Jim Dupree

Jim Dupree, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Urology
Director, Michigan Value Collaborative


Jim Dupree, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Urology at the University of Michigan, completed his residency at Northwestern University and an advanced fellowship in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (infertility) at Baylor College of Medicine.  He also completed a Health Policy Fellowship with the American College of Surgeons.

Now part of the Divisions of Andrology and Health Services Research, Dr. Dupree specializes in the advanced treatment of male infertility, low testosterone, and erectile dysfunction. He provides a range of expert services for couples/patients, including infertility evaluations, vasectomies, vasectomy reversals, testicular biopsies, sperm extractions, varicocelectomies, and penile implants.  Dr. Dupree also teaches University of Michigan medical students and residents about male infertility, androgens, erectile dysfunction, and federal health care policy.

Additionally, Dr. Dupree is the Director of the Michigan Value Collaborative and a member of the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and Center for Health Outcomes and Policy.  The Michigan Value Collaborative is a statewide quality improvement collaborative that leverages administrative claims data to define episodes of care and to help hospital leaders lower the cost and improve the quality of care provided.  Through this work, Dr. Dupree has expertise studying payment variation for numerous clinical conditions and identifying drivers of variation.  Dr. Dupree’s other research focuses on male infertility and reproductive health policy, with an emphasis on access to care and the impact of insurance coverage on infertility care.

In 2017, Dr. Dupree was awarded the American Urological Association James Gallagher Health Policy Scholar award.


Current Grants
5 R01 DA042859-05: oPIOIDS: Prevention of Iatrogenic Opioid Dependence after Surgery NIH-DHHS-US- 17- PAF02680
Co-I with Effort (Principal Investigator: Waljee, Jennifer Filip;Brummett, Chad Michael)
07/2017-04/2022. $3,137,204

5 R01 CA174768-05: Understanding optimal delivery systems for cancer care NIH-DHHS-US- 13-PAF04242 Co-I with Effort (Principal Investigator: Miller, David Christopher)
05/2014-04/2019. $2,000,594 ($486,648)

Michigan Value Collaborative Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Hospital Collaborative Quality Initiatives James M. Dupree, MD, MPH, PI
05/2015-01/2019. $1,347,331 ($1,347,331)

Understanding the relationship between Medicare's Readmission Reduction program and 30-day readmissions among patients in Michigan with private insurance BCBSF- 17-PAF07838
Co-I without Effort (Principal Investigator: Kaye, Deborah)
12/2017-11/2018. $10,000

Past Grants
The contribution of sex ratio distortion to male subfertility in humans and mice. U of M Reproductive Sciences Program
James M. Dupree, MD, MPH, Co-PI
02/2017-01/2018. $25,000 ($25,000)

Understanding the cost, quality, and utilization implications of providing insurance coverage for in-vitro fertilization M- Cubed
James M. Dupree, MD, MPH, PI
11/2015-12/2017. $60,000 ($60,000)

Ann Arbor Dow Division Health Services Research Symposium Dow James M. Dupree, MD, MPH, Co-PI
04/2016-03/2017. $10,000 ($10,000)

Educational grant in support of the American College of Surgeons Health Policy Fellowship American College of Surgeons
James M. Dupree, MD, MPH, PI
06/2011-06/2012. $15,000 ($15,000)

Published Articles or Reviews

Sheetz KH, Kenney B, Dupree JM, Campbell DA, Englesbe MJ. Targeting Value-Driven Quality Improvement for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Michigan. Ann Surg. 2017. PMID28742681

Ellimoottil C, Syrjamaki JD, Voit B, Guduguntla V, Miller DC, Dupree JM. Validation of a claims-based algorithm to characterize episodes of care. Am J Manag Care. 23(11):e382-e386. 2017. PMID29182359

Ellimoottil C, Khouri RK, Dhir A, Hou H, Miller DC, Dupree JM: An Opportunity to Improve Medicare's Planned Readmissions Measure. J Hosp Med. Oct;12(10):840-842, 2017. PM28991951

Lee JS, Hu HM, Brummett CM, Syrjamaki JD, Dupree JM, Englesbe MJ, Waljee JF. Postoperative Opioid Prescribing and the Pain Scores on Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey. JAMA. 317(19):2013-2015. 2017. PMID28510669

Guduguntla V, Syrjamaki JD, Ellimoottil C, Miller DC, Prager RL, Norton EC, Theurer P, Likosky DS, Dupree JM: Drivers of Variation in 90-day Episode Payments for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts (CABG). JAMA Surg. 2017. PM28832865

San Juan J, Hou H, Ghani KR, Dupree JM, Hollingsworth JM. Variation in Spending around Surgical Episodes of Urinary Stone Disease: Findings from Michigan. J Urol. Epub ahead of print. 2017. PMID29180300

Herrel LA, Syrjamaki JD, Linsell SM, Miller DC, Dupree JM. Identifying Drivers of Episode Cost Variation with Radical Prostatectomy. Urology. 97:105-110, 2016. PMID27496300

Myers SN, Ghani KR, Dunn RL, Lane BR, Schervish EW, Gao Y, Linsell SM, Miller DC, Montie JE, Dupree JM. Notable Outcomes and Trackable Events after Surgery: Evaluating an Uncomplicated Recovery after Radical Prostatectomy. J Urol. 196(2):399-404. 2016. PMID26916722

Dupree JM, Dickey RM, Lipshultz LI: Inequity between male and female coverage in state infertility laws. Fertil Steril. 105(6):1519-22, 2016. PM26953734

Dupree JM: Insurance coverage for male infertility care in the United States. Asian J Androl. 18(3):339-41, 2016. PM27030084
Mehta A, Nangia AK, Dupree JM, Smith JF: Limitations and barriers in access to care for male factor infertility. Fertil Steril. 105(5):1128-37, 2016. PM 27054307. 

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