February 7, 2012
Joshua Stein, M.D., is selected as fellow of the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation Policy at U-M
Joshua D. Stein, M.D., M.S., Kellogg glaucoma specialist and researcher, is one of five U-M faculty chosen as research fellows by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT), a new fellowship program focused on building connections between health services research and policy for more effective, evidence-based health policy decisions.
The first of its kind in the nation, the fellowship will join five researchers from U-M and five Lansing policy makers to collaborate on projects. Experts in health policy will lead interactive sessions, pairing fellows to produce policy-relevant work on health issues of mutual interest. The fellowship is guided with support and leadership from the U-M Health System and the U-M School of Public Health.
In addition to Dr. Stein, the inaugural class of U-M research fellows includes: Barbara Brush, associate professor of nursing and co-coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the School of Nursing; Dr. Vanessa Dalton, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Medical School, and director of Program on Women's Health Care Effectiveness Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Dr. Christopher Kim, assistant professor of internal medicine and assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, Medical School; associate chief of staff, Office of Clinical Affairs; and associate medical director, Faculty Group Practice; and Edward Norton, professor of economics, Department of Economics, and professor of professor of health management and policy, School of Public Health.
The inaugural class of five policy fellows, including staff from the offices of Michigan’s senate and house majority and minority leaders and Department of Community Health include: Mark Burton, chief of staff, office of Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Senate; Katie Duggan, health policy analyst, House Democratic Policy Office, Michigan House of Representatives; Elizabeth Hertel, senior policy analyst, House Republican Policy Office, Michigan House of Representatives; Beth Nagel, health information technology manager, Michigan Department of Community Health; Cheryl Pezon, policy analyst, Senate Republican Policy Office, Michigan Senate.
For more information, please go to: www.chrt.org/fellowship
Written by Barbara Wylan Sefton
To learn about the CHRT, please contact Karen Stock at (734) 998-7555, firstname.lastname@example.org