About

Faculty Advisory Committee

Top U-M scientists and researchers serve on the Faculty Advisory Committee for Precision Health at the University of Michigan (PH). The committee makes recommendations to the co-directors and Executive Committee for the overall scientific direction, strategies, and investments in PH research programs and infrastructure. By bringing together researchers from a range of interest areas, the committee creates opportunities for collaborative research among faculty from different schools, Michigan Medicine, and health care organizations throughout Michigan. The committee also provides review support and helps establish the objectives for the PH competitive grants program.   

The committee is chaired by John Ayanian, MD, MPP. Ayanian is the director of U-M’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) and the Alice Hamilton Professor of Medicine,U-M Medical School, as well as a professor of Health Management and Policy, U-M School of Public Health, and professor of Public Policy, U-M Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.  

Regular members include:

  • Brian Denton, Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, and Professor, Urology, Medical School
  • Karen Farris, Charles R. Walgreen III Professor of Pharmacy Administration and Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy; and Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health
  • Eric Fearon, Professor, Human Genetics; Professor, Internal Medicine; Professor, Pathology; Director, U-M Rogel Cancer Center; Chief, Division of Molecular Medicine & Genetics; and Emanuel N. Maisel Professor of Oncology, Medical School
  • Betsy Foxman, Professor, Epidemiology; Director, Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health
  • Rich Gonzalez, Amos N. Tversky Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Statistics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Director, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research
  • Wallace Hopp, C.K. Prahalad Distinguished University Professor of Business and Engineering, Professor of Technology and Operations, Associate Dean for Part-Time MBA, Stephen M Ross School of Business; Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering
  • H.V. Jagadish, Bernard A. Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering; Director, Michigan Institute for Data Science
  • Matthias Kretzler, Professor, Internal Medicine,and Research Professor, Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Medical School
  • Preeti Malani,Chief Health Officer, Office of the President; Professor, Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases, Medical School 
  • Donna Martin, Donita B. Sullivan Research Professor in Pediatrics; Professor, Pediatrics; and Professor, Human Genetics, Medical School
  • Doug Noll, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; Professor, Radiology, Medical School; and Co-Director, Functional MRI Laboratory
  • Elizabeth Speliotes, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, and Associate Professor, Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Medical School
  • Jianzhi (George) Zhang, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Marshall W. Nirenberg Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Brian Zikmund-Fisher, Associate Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education, School of Public Health, and Research Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Medical School

Ex-Officio members include:

  • Michael Boehnke,  PH Co-Director; Richard G. Cornell Distinguished University Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health; and Director, U-M Center for Statistical Genetics and Genome Science Training Program
  • Roger Cone, Vice Provost and Director, Biosciences Initiative
  • Al Hero, Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, College of Engineering, and Co-Director, Michigan Institute for Data Science
  • Sachin Kheterpal, PH Co-Director; Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, and Associate Dean for Research Information Technology, Medical School
  • Steven L. Kunkel, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Endowed Professor of Pathology Research, Professor of Pathology, Co-Director, Division of General Pathology, Medical School
  • John Meeker, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, and Senior Associate Dean, Research, School of Public Health
  • Eric Michielssen, Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering; Louise Ganiard Johnson Professor of Engineering; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Srijan Sen, Associate Vice President, Health Sciences, UMOR; Professor of Depression and Neurosciences, Associate Chair for Research and Faculty Development, Department of Psychiatry
  • Jenna Wiens, PH Co-Director; Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering; and head of MLD3 research group