Since 2007, Marianne Udow-Phillips has served as founding executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) at the University of Michigan. CHRT works to advance health care delivery, the health of the population, and access to care by transforming research and evidence into actionable policy approaches.
Prior to her leadership role at CHRT, Marianne served as director of the State of Michigan’s Department of Human Services (2004-2007) and senior vice president of health care products and provider services at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (1999-2004). Over the years, she has held many leadership roles at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (1988-2004, 1978-1985), and Mercy Alternative (1986-1988).
Marianne currently serves as a board member for the Grameen Foundation, University of Michigan Health System, Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, U-M Depression Center National Advisory Board, Greater Detroit Area Health Council, and Michigan Women's Foundation Emeritus Board. She has received numerous awards and honors over the years, including the Anti-Defamation League's "Women of Achievement Award"; Crain’s Detroit Business’s top 100 "Most Influential Women Award" (2002, 2007, 2016); and the Michigan Women's Foundation's "Women of Achievement and Courage Award."
Marianne holds a master’s degree in health services administration from the U-M School of Public Health. She is a lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the School of Public Health--both at the University of Michigan.