Event Archive

The University of Michigan’s Department of Learning Health Sciences partners with the Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation and the Office of Research to convene the LHS Collaboratory: a hub for advancing interdisciplinary research and development of learning health systems at the University of Michigan. 

Below are the archives of all the Collaboratory's previous events ranging from the 2016 to current academic year. 

2020 - 2021 Collaboratory Archive

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Reflections on Learning to Improve: Foundational Ideas, Observations from Practice, and Building a Field


Dr. Bryk’s talk describes a set of normative challenges that confront us, including ways to shift from pursuing the hot new idea as the silver bullet to continuously improving how core processes and systems in educational institutions work. It is a distinct form of inquiry that values basic research knowledge and rigorous evidence about new programs and interventions, but that also sees efforts aiming to solve problems of practice reliably and at scale as generating its own form of generalizable knowledge. It transforms the core improvement question from “What Works” into “What Works for Whom and under What Set of Context Conditions.”


Anthony S. Bryk, President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching


Donald J. Peurach, PhD, Professor, University of Michigan School of Education; Senior Fellow, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching


Elizabeth Birr Moje, PhD, Dean, George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education, and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor School of Education; Faculty Associate in the Institute for Social Research; Latino/a Studies; and the Joint Program in English & Education, University of Michigan

Caren M. Stalburg, MD, MA, Collaborative Lead for Education; Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
LHS as a Driver of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The October 2020 LHS Collaboratory shared lessons from health advocates working on the frontlines to make healthcare and health more equitable. These thought leaders and do-ers illuminated the transformative power of LHSs - and the diverse and inclusive communities of interest that are collaborating to realize them.


Joshua C. Rubin, J.D., M.B.A., M.P.P., M.P.H., Program Officer, Learning Health System Initiatives


Luis Belén, Chief Executive Officer of the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative)

Danielle Brooks, J.D., Director of Health Equity, Amerihealth Caritas

Melissa S. Creary, Ph.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy School of Public Health

Thursday, September 17, 2020: 
Seminar Series Fall Symposium Kick-Off - Academic Medical Centers as Learning Health Systems

The Collaboratory's fall symposium event showcased the LHS experiences of three research-intensive academic centers that have been promoting LHS methods.  Distinguished senior colleagues from Duke, Vanderbilt, and Washington University, described and discussed their institutions' work in this area.  They discussed strategies employed, investments made, challenges encountered, and successes achieved.


Carol R. Bradford, M.D., M.S., Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Dean's Chair in Medicine, Ohio State University


Kevin B. Johnson, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.M.I., Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor & Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics Professor; Department of Pediatrics Informatician-in-Chief, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Christopher J. Lindsell, Ph.D., Professor of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University; Co-director of the HEAlth Data Science, (HEADS) Center, Vanderbilt University

Philip R. O. Payne, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.I., F.A.M.I.A., Janet and Bernard Becker Professor and Director, Institute for Informatics (I2); Associate Dean for Health Information and Data Science, Chief Data Scientist, Washington University School of Medicine

Michael Pencina, Ph.D., Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University; Vice Dean for Data Science and Information Technology, Duke University

Eric G. Poon, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine, Chief Health Information Officer, Duke University

2019 - 2020 Collaboratory Archive

July 29, 2020: LHS/COVID-19 Webinar - International Collaboration to Realize a Global LHS for COVID-19: Lessons from Italy, Spain, and the United States

Charles P. Friedman, Chair, of the Department of Learning Health Sciences, Josiah Macy Jr. Professor of Medical Education at the University of Michigan Medical School, as well as Professor of Information and Public Health; Pablo Rivero, Senior Health and Public Sector Advisor for Everis / NTT Data, Member of the Digital Health Roster of Experts, World Health Organization
COVID-19 in Italian Nursing Homes: A Tragic Past and a Promising Future
Paolo Stocco, Executive Board Member, EuroHealthNet, a not-for- profit partnership of organizations, agencies and statutory bodies working on public health, disease prevention, promoting health, and reducing inequalities
A Globally Applicable Data-Driven Systems Approach to COVID-19
Francisco Ros, President, First-Tech Engineering, former Qualcomm Board Member, and former Secretary of State for Telecommunication and the Information Society in the government of Spain
Global Standards as an Essential Foundation for a Systems Approach
Rebecca Kush, Chief Scientific Officer for Elligo Health Research, President of Catalysis Research, Fellow for Japan’s TRI (Translational Research Center for Medical Innovation), Founder and President Emeritus of CDISC
The Comprehensive, Innovative Approach of Asturias, Spain
Borja Sanchez Garcia, Minister of Science, Innovation and University of the Asturias Principality government, Senior Researcher at the Dairy Research Institute, Scientific Founder of Microviable Therapeutics SL
Patient Perspectives and the Role of Telemedicine
Esther Gil Zorzo, President of Educatec Foundation, Diabetes Coordinator in HM Hospitals, Former President of the FEAED (National Federation for Diabetes Educators) and Member of the Executive Committee of the FEND (Federation European Nurses Diabetes)
Public Health Preparedness and Learning Health Systems
Joshua C. Rubin, Program Officer for Learning Health System Initiatives at the Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School
Prospects for the Future
Douglas Van Houweling, Professor Emeritus of Information, School of Information and Professor Emeritus in Service of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School

