CHRT announces its new class of Health Policy Fellows

February 17, 2022 | CHRT News

CHRT Health Policy Fellows

We’re pleased to announce that the 2022 cohort of CHRT Health Policy Fellows has been selected. These fellows will complete a four-month curriculum designed to build bridges between Michigan’s academic health researchers, nonprofit health leaders, and policymakers in Lansing. 

The 2022 CHRT Health Policy Fellows are:


  • Eva Cline – Policy Advisor, Michigan State House Republicans
  • Brianna Egan – Legislative Director, Michigan State Senator Winnie Brinks (D)
  • Joshua Lyman – Legislative Aide/Policy Services, Michigan State Representative Joe Tate (D)
  • Madeline Watts – Policy Advisor, Michigan State Senate Republicans
  • Marina Wyrzykowski – Legislative Analyst, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Nonprofit leaders

  • Elise Bur – Director, Center for Rural Health, Northern Michigan University
  • Kristie King – Association Executive, Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative
  • Madeleine McConnell – Addiction Specialist, Catholic Human Services
  • Kimberly Motter – Director of Quality and Training, Reliance Community Care Partners
  • Toluope Sonuyi – Founder/CEO/Health Director, Detroit Life Is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE)

Health services researchers

  • Steven Broglio – Professor of Kinesiology, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan
  • Marisa Eisenberg – Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
  • Claudia Figueroa-Romero – Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan
  • David Mendez – Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
  • Kirsten Woody Scott, – Resident, Emergency Medicine, Michigan Medicine

More information about the CHRT Health Policy Fellowship can be found at