Grant Advisory Panel

Grant Advisory Panel members are essential in ensuring that BCBSM Foundation support is directed toward research of the highest quality to improve health care access, quality and cost to improve the health of Michiganders.

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

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

David Julius Brown, M.D.
Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor, Pediatric Otolaryngology
University of Michigan Medicine

Jade Burns Ph.D., RN, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
University of Michigan

Cleopatra Howard Caldwell, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Health Behavior & Health Education
School of Public Health
University of Michigan

Bhavin Dalal, M.D.
Associate Professor
Vice Chief, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Sleep Medicine
Associate Program Director, Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship
Beaumont Health
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Gary L. Freed, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor
Pediatrics
School of Medicine
University of Michigan

Megan C. Frost, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair
Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
Michigan Technological University

Charles Given, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
College of Nursing
Michigan State University

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

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

Robert Goodman, D.O., MHSA, FACEP, FACOEP
Medical Director
Blue Care Network of Michigan

Gerod S. Hall, Ph.D., MPH
Senior Statistician
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Denise Soltow Hershey, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Michigan State University

Kenneth A. Jamerson, M.D., FASH
Professor, Internal Medicine
Frederick G.L. Huetwell Collegiate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Michigan Medicine

Phillip Levy, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP
Assistant VP for Translational Science and Clinical Research Innovation
College of Medicine
Wayne State University and Wayne Health

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

Rob Lyerla, PhD, MGIS
Professor
Western Michigan University

Nora Maloy, DrPH, MHSA
Adjunct Clinical Instructor   
Department of Global Reach   
University of Michigan Medical School

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

Laurence McMahon, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor
University of Michigan

Sharon Milberger, Sc.D.
Director
Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute
Wayne State University

Kagan Ozer, M.D.
Professor
Orthopedic and Plastic Surgery
University of Michigan

Phillip Rodgers, M.D.
Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of Michigan

Sanjay Saint, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief of Medicine
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
George Dock Professor
University of Michigan

Herbert Smitherman, Jr., M.D.
Vice Dean of Diversity and Community Affairs
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
School of Medicine
Wayne State University
President and CEO, Health Centers Detroit Foundation

Michael Simon, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University

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

Carmen A. Stokes, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC, BS-RN, CNE
Associate Professor
University of Michigan- Flint Campus
School of Nursing

Ira Strumwasser, Ph.D.
Executive Director & CEO (Retired)
BCBSM Foundation

Marianne Udow-Phillips, M.H.S.A.
Principal
MuConsulting

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

Gina Lynem-Walker, M.D. 
Associate Medical Director
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Lori J. Warner, Ph.D., LP, BCBA-D
Director
HOPE Center
Center for Human Development
Beaumont Children's (Beaumont Health)