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John Z. Ayanian

Alice B. Hamilton Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Policy; Professor of Internal Medicine; Professor of Health Management and Policy; Director, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation; Professor of Public Policy (by courtesy)

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.

Educational background

  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • MPP, Harvard University

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