Education & Training Workgroup Leadership

The Education and Training Workgroup is charged with examining and identifying impactful, innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary education programs, utilizing experiential learning methods, or recommending new programs for undergraduate students and graduate students as well as mentorship and professional development opportunities for early career faculty.

If you have an education and training program or concept you would like to share with the workgroup please contact Jason Wolfe, IHPI Project Manager.


Caroline Richardson, M.D.

Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Richardson’s research focuses on physical activity and its effects on chronic diseases, web-based health interventions, diabetes, quality improvement, heart disease risk factor modification, and veterans’ health. She is the co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at U-M and IHPI Clinician Scholars Program. Dr. Richardson is also a member of IHPI’s Institute Leadership Team (ILT).

Digital Education Director

Karen Farris, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Professor, College of Pharmacy

Dr. Farris' research and teaching focus on social theories to examine how individuals manage medications and how pharmacists in primary care settings influence medication use. She studies individuals’ medication adherence, reasons for non-adherence, including concern and necessity beliefs, and self-reporting adverse effects. 

Workgroup Members

Patricia (Pattie) Abbott, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Dr. Abbott’s health services research focuses on the study, modification, and implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and the design of usable and error-mitigating Health Information Technology (HIT) in particular. She is also interested in extending her background in knowledge discovery in large datasets (data analytics) into better understanding visualization (making sense of huge collections of healthcare data in a way that provides value), human computer interaction, and user-centered design.

Lindsay Admon

Lindsay Admon M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Admon is an obstetrician/gynecologist whose research focuses on improving the care of women in the perinatal period. In particular, her research emphasizes addressing racial and ethnic disparities in maternity care and the growing impact of chronic conditions on maternal health. Dr. Admon serves on IHPI’s Education & Training Workgroup and is a graduate of the National Clinician Scholars Program at IHPI. 

Amy Cohn, Ph.D.

Professor, Industrial Operations Engineering, College of Engineering

Amy Cohn is an Alfred F. Thurnau Professor is the Associate Director of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS) and serves on IHPI's Institute Leadership Team (ILT). Her primary research interests are in applications of combinatorial optimization, particularly to healthcare and aviation, and to the challenges of optimization problems with multiple objective criteria.

Holly Jarman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

Dr. Jarman studies the effects of market regulation, particularly cross-border regulation, on health and social policies. She explores the consequences for health that arise when markets and political jurisdictions do not match, whether those jurisdictions are nation states or subnational governments. Her publications address questions related to the relationship between tobacco control regulation and the global trading system, the regulation of cross-border health markets and product supply chains, and cross-border data exchange to promote innovative methods of public health and environmental regulation. 

Lisa Prosser, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases

Dr. Prosser’s research focuses on measuring the comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of childhood health interventions using methods of decision sciences and economics. Research topics include evaluating long-term health and economic outcomes for newborn screening programs using simulation modeling, measuring public values for screening programs, and developing new methods for valuing family spillover effects of childhood illness. Her research on the economic impact of influenza vaccination has been used in setting national vaccine policy for children and for prioritizing subgroups in vaccine shortage years. 

Sarah Reeves, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Research Investigator, Pediatrics, Medical School

Dr. Reeves’ health services research seeks to identify and reduce health disparities among children with chronic conditions. Her work has focused on a specific vulnerable population, children with sickle cell disease (SCD), and her research topics include receipt of preventive care among children with SCD, such as stroke prevention efforts and antibiotics. In addition, her methodological work focuses on the use of administrative claims to accurately identify children with chronic conditions.

Andrew Ryan, Ph.D., M.A.

Associate Professor, School of Public Health

Dr. Ryan’s health services research focuses on pay-for-performance and public quality reporting, disparities, and healthcare policy analysis, including the evaluation of value-based purchasing programs implemented for hospitals, physicians, and Medicare Advantage plans. His main goal is to improve the quality of U.S. healthcare by identifying the incentive systems and practices that reduce quality of care, and by identifying new models of quality improvement. Other research seeks to understand the best ways to profile healthcare providers' outcome performance, and to evaluate the properties of difference-in-difference estimators.