Become a Member

For decades, University of Michigan health services researchers have helped lead the nation in studies of health care delivery, quality, patient behavior, provider practice, safety, regulation, reform, economics and equity. 

The Institute is home to hundreds of individual researchers members from dozens of different health services research groups and departments across the University of Michigan’s three campuses. These IHPI members come together in novel, interdisciplinary collaborations to evaluate how health care works and how it can be improved, and advise policy makers to inform change.  Following is more information on becoming a member of IHPI.  

 

Membership Criteria  

Membership in the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation is available to University of Michigan faculty who meet the following criteria: 

Mid-Career and Senior Faculty  

  • An active appointment in a University of Michigan department* and locally based at one of the three U-M campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint).
  • A track record of independent, first-author research in health services or health care policy.
  • A record of extramural research support and productivity in health services or health policy research, and willingness to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Commitment to contributing to the mission of IHPI.

Early Career Faculty

  • An active appointment in a University of Michigan department* and locally based at one of the three U-M campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint).
  • The potential for first-author research and extramural research support in health services or health policy research, and willingness to participate in interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Commitment to contributing to the mission of IHPI.

 *IHPI members maintain their academic appointments in their home department, not within IHPI. Sponsored research accrues to and is managed by the members’ home department.

 

Membership Benefits  

  • Participation in a campus-wide interdisciplinary community of professionals studying how health care works and how it can be improved, and advising policy makers to inform change.
  • Website profile that includes a professional bio, recent news mentions, research and policy areas of focus, and relevant affiliations.
  • Access to services and resources provided by the IHPI Data & Methods Hub, Impact Accelerator, Education/Training & Faculty Development Programs, and Strategic Initiatives Catalyst that provides support for collaborations that align with IHPI’s strategic areas of focus.
  • Access to Institute leadership
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Eligible to submit proposals for IHPI funding awards.
  • Participation on leadership teams and working groups to shape the functioning and direction of the Institute.
  • Additional benefits

How to Apply  

Submit your CV along with a brief description of your specific health services / health policy areas of interest and engagement in IHPI to Stacy Trosell.  Your application will be reviewed by IHPI leadership on a rolling basis and a determination of membership based upon the criteria stated above. Notification of your application status is typically made within 30-45 days of application.