Health Equity
Michigan Medicine's Commitment to Inclusive Healthcare Research and Access

Dedicated to providing equitable care to all patients and improving the lives of people who have been marginalized.


A patient’s race, age, gender, disability-status, location, and many other factors can impact the way they are treated when seeking care, what therapies are available to them, and their health-related quality of life and life expectancy.

Michigan Medicine researchers are dedicated to bringing about health equity, transforming how the next generation of scientists approach health related research, and ensuring that all people have access to the best healthcare and the ability to live long, healthy lives

Health Equity Researchers
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labcoat Goncalo Abecasis
Felix E Moore Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics
Professor of Biostatistics
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
labcoat James L Abelson
Professor of Psychiatry and Program Director
Academic Director Ambulatory Psychiatry
labcoat Nadeem Abou-Arraj, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Jeremy Adler Jeremy Adler
Professor of Pediatrics
Interim Section Head, CHEAR
General Pediatrics
labcoat Andrew J Admon, MD, MPH, MS
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Jim Aikens James E Aikens
Dr Max and Buena Lichter Research Professor of Family Medicine
Associate Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Professor of Family Medicine
Gorav Ailawadi Gorav Ailawadi
Helen F and Marvin M Kirsh Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Chair, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
labcoat Huda Akil
Gardner C Quarton Distinguished University Professor of Neurosciences
Gardner C Quarton Collegiate Professor of Neurosciences in the Michigan Neuroscience Institute
Professor of Psychiatry and Research Professor
Michigan Neuroscience Institute
labcoat Jawad Al-Khafaji
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Ilyas S. Aleem MD Ilyas S Aleem, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FAAOS
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Medical Director, MPLAN
Medical Director, UMMG
Program Assistant, Resident Research, Orthopaedic Surgery
allen-john John I Allen
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
Andrea Almeida Andrea Almeida
Associate Professor of Neurology
Latest Publications
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Association of Health Professional Shortage Area Hospital Designation With Surgical Outcomes and Expenditures Among Medicare Beneficiaries
Mullens, CL, Lussiez, A, Scott, JW, Kunnath, N, Dimick, JB, Ibrahim, AM, Ann Surg, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1097/SLA.0000000000005762
PMID: 36538612
The Pursuing Excellence Collaborative: Engaging First-Year Residents and Fellows in Patient Safety Event Investigations
Paull, DE, Newton, RC, Tess, AV, Bagian, JP, Kelz, RR, Weiss, KB, J Patient Saf, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1097/PTS.0000000000001150
PMID: 37493368
“They had the lunch lady coming up to assist”: The experiences of menarche and menstrual management for adolescents with physical disabilities.
Streur, CS, Kreschmer, JM, Ernst, SD, Quint, EH, Rosen, MW, Wittmann, D, Kalpakjian, CZ, Disabil Health J, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1016/j.dhjo.2023.101510
PMID: 37544804
Association of prolonged symptom duration with poor outcomes in lumbar spine surgery: a Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative study.
Hamilton, T, Bartlett, S, Deshpande, N, Hadi, M, Reese, JC, Mansour, TR, Telemi, E, Springer, K, Schultz, L, Nerenz, DR, Abdulhak, M, Soo, T, Schwalb, J, Khalil, JG, Aleem, I, Easton, R, Perez-Cruet, M, Park, P, Chang, V, J Neurosurg Spine, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.3171/2023.5.SPINE23249
PMID: 37347591
Patient-Centered Outcomes After a Medication Adherence Intervention: a Pilot Study
Cho, J, Song, M, Niziol, LM, Heisler, M, Resnicow, K, Musch, DC, Lee, P, Darnley-Fisch, D, Newman-Casey, PA, J Glaucoma, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1097/IJG.0000000000002228
PMID: 37054438
High Deductibles are Associated With Severe Disease, Catastrophic Out-of-Pocket Payments for Emergency Surgical Conditions
Scott, JW, Neiman, PU, Scott, KW, Ibrahim, AM, Fan, Z, Fendrick, AM, Dimick, JB, Ann Surg, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1097/SLA.0000000000005819
PMID: 36762565
The Demands of Surgery Residency: More Than Just Duty Hours?
Gates, RS, Kemp, MT, Evans, J, Liesman, D, Pumiglia, L, Matusko, N, George, BC, Sandhu, G, J Surg Res, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1016/j.jss.2023.04.026
PMID: 37327639
Assessment of racial and ethnic inequities in copay card utilization and enrollment in copay adjustment programs
Ingham, M, Sadik, K, Zhao, X, Song, J, Fendrick, AM, J Manag Care Spec Pharm, 2023 Sep; DOI:10.18553/jmcp.2023.23021
PMID: 37548953
Animated microscopic image of the glioblastoma's tumor microenvironment
Health Lab
New model of key brain tumor feature could help scientists understand how to develop new treatments
Model shows how oncostreams form and behave in brain tumors – and how to inhibit them
News Release
U-M researchers receive Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards to study neurodegeneration
Six University of Michigan researchers recently received collaborative pair pilot project awards from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to study neuroscience and neurodegenerative disease.
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Health Lab
Less chemoradiation is possible for some cancer patients
Some oropharynx cancer patients may qualify for less radiation treatments, according to a new study from experts at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center.