Dr. Michael McKee

Michael M. McKee, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

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


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Michael M. McKee CV (PDF)

Twitter: @deafmd1

Administrative Contact

Lilly Pritula, (734) 998-7120 x320, lillyp@med.umich.edu


Dr. McKee is a family physician with clinical and research expertise in disability health. As a physician with a hearing loss, he is especially interested in advocating for the rights of Deaf and hard of hearing patients to obtain equitable health care. His research focus includes health disparities for individuals with various disabilities, health information accessibility, health literacy, and telemedicine applications. He is also interested in the application of eye trackers and mixed methodologies to study how individuals acquire health information through visual and incidental learning opportunities. Dr. McKee is the current president of the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses (AMPHL).

He sees patients at Family Medicine at Dexter Health Center →

Areas of Interest

Research Interests


Medical School
  • M.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 2001
  • Palmetto Richland Hospital, Family Medicine, Columbia, S.C., 2004
Advanced Degrees
  • M.P.H.: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 2010
Board Certification
  • Family Medicine


Current Research
  • Hearing Aid Receipt by Geographical, Socioeconomic Status, and Health Literacy, U-M Geriatrics Center/Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center/Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), Principal Investigator
  • Developing a New Model for Integrated Health Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Co-Principal Investigator 
  • Mechanisms of Health Literacy and Information Accessibility in the Deaf, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Principal Investigator
  • Teaching Healthcare Providers to Facilitate Self-Management of Spinal Cord Injury, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Co-Investigator
  • Health Literacy Among Deaf American Sign Language Users and Cardiovascular Health Risk, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH, Principal Investigator
  • Early Audiology Referral in Primary Care, NIH/NIDCD, Co-Investigator
In the News

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September 18, 2017: Learners and physicians with disabilities are at home at Michigan: A statement on disability inclusion in medical education

Written by the department of family medicine, with contributions from across the University of Michigan Medical School

New York Times

July 24, 2017:  Research Mentions: The New York Times and Slate feature work by family medicine researchers

Recent articles in both Slate and the New York Times echo the work of U-M family physicians Drs. Philip Zazove and Michael McKee--envisioning a health system that actively and equitably serves patients (and doctors) with disabilities

July 14, 2017:  Governor Snyder Appoints Dr. McKee to Advisory Council

He will join the Advisory Council on Deaf, DeafBlind and Heard of Hearing.  

Published Articles via PubMed

Published Articles or Reviews

Key Publications 
  1. McKee M, Smith S, Barnett S, Pearson T. "What are the benefits of training deaf and hard-of-hearing doctors?" Acad Med, 2013;88(2):158-61.
  2. McKee, M. Caring for older patients who have significant hearing loss. Am Fam Physician, 2013;87(5):360-6.
  3. McKee M, Thew D, Schlehofer D. Ethical issues in conducting research with deaf populations. Am J Public Health, 2013;103(12):2174-8.
  4. McKee M, McKee K, Winters P, Sutter E, Pearson T. Higher educational attainment but not higher income is protective for cardiovascular risk in Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users. Disabil Health J, 2014;7(1):49-55.
  5. Kushalnagar P, McKee M, Smith SR, Hopper M, Kavin D, Atcherson SR. Conceptual model for quality of life among adults with congenital or early deafness. Disabil Health J, 2014;7(3):350-5.

Web Sites

7300 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.
Dexter, MI  48130

1018 Fuller St
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-1213
Telephone: 734-998-7120, ext 315 (non patient calls only)
VP: 734-418-7851