Faculty Affiliates

David Hanauer, MDDavid Hanauer, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Clinical Associate Professor of Information

Dr. Hanauer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School, and his clinical area is in general pediatrics. In his various roles at the University, Dr. Hanauer devotes effort to support multiple health system initiatives including care, quality, and research. His research interests include clinical and health informatics, with a focus on electronic health records, workflow, and the secondary use of clinical data. Examples of current projects include the ongoing development and support of a search engine for electronic medical record systems.


David Hutton, Ph.D.
Asssistant Professor of Health Management and Policy

David Hutton holds a Ph.D. from Stanford's department of Management Science and Engineering with a focus on health policy modeling. Prior to joining Stanford's Ph.D. program, David worked for a consulting company that focused on mathematical modeling and for several silicon valley software companies. David's current research is focused on health policy and medical decision making. His research and influence on national and international hepatitis B policy earned him the first place prize in the "Doing Good with Good OR student paper competition" from the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.


David Hanauer, MDBlake Lancaster, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Child Behavioral Health

Dr. Lancaster is a Licensed Psychologist and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Behavioral Health at the University of Michigan Health System. He received his Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from Western Michigan University, and completed his internship and post-doctoral training at the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska where he also served as a junior faculty member from 2008 through 2012. Dr. Lancaster’s clinical practice focuses on providing behavioral health services in primary care pediatric settings using the integrated behavioral health co-location model. This integrated approach allows for delivery of empirically-based treatments for a wide variety of behavioral health concerns that arise in primary care pediatric settings (e.g., sleep problems, toileting issues, ADHD problems, anxiety, depression and general behavior problems).


Prashant Mahajan, MDPrashant Mahajan, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. Mahajan is currently the Chair, Section of Emergency Medicine, for the American Academy of Pediatrics. His research interests are in infection/inflammation and in the area of clinician diagnostic decision making. He has been serially funded by NIH for the evaluation of the febrile infant with the use of novel RNA expression analysis using microarrays to define bacterial and non-bacterial biosignatures. He is involved in patient safety and quality and is funded by AHRQ on the study of diagnostic errors in the pediatric emergency setting.


Julie Lumeng, MDJulie Lumeng, M.D.
Research Associate Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Lumeng is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician whose research focuses on the prevention of childhood obesity, particularly in low-income groups. She focuses on the potential biological pathways underlying links between psychosocial stress, eating behavior, and obesity in young, high-risk children. Her work also investigates maternal feeding beliefs and practices and how these may relate to childhood obesity risk. She also directs a community based obesity prevention trial based in Head Start settings, as well as examining links between Head Start program characteristics and obesity risk.


Peter Polverini, DDS, DMSCPeter Polverini, D.D.S., D.M.SC.
Professor of Dentistry
Professor of Pathology


Dr. Polverini is a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in the School of Dentistry and Division of Oral Pathology/Medicine/Radiology. His research focuses on angiogenesis (the growth of blood vessels) and its relationship to cancer and inflammatory disease. More recently, he has turned his attention to health policy issues surrounding new models of collaborative care and access to care for chronically underserved populations.


Meredith P. Riebschleger, M.D., M.S.Meredith Riebschleger, M.D., M.S.
Clinical Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases,
Pediatric Rheumatology

Dr. Riebschleger's research focuses on identifying and improving different mechanisms of health care delivery to stretch the reach of the limited pediatric subspecialty workforce. She is especially interested in the use of patient/parent reported outcomes and telemedicine for children who live far away from academic medical centers like the University of Michigan. Dr. Riebschleger's clinical interests include the care of children with all forms of rheumatologic diseases.


Wen Ye, Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Research Scientist, Biostatistics
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biostatistics


Dr. Ye is a Research Associate Scientist in the Department of Biostatistics. Wen joined the University of Michigan after she earned her doctoral degree in Biostatistics at the University of Michigan in 2006. Her research focuses on disease modeling using longitudinal analysis, survival data analysis, joint modeling, and microsimulation models.