Julie Bynum, MD, MPH

Margaret Terpenning Collegiate Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Associate Director, Health Policy & Research, Geriatric Center
Research Scientist, Institute of Gerontology
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs


Julie Bynum, MD, MPH

Dr. Bynum is the Margaret Terpenning Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Research Professor in the Institute of Gerontology, Geriatric Center Associate Director for Health Policy and Research, and a member of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. She received her medical and public health degrees from Johns Hopkins, did her residency and chief residency at Dartmouth, and completed specialty training in Geriatric Medicine at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Bynum then joined the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School.  She received prestigious awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar Program and the National Institute of Aging Beeson Scholar Program. She has been an Atlantic Philanthropies Health & Aging Policy Fellow, was a member of the National Academy of Medicine Committee that published “Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress” and was recently a Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. She is currently a member of the National Academy of Medicine Forum on Aging, Disability and Independence.

Dr. Bynum joined the University of Michigan in 2018 and was recently chosen to succeed Dr. Dick Simon as Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs for the Department of Internal Medicine.  She currently leads a robust portfolio of research, has taken on a diverse group of junior faculty mentees across the instructional, clinical and research tracks, and provides primary and consultative care to older adults. Dr. Bynum is well known for leading interdisciplinary research teams to study questions about the complex drivers of quality and costs for older adults and how to improve health care policy and performance using national administrative data.

Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimer’s (CAPRA)