Ayşe G. Büyüktür
Ayşe G. Büyüktür is a senior research area specialist with the University of Michigan School of Information and holds appointments at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) and the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR). At CHRT, Büyüktür serves as the program manager for MI Community Care, a cross-sector care coordination program for individuals with complex health and social needs.
Büyüktür first started working with CHRT in 2016 as a consultant for the Livingston – Washtenaw State Innovation Model (SIM) intervention, the predecessor to MI Community Care. Her work centered on identifying design requirements for a shared health information technology platform to support the coordination work of participating health and social services agencies. She subsequently joined the intervention team in the design, implementation, and operations of the program. The program has evolved over the years and received new funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in 2021.
Büyüktür is a strong believer in community engagement with research and program implementation to improve individual and population health. She is particularly interested in understanding and addressing issues around social determinants of health, integrated care, chronic illness management, and continuity of care, and specifically focuses on the use of collaborative health technologies to support care practices.