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Michigan OPEN

Our Team

The OPEN team is dedicated to combating the opioid epidemic through research, education, and community outreach.

Jennifer Waljee, MD, MPH, MS

Co-Director, Michigan OPEN Associate Professor, Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery; Vice-Chair of Health Services Research; George D. Zuidema Professor of Surgery; Director, Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy

Michael Englesbe, MD

Co-Director, Michigan OPEN Cyrenus G. Darling Sr. M.D. and Cyrenus G. Darling Jr. M.D. Professor of Surgery, Section of Transplantation Surgery, Department of Surgery

Chad Brummett, MD

Co-Director, Michigan OPEN; Senior Associate Chair for Research; Bert N. LaDu Professor of Anesthesiology; Professor, Anesthesiology, University of Michigan Medical School

Meet Our Board

Our Board

Mark Bicket, MD, PhD

Co-Director, Michigan OPEN Assistant Professor, Division of Pain Research, Department of Anesthesiology

Karen A. Cooper, MD

Lead on Pediatric Initiatives, Michigan OPEN Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Beth Seese, MS, CCRC

Program Director

Rebecca Jaschuk, MBA

Operations Manager

Lorena Jolta

Administrative Coordinator

Heidi Rieck, MPH

Research Area Specialist

Zahra Dawson

Clinical Subjects Coordinator

Alexander Hallway, BA

Michigan Pain-control Optimization Pathway Lead

Heather Lipkovich, MPH

Research Area Specialist

Lila Hatahet

Clinical Subjects Coordinator

Fonda Smith, MSW

Clinical Subjects Coordinator

Nicole Rouech, MAMC

Communications & Engagement Manager

Madeline Miller

Communications Specialist

Emily McKanna

Clinical Projects Coordinator

Lyle Johnson

Special Projects Coordinator

Ellie English

Clinical Subjects Coordinator

Hsou-Mei (May) Hu, PhD, MBA, MHS

Clinical Information Analyst

Vidhya Gunaseelan, MBA, MS, MHA

Clinical Information Analyst

Brooke Kenney, MPH

Clinical Information Analyst

Yenling (Anny) Lai, MSPH, MS

Research Area Specialist

Mehrdad Motamed

Data Manager