Lisa A. Prosser, Ph.D., M.S., was appointed assistant dean for research faculty on Feb. 1, 2019.
In her role, she provides leadership over research faculty appointments and promotions. This includes conducting third-year reviews and exit interviews for research faculty, faculty career development counseling, and assisting department chairs and administrators with difficult faculty issues, recruitment strategies, discipline and dismissal strategies, faculty track selection and disability complaints.
Prosser is a professor of pediatrics in the Medical School and health management and policy in the School of Public Health. She also directs the Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center. She served as director of faculty development in the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases from 2013-15.
She earned her doctorate in health policy from Harvard University, and Master of Science degrees in technology and policy, and management, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She joined the U-M faculty in 2008 as a research associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases. She earned promotion to associate professor in 2010, and professor in 2016.
Prosser’s research program uses methods of decision science and economic evaluation to measure the value of childhood health interventions. Her current areas of interest include the evaluation of health and economic outcomes for vaccination and newborn screening programs through simulation modeling and preference assessment.
Her recent honors include the John Eisenberg Award for Practical Application of Medical Decision Making Research from the Society for Medical Decision Making, and Impact Accelerator Award from the U-M’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.