IHPI Briefs

Leading voices on today's health policy issues

Sanjay Saint

Dr. Sanjay Saint’s research program focuses on enhancing patient safety by preventing healthcare-associated complications, with a special focus on reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), one of the most common and...

Brant Fries

A leader in the fields of healthcare policy and assessment methodology, Dr. Brant Fries has devoted his career to developing assessment measures to improve the care of vulnerable populations across a broad spectrum of healthcare settings...

Vineet Chopra

Dr. Vineet Chopra’s research program is devoted to improving the use of vascular access devices and preventing device-associated complications, which rank among the most costly and prevalent healthcare-acquired conditions in the U.S....

Learn about future research and policy challenges in this section's video

Kidney disease significantly alters the quality of life of millions of people worldwide who live with this illness, as well as the family and friends who may provide care for them. It exacerbates a host of other chronic conditions, contributing both to shortened lifespan and a huge cost burden...

Q&A with Katherine Gold

IHPI Member Katherine Gold, M.D., M.S.W., M.S., whose research focuses on reducing stillbirths and early infant death, recently contributed to the Lancet series on “Ending Preventable Stillbirths,” which rolled out earlier this...

Julia Adler-Milstein
Studying the state of electronic health information exchange in America—and charting its course forward

These days, you can summon a private driver to your exact location in minutes with a mobile phone app, have conversations in real time with strangers around the world in 140-character bursts, and find arcane information in seconds. ...

A legal scholar’s role in studying healthcare reform

In March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act became federal law.
Two months later, Nicholas Bagley, J.D., joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty. The timing may be coincidental. But the impact of the
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Q&A with Matthew M. Davis

Since his career began, Matt Davis has been interested in policy-relevant issues, and bridging the gap between academia and government using research. In the past three years, he had an unprecedented chance for direct involvement and...

A study published in the journal Health Affairs showed the availability of primary care appointments actually improved for people with Medicaid in the first months after the State of Michigan launched the Healthy Michigan Plan under the Affordable Care Act. The research, led by...

Dr. Michelle Macy is a fellowship-trained pediatric health services researcher and pediatric emergency physician with a focus on child passenger restraint behaviors among parents of children younger than 13 years. Her research focuses on...

Prescription drug overdoses have become an alarming public health issue linked to increased rates of opioid prescribing and use - what does the research tell us about how to prevent dangerous and even fatal side effects from opioids?

Learn more about the work of Dr. Darrell "Skip" Campbell, Jr., and the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) that focuses on reducing common surgical complications to improve outcomes, cost-effectiveness, and care before, during,...

Shifting the Health Care Cost Discussion from How Much to How Well

In the 1990s, a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Michigan led by A. Mark Fendrick, MD, developed a concept to restructure health benefit designs so they better supported the clinical indications for care. The concept...