Health Policy Fellows
Health and human services
Mental health and substance use
Founding Executive Director
Marianne Udow-Phillips is the founding executive director of CHRT. 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.
Marianne 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.
- Long-term services and supports: A comprehensive process to inform the development of Michigan’s statewide LTSS strategic plan
- Integrating public health and primary care: Designing a demonstration project to strengthen systems
- Innovative financing models for addressing social needs with a special focus on supportive housing
- An all-star zoom tribute to Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of CHRT
- Detroit Today discusses health care and the 2020 election with guests, Marianne Udow-Phillips and Yasmeen Abutaleb
- Detroit Free Press speaks with Udow-Phillips about COVID-19 response, other major health concerns