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 inaugural director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at U-M. The Institute incorporates over 670 faculty members from 15 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, health care disparities, and health equity, and he has served in key health policy advisory roles to state and federal government. He is also the founding editor in chief of JAMA Health Forum, the JAMA Network journal focused on health policy. In addition to his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, he holds an MPP from Harvard's Kennedy School.
- MD, Harvard Medical School
- MPP, Harvard University
- Inaugural editor in chief, JAMA Heath Forum
Read the announcement of JAMA Health Forum as a peer-reviewed journal, May 6, 2021.
Ayanian JZ. Crucial questions for US health policy in the next decade. JAMA 2021; 325:1397-9. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.1470 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2778510
Cliff BQ, Hirth RA, Ayanian JZ. Enrollee premiums in Medicaid: Insights from Michigan. N Engl J Med 2022; 386:2352-4. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2201059 https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2201059
Heisler MA, Lapidos A, Kieffer E, Henderson J, Guzman R, Cunmulaj J, Wolfe J, Meyer T, Ayanian JZ. Impact on health care utilization and costs of a community health worker program in Detroit, 2018-2019: a randomized program evaluation. Am J Public Health 2022; 112(5):766-75. https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.2021.306700
Becker NV, Moniz MH, Tipirneni R, Dalton VK, Ayanian JZ. Utilization of women's preventive health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. JAMA Health Forum 2021; 2(7):e211408. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.1408