June 2, 2020: Learning Health Systems in the Time of COVID-19

Speakers: Charles P. Friedman, PhD, Karandeep Singh, MD, MMSc, Allen Flynn, PhD, PharmD, Anne Sales, PhD, RN, and  Jody Platt, MPH, PhD

March 24, 2020: Mobilizing Computable Biomedical Knowledge at Michigan Medicine

Speakers: Michael Lanham, MD, and Karandeep Singh, MD, MMSc

February 25, 2020: Value Proposition of Learning Health Systems

January 30, 2020: Applications of AI/Machine Learning in Gastroenterology

December 12, 2019: Holiday Luncheon

October 29, 2019: Meeting the Data Need of the Learning Health System

September 26, 2019: Fall 2019-2020 LHS Collaboratory Kick-Off: The year of LHS Implementation and Acceleration

2018 - 2019 Collaboratory Archive 

April 18, 2019: LHS Spring Symposium 

March 19, 2019: Peter Margolis, MD, PhD: Healthier Together:  Collaborative networks of patients, clinicians and researchers working together to transform care

February 12, 2019: Nancy Kass, ScD: Ethics for a Learning Health Care System: The "Common Purpose" Framework

January 15, 2019: Rachel Richesson and U-M Colleagues: Mobilizing Computable Biomedical Knowledge (MCBK)

December 18, 2018: LHS Connections and Synergies: Spotlight on Learning Communities and Learning Health Systems Panel Presentation

November 29, 2018: Marc Williams, MD, Patient-Centered Precision Health In A Learning Health System: Geisinger's Genomic Medicine Experience

October 23, 2018: Ron Stock, MD: Learning Innovations: Oregon’s Health Reform Policy to Practice

September 18, 2018: Fall Kickoff and Poster Session 

2017 - 2018 Collaboratory Archive  

May 23, 2018: Managing Value in Health Care through Continuous Learning

Speakers: David F. Massaro, MD, MHCDS, MBA, FACHE, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

April 24, 2018: Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA, Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) and Rajiv Saran, MBBS, MD, MRCP, MS, Director of USRDS Coordinating Center

March 20, 2018: Learning Medical Education Systems in 2043: Lessons from the Past 25 Years, 

Speakers: David H. Roberts, MD, Dean for External Education and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

February 20, 2018: Worldwide Progress Toward a Learning Health System

Speakers: Charles Friedman, PhD, Chair of Department of Learning Health Sciences, Surveillance and Prevention of NCDs: Applying LHS Principles to Kidney Disease,

Rajiv Saran, MBBS, MD, MRCP, MS, Director of USRDS Coordinating Center, Developing a Community-Based Learning Health System,
Part 2, and

Michael Klinkman, MD, MS, Co-Director of Great Lakes Research Into Practice Network

January 16, 2018: Computable Biomedical Knowledge for a Learning Health System, 

Speakers: Harold P. Lehmann, MD, PhD, FACMI, Director of Research and Training, Division of Health Sciences Informatics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Stephen M. Downs, MD, MS, Director Children's Health Services Research, Indiana University 

December 15, 2017: Creating a Learning Health System: Translating Research into the Standard of Care

Speaker: William D. Smoyer, MD, Director of Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Nationwide Children's Hospital

November 7, 2017: Foundation Funding at Michigan: Trends and Resources for Learning Health System Initiatives

Speakers: Joesph M. Piffaretti, Senior Director, Corporate and Foundations Relations,U-M Medical School

October 5, 2017: CancerLinQ: A learning health information network for quality

Speaker: Allen Lichter, MD, FASCO, former Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and former Dean of the U-M Medical School

September 8, 2017: Precision health and updates on funding for learning health system initiatives

Speaker: Sachin Kheterpal, MD, MBA, Associate Dean for Research Information Technology and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, U-M Medical School

2016 - 2017 Collaboratory Archive 

May 26, 2017: The Knowledge Grid: Infrastructure to support Knowledge FAIRness for the LHS. Allen Flynn, PharmD

April 27, 2017: Seminar series presentation, Ethical, legal and social implications of learning health systems panel presentation with Andrew Shuman, MD, Kayte Spector-Bagdady, JD, MBioethics, and Nicholson Price, JD, PhD

March 14, 2017: Seminar series presentation, Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD

January 13, 2017: Seminar series presentation, Michael Dorsch, PharmD

November 29, 2016: Seminar series presentation, Darrell A. Campbell, Dr., MD and Greta Krapohl, PhD, RN

October 4, 2016: Kick-off meeting and luncheon