Health Policy Fellows
Health and human services
Mental health and substance use
Founding Executive Director
Marianne Udow-Phillips is the founding executive director of the Center for Health research Transformation (CHRT) at the University of Michigan. As an independent 501(c)(3) impact organization, CHRT works to advance evidence-based care delivery, improve population health, and expand access to care.
Prior to her role at CHRT, Marianne served as the director of Michigan’s Department of Human Services (2004-2007) where she oversaw programs for Michigan’s most vulnerable citizens. Marianne came to the state service from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan where she served in leadership roles for more than 20 years and ended her service as SVP of health care products and provider services.
She holds a master’s degree in health services administration from the U-M School of Public Health, is a lecturer of public policy and public health at U-M, and serves on numerous local, state, and national boards and commissions.
- Addressing critical issues facing Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans and Community Mental Health Service Participants
- Leveraging data and applied research to improve economic mobility and address the impact of COVID-19
- Evaluating Michigan’s COVID-19 nursing home response and recommending data-driven, evidence-based strategies
- Designing integrated behavioral health services for Medicaid enrollees, background and case studies
- CHRT report evaluates Michigan’s nursing home strategy and provides recommendations for future approaches
- Reforms needed after systemic flaws in nursing homes worsen COVID-19: Read our piece in ABA journal on law and aging