Lorraine Buis, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Lorraine Buis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information
Areas of Research
mHealth for health promotion and chronic disease self-management; Behavior change; Health information technology; Pharmacogenomic testing within primary care


Department of Family Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
1018 Fuller St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-1213

Administrative Contact

Lilly Pritula, 734-998-7346, lillyp@med.umich.edu


Dr. Lorraine Buis is an Assistant Professor in the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine where her research focuses on the use of communication technologies for health promotion and chronic disease self-management. Dr. Buis completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Ann Arbor VA Health Services Research & Development Center of Excellence after obtaining her PhD in Mass Media from the Michigan State University Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media. Additionally, she holds a Master’s of Science in Information degree with a specialization in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Michigan School of Information, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University.



Advanced Degrees
  • MSI, Specialization in Human Computer Interaction, University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Mich., 2004
  • Ph.D., Mass Media, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., 2007
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Health Services Research
    and Development (HSR&D) Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2009