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.
Andy Scott, MHSA
Andy Scott is the project manager for MEDIC. He has master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering as well as Health Management and Policy. He previously worked as a project manager for the Clinical Design and Innovation team at Michigan Medicine. He brings a wealth of experience to MEDIC and looks forward to leading the collaborative in a positive direction.
Carrie Smith, MSN, RN
Clinical Info Analyst Senior
Carrie ensures that MEDIC abstractors have the tools and knowledge needed to enable efficient and accurate data entry. Prior to MEDIC, she was a Nurse Practitioner in Thoracic Surgery and has also worked in the Adult Medical Observation Unit in the ED at Michigan Medicine.
Emily White, MS
Emily 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 is the Data Manager for MEDIC. She is responsible for reviewing and cleansing data, as well as performing quality checks to ensure data integrity.
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.
Megan Hogikyan, MPH
Megan Hogikyan 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.
Christie brings a wealth of administrative experience from her former roles in Hospital Medicine at the University of Michigan and Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University, where she was the managing editor of the Resuscitator quarterly newsletter.