Brian Hallstrom, MD
Brian Hallstrom, MD is the Co-Director of MARCQI. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Hallstrom received his medical degree from Boston University before completing a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan. He completed an adult reconstruction fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital before returning to Ann Arbor to practice at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He joined the University of Michigan faculty in 2008.
Richard E. Hughes, PhD
Richard E. Hughes, PhD is the Co-Director of MARCQI. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, and Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University and PhD from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the University of Michigan faculty in 1998, he worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in orthopaedic biomechanics.
Mark E. Cowen, MD
Mark E. Cowen, MD is Chief, Clinical Decision Services at the St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, MI. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science (epidemiology) from the Harvard School of Public Health. He serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Managed Care. Previously, he was Vice-President of Performance Improvement for Allegiance, LLC, a physician-hospital organization. He and his colleagues at the Quality Institute have extensive experience with using large databases of clinical and billing data to assess and improve health care quality.
Thomas Zheng, PhD, MS, MSE
Thomas (Huiyong) Zheng, PhD, MS, joined MARCQI as an Expert Statistician in 2016. Prior to joining MARCQI, Dr. Zheng has been a senior staff in Biostatistics and faculty member, Associate Research Scientist, in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan since 2004. He has BS, MS in Mathematics and PhD in Control Theory (NPU China) and post-doctoral in Scientific Computing (Tsinghua University China). He worked in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EECS and Industrial & Operation Engineering IOE University of Michigan as post-doctoral research fellow from 2000 to 2004 (also earned an MSE in IOE with a focus on Statistics and Quality Control). Dr. Zheng has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in methodology and epidemiological/health studies. He has been a Principle Investigator or co-investigator in many research projects and playing leading role in analytics among collaborative studies.
Rochelle Igrisan, MBA, MSN, RN
Rochelle Igrisan is the Senior Project Manager for MARCQI. She has a BSN and MSN from Wayne State University and an MBA from Bowling Green State University. Rochelle has a great deal of experience in nursing administration at the Director and Assistant Vice President levels. Her quality improvement, patient safety and risk management experience includes Michigan OB Keystone and Ascension Health HENS work (Hospital Engagement Network) for Obstetrics and Pediatrics. She joined MARCQI in 2013.
April Richmond, BSN, RN
April Richmond, BSN, RN is one of the Senior Clinical Information Analysts (CDA Coordinators). She joined the MARCQI team in February of 2012 bringing over ten years of experience in quality improvement, patient safety, and registry involvement. April received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan-Flint and her clinical background includes operating room and neurosurgical nursing.
Mary Gumtow, BSN, RN
Mary Gumtow, BSN, RN is one of the Senior Clinical Information Analysts with MARCQI. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Detroit Mercy