Coordinating Center Team

Our dedicated staff

Clinical Leadership

Keith E. Kocher, MD MPH

Program Director


Dr. Kocher is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan. He is also a health services researcher affiliated with the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) and committed to improving the performance of emergency care.

kkocher@med.umich.edu

Michele M. Nypaver, MD

Program Co-Director for Pediatrics


Dr. Nypaver is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Michigan. She is a practicing pediatric emergency physician with experience in local as well as national quality improvement initiatives. Her interest lies in improving the outcomes of children visiting emergency departments.

michelen@med.umich.edu

James M. Pribble, MD

Lead for Quality Initiatives


Dr. Pribble is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan and former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. His interests include health services methodology, clinical processes, and outcomes

jpribb@med.umich.edu

Brad J. Uren, MD

Lead for Site Relations


Dr. Uren is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan. As a lifelong resident of Michigan, and native of the Upper Peninsula, Dr. Uren is devoted to promoting the delivery of efficient, safe care to all residents of the state of Michigan. He has state and national leadership experience, having served as a recent past president of the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians.

bjuren@med.umich.edu