Dr. John Ayanian is the Alice Hamilton Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Policy, the Alice Hamilton Collegiate Professor of Medicine at the Medical School, and professor of health management and policy at the School of Public Health, with a courtesy appointment at the Ford School. He is the director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at U-M. The Institute incorporates over 600 faculty members from 14 schools and colleges at U-M, including the Ford School. Dr. Ayanian has focused his career on health policy and health services research related to access to care, quality of care, and health care disparities, and has served in key health policy advisory roles to state and federal government. In addition to his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, he holds an MPP from Harvard's Kennedy School.