Keith E. Kocher, MD, MPH
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.
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.
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.
Jason J. Ham, MB, BCh, BAO
Adult Care PATH Consultant
Dr. Ham is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. He developed and directed the University of Michigan Medical Observation Service which opened its doors in 2009. He enjoys quality improvement projects and has implemented numerous care guidelines. He remains active within the observation medicine community, facilitating and lecturing at national conferences.
Michelle L. Macy, MD, MS
Pediatric Care PATH Consultant
Michelle Macy is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Michigan Medicine. She is a faculty in the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center. Dr. Macy is dually fellowship trained in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Health Services Research, earning her Master’s of Health and Healthcare Research from the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School.
Jessica Kauffmann, MSA
Senior Program Manager
Jessica Kauffmann, MSA, leads the day to day operations at MEDIC. Jessica bring experience from her former roles as a Blue Cross Clinical Improvement Coordinator where she helped build a HEDIS© Supplemental Data Exchange and other evidenced based care tracking initiatives. Jessica currently is focusing on implementing LEAN strategies for MEDIC and its partners.
April Proudlock, BBA, RN
Clinical Info Analyst Senior
April Proudlock, BBA, RN, ensures that MEDIC abstractors have the tools and knowledge needed to enable efficient and accurate data entry. Whether auditing records or conducting trainings, April ensures timely and accurate data in the MEDIC registry.
Emily White, MS
Emily White, MS, is the statistician for MEDIC. Emily provides analytic support on a wide range of operational and quality improvement projects for the team. She also collaborates with emergency medicine physicians on writing abstracts/ manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and academic conferences.
Alyson Stone is the Data Manager for MEDIC. She is responsible for reviewing and cleansing data, as well as performing quality checks to ensure data integrity.
Megan Hogikyan, MPH
Megan Hogikyan, MPH, is the Coordinator for the MEDIC Program on Alternatives to Hospitalization (PATH). Her focus in this role is to support and facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of PATH with our MEDIC partners.