Our faculty members’ research interests are diverse, including areas such as healthcare quality and safety, ethics, delivery of healthcare, medical education, healthcare outcomes, cost of healthcare and pharmaceuticals, care of the disadvantaged and other vulnerable populations, history of medicine, and special issues in the care of patients with multiple diseases. They have published numerous papers on their research in a broad spectrum of publications.

Research Highlights

Major Financial Pain Follows Major Injury, U-M Study Shows

Nora Becker, MD, PhD and team find that medical debt in collections and bankruptcy are much higher in working-age adults after hospitalization for traumatic injury.

Could “Choosing Wisely” Help Fight Health Worker Burnout?

Ever Kerr, MD, MPH and colleagues recommend managers overseeing health care staff to focus more on asking clinicians to spend their time on the tasks that are most needed and reduce unnecessary work that contributes to burnout.

Chronic Health Conditions Associated with Worse Survival Rates for Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Lauren Wallner, PhD, MPH finds that the death rate for women with metastatic breast cancer is linked to the number of chronic health conditions they have, with Black women having the highest risk of death and rate of chronic conditions.

One in 10 Older Americans Has Dementia

Kenneth Langa, MD, PhD; Deborah Levine, MD, MPH; and colleagues find that people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment are more likely to be older, have lower levels of education, and to be racialized as Black or Hispanic.