh Bedi, M.D.
Assistant professor
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Med Sport
University of Michigan Health System
Adjunct assistant professor
Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

John E. Billi, M.D.
Associate dean for clinical affairs, professor
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan

James Bridges, M.D.
Senior associate medical director
Community Health Initiatives
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Clifford L. Broman, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Sociology
Michigan State University

Kirk J. Brower, M.D.
Associate professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Michigan Medical School

Robert Burack, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of medicine
Wayne State University
Karmanos Cancer Institute

Cleopatra Howard Caldwell, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
School of Public Health
University of Michigan

Seemant Chaturvedi, M.D.
Professor
Department of Neurology
Wayne State University

Derek E. Dimcheff, M.D., Ph.D.
Resident physician
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Health System

Kim Eagle, M.D.
Chief of clinical cardiology, clinical director
Cardiovascular Center
University of Michigan

Daniel Eisenberg, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
Department of Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health
University of Michigan

N. Cary Engleberg, M.D.
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Chief
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Michigan

John M. Flack, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, interim chair
Department of Internal Medicine
Wayne State University

Scott A. Flanders, M.D.
Director, hospitalist program
Professor of internal medicine
Associate chief, division of general medicine

University of Michigan Health System

Gary L. Freed, M.D., M.P.H.
Percy and Mary Murphy professor of pediatrics, child health delivery
Division of General Pediatrics
University of Michigan Medical School

Stephen S. Gebarski, M.D.
Professor
Department of Radiology
University of Michigan Medical School

Charles Given, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Family Practice
Michigan State University

John Goddeeris, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Economics
Michigan State University

Beth Goldman, M.D.
Physician consultant
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Allen Goodman, Ph.D.
Professor
Economics Department
Wayne State University

Carmen R. Green, M.D.
Associate vice president, associate dean
Health Equity and Inclusion
Professor of anesthesiology, obstetrics and gynecology and health management and policy
University of Michigan

John R. Griffith, M.B.A.
Andrew Patullo collegiate professor in hospital administration
Department of Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health
University of Michigan

Barbara J. Guthrie, Ph.D., R.N.
Associate professor emeritus
School of Nursing
University of Michigan

Andy Haig, M.D.
Professor
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Michigan

Jeffrey B. Halter, M.D.
Professor of internal medicine division chief
Geriatric Medicine
Director
Geriatric Center and Institute of Gerontology
University of Michigan Health System

James R. Holmes, M.D. 
Assistant professor
Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery
University of Michigan

Phillip Levy, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP
Assistant professor, assistant residency director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Wayne State University
Detroit Receiving Hospital

Jersey Liang, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health
University of Michigan

Richard L. Lichtenstein, Ph.D.
Associate professor
Department of Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health
University of Michigan

Milisa Manojlovich, Ph.D., R.N., C.C.R.N.
Associate professor
School of Nursing
University of Michigan

Laurence McMahon, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Chief
Division of General Medicine
University of Michigan Health System

James Montie, M.D.
Valassis professor of urologic oncology
Department of Urology
University of Michigan Medical School

Lisa A. Newman, M.D., M.P.,F.A.C.S.
Director
Breast Care Center
Professor of surgery
University of Michigan

Mary M. Noel, M.P.H., Ph.D., R.D.
Professor of nutrition, associate chair
Academic Affairs
Michigan State University

Deborah Oakley, Ph.D.
Professor emeritus and interim director
Healthy Asian American Program
School of Nursing
University of Michigan

Kagan Ozer, M.D.
Associate professor of orthopedic surgery
University of Michigan

Nola J. Pender, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Professor emeritus
School of Nursing
University of Michigan

Neal W. Persky, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical director
Glacier Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center
Geriatrics Center
University of Michigan Health System

Barbara Pieper, Ph.D., R.N., C.W.O.C.N., C.S., F.A.A.N.
Professor, nurse practitioner
College of Nursing
Wayne State University

Richard H. Price, Ph.D.
Barger family professor, director
Interdisciplinary Program on Organizational Studies
Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan

Phillip Rodgers, M.D.
Assistant professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of Michigan Health System

Mary A.M. Rogers, Ph.D., P.S.E.P.
Research director
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan

Sanjay Saint, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Director
Patient Safety Enhancement Program
University of Michigan Health System

Kendra Schwartz, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Associate professor
Department of Family Medicine
Wayne State University

David Share, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior vice president
Value Partnerships
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Medical director
The Corner Health Center

James A. Shayman, M.D.
Professor of internal medicine and pharmacology, associate vice president for research — health sciences
University of Michigan

Michael Simon, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
School of Medicine
Wayne State University

Miron Stano, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Economics and Management
Oakland University

Ira Strumwasser, Ph.D.
Retired executive director and CEO
BCBSM Foundation

Marianne Udow-Phillips, M.H.S.A.
Director
Center for Healthcare Quality and Transformation

Ksenia I. Ustinova, Ph.D.
Associate professor
School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences
Central Michigan University

Deborah Banazak Wagenaar, D.O.
Associate professor, geriatric psychiatrist
Department of Psychiatry
Michigan State University

Teresa Wehrwein, Ph.D., R.N.
Associate dean for academic and clinical affairs, associate professor
College of Nursing
Michigan State University

Robert Dean Welch, M.D., M.S.
Associate professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Wayne State University
Detroit Receiving Hospital

Henry M. Wellman, Ph.D.
Professor of psychology
Center for Human Growth and Development
University of Michigan

Feleta Wilson, Ph.D., R.N.
Associate professor
School of Nursing
Wayne State University

Robert J. Zalenski, M.D.
Director of clinical research
Department of Emergency Medicine
Wayne State University

Robert A. Zucker, Ph.D.
Professor of psychiatry and psychology, director
Addiction Research Center
University of Michigan