John Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P.
Dr. John Ayanian is the inaugural Director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation which includes 675 faculty members from 15 schools and colleges at the University of Michigan, where he is the Alice Hamilton Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Policy, Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health, Professor of Public Policy in the Ford School of Public Policy, and a practicing general internist at Michigan Medicine. He leads a team of 15 faculty members conducting the federally-authorized evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan, which has expanded Medicaid coverage to more than 700,000 adults in Michigan. He previously served as an Associate Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and currently serves as founding Editor in Chief of JAMA Health Forum.
Dr. Ayanian is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, and Alpha Omega Alpha, and a Master of the American College of Physicians. He has received the John Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research from the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Distinguished Investigator Award from AcademyHealth. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Duke University, medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. He completed residency and fellowship training in primary care internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a post-doctoral fellowship in health services research at the Harvard School of Public Health.
- M.D., Harvard Medical School
- M.P.P., Harvard Medical School
- AB, Harvard Medical School
Access to care
Quality of care
Health equity & health care disparities
Social determinants of health care, including race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic factors, and insurance coverage