Sandy Goel, PharmD
Senior Administrative Manager of the Michigan Medicine Wellness Office
Sangeeta “Sandy” Goel, PharmD, is the Senior Administrative Manager of the Michigan Medicine Wellness Office. In this role, she is responsible for leading the strategic and operational goals of the Wellness Office, whose mission it is to improve the workplace well-being of all its faculty, staff and learners across the organization.
Dr. Goel comes from a diverse health care background where she has developed high performing teams and been recognized for creating positive organizational impact. Her prior experience includes medical affairs/medical communications at Johnson and Johnson, Inc./Janssen Pharmaceuticals; pharmacy benefits with the University of Michigan (U-M) Human Resources Benefits Office; and, leading the Michigan Medicine Specialty Pharmacy Services program. In this role, she held corporate responsibility in the Department of Pharmacy Services leading its employee engagement strategic goals and initiatives.
Dr. Goel serves as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the U-M College of Pharmacy. She is past president of the U-M College of Pharmacy Alumni Board of Governors, former board member of the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance, and a graduate of the U-M Business and Finance Leadership Academy.
Dr. Goel received a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) from the U-M College of Literature, Science and the Arts, and her Doctor of Pharmacy with High Distinction from the U-M College of Pharmacy.
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Shan Parker, PhD
Director of Public Health and Health Sciences, Associate Professor of Health Education, UM-Flint
Dr. Shan Parker focuses on working with minority populations, specifically African Americans in addressing disease prevention. Her areas of interest include HIV/AIDS and STD prevention and reproductive health. She also works in the areas of diabetes education, nutrition, and breast and cervical cancer prevention. Dr. Parker is the principal investigator on a research project to address HIV and gonorrhea prevention among youth. She has also conducted research with HIV prevention and substance abuse, and is engaged in evaluation research with a number of programs in the community. Dr. Parker has worked in developing culturally sensitive interventions for minority populations including women, adolescents, and persons in substance abuse treatment and has brought her expertise to many community agencies in Flint to address these health issues among its citizens. She received her doctorate in Health Education and Health Promotion jointly from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health where she also received her M.P.H.
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Srijan Sen, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Associate Vice President for Health Sciences, Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Professor of Depression and Neurosciences
Srijan Sen is the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Professor of Depression and Neurosciences and Associate Vice President for Research-Health Sciences at the University of Michigan. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, completed a psychiatry residency at the Yale University and returned to Michigan as faculty in 2009. Dr. Sen leads the Intern Health Study, a longitudinal cohort study that assesses stress and mood in training physicians, enrolling over 22,500 participants from 80+ institutions. The project has produced high-impact findings across a wide range of interdisciplinary academic topics including genomics, mobile technology, economics, gender and racial disparities, survey methodology and medical education policy. Work from the study has been published in JAMA, BMJ and JAMA Internal Medicine and covered in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine and other media outlets. These papers have been cited over 120 times, on average, with two of the papers ranking among the Altmetrics top 100 most-discussed articles of the year. Dr. Sen is a member of the National Academy of Medicine Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being. His clinical practice focuses on helping physicians with depression and anxiety.
Senior Director, Michigan Dining
Steve Mangan is Senior Director of Michigan Dining, one of the nation's largest dining operations. It includes nine dining halls, 24 markets and cafes, and catering operations across the Ann Arbor campus. Since Steve's arrival in 2014, Michigan Dining has launched four renovated dining halls and five cafés, with three new locations opening this fall. He continues to elevate student involvement and achieve ambitious sustainability goals in local food procurement, composting, recycling and waste reduction. His expertise comes from three decades in the food service industry—first as a chef and restaurateur, and later in leadership roles at three Big Ten colleges. He is recognized as a contributor in his profession and his community, including working with The Hoosier Hills Food Bank in Bloomington, Indiana and LIFT Chicago to combat poverty and expand economic opportunity. Steve holds a B.S. in Psychology from Michigan State University and an A.O.S. in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America.
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Susan Zill, R.N.
Mott Children's Hospital Operating Room Staff Nurse
Susan Zill is a registered nurse currently serving as an Operating Room Staff Nurse at Mott Children's Hospital. She has been with the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) since 1979. She received her education from Mack School of Nursing Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology and Eastern Michigan University. Susan has been a member of numerous UMHS committees and currently serves on the Mott Perioperative Patient and Family Centered Care Committee and the U-M Long Term Disability Review Committee. She is also a member of the Voices of the Staff Program Management Team and the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN).
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Trish Meyer, EdM
Managing Director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI)
Trish Meyer is the Managing Director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), after serving as the interim managing director since January 2021. Trish joined IHPI in May, 2016 as Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Education Programs. In this role she was responsible for developing and launching collaborative signature initiatives which align with the Institute’s mission and engage the interdisciplinary expertise of IHPI’s members. In addition, Trish provided oversight for the Institute’s portfolio of education and training programs for faculty, research fellows, and students.
Before joining IHPI, Trish was the Manager of Outreach & Education at the U-M Depression Center from 2005 to 2016, where she gained extensive experience developing, implementing, and evaluating educational initiatives related to adolescent and young adult mental health. Previously Trish worked for 10 years creating and managing national educational outreach campaigns for WGBH Public Television in Boston. Trish completed her undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Michigan, and her Master’s degree in education at Harvard.
Weiyun Chen, PhD
Director, Physical Activity and Health Laboratory and Associate Professor of Health and Fitness, U-M School of Kinesiology
Dr. Chen's research focuses on developing innovative and effective physical activity intervention strategies for promoting physically active habits to enhance physical and psychological health and wellness and to improve cognitive abilities in youth and adults. She has conducted extensive studies on how innovative PE curriculum and quality teaching practices help students become physically fit, active, skillfully competent, and intrinsically motivated children. As a PI, she has successfully implemented two different three-year U.S. Department of Education Carol White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant projects, entitled, "Reach the Bar Together," and "Smart Kids and Health Kids." Dr. Chen has delivered over 100 presentations at international and national conferences. She has authored one book, two book chapters, 45 peer-reviewed research manuscripts and co-authored three peer-reviewed research articles. She was president for AERA SIG and AAHPERD NASPE C and I Academy. She also chaired AERA SIG Senior Scholar Lecture Committee, AAHPERD Research Writing Award Committee, and AAHPERD Pedagogy Panel Review Committee. Currently, she is associate editor of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. She is the 2016 Eastern China Scholar awarded by Shanghai City.
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Zora Djuric, PhD
Research Professor, Family Medicine and the Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health
Dr. Zora Djuric has a joint appointment as a Research Professor in Family Medicine and in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the School of Public Health. She is also a member of the Cancer Biology faculty. Her research focuses mainly on the role of nutrition in cancer prevention, and she has collaborations in diverse areas that utilize dietary approaches for improving health in other domains. Nationally she is active in the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (ASN) and serves on the Nutritional Sciences Council (2015-2017). She is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the International Carotenoid Society and a Fellow of the Obesity Society with a current position on Scientific Review Committee (2017-2019). She is active in grant and manuscript review nationally and internationally, and she has over 130 publications.
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