Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Jean M. Malouin, M.D., M.P.H., died unexpectedly March 10 from medical causes.
A faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine since 1994, Dr. Malouin maintained a family medicine continuity practice at Briarwood Family Medicine for more than 20 years, specializing in women’s health and care of transgendered patients.
She served as medical director for Briarwood Family Medicine from 1996-2008 and associate chair for clinical programs in the Department of Family Medicine from 2002-13. During this time, she helped guide the department through significant clinical transformation, including development of team-based care, population management using the ClinfoTracker registry system, and implementation of MiChart electronic health record.
She had many national and regional leadership roles, including medical director and co-project lead for the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project (MiPCT), a statewide Michigan multi-payer patient-centered medical home (PCMH) pilot project involving more than 400 PCMH-designated practices and 350 care managers.
In 2012, she began a part-time position with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as a medical director with the value partnerships group, through which developed a care management resource center for physician organizations statewide. She also served on the executive committee of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, a Washington D.C.-based organization that promotes the development of team-based primary care.
She received her medical degree in 1991 from the University of Michigan, where she also completed her residency in family medicine in 1994, and a Master of Public Health degree in health management and policy in 2000.
"Jean was an extraordinary person who truly cared about people and had a way of connecting with others that few people have. This news is a shock to all of us, and Jean will be missed by everyone who knew her," noted Philip Zazove, M.D., the George A. Dean, M.D. Chair of Family Medicine.
Services will be private; a memorial farewell gathering will be held at a later date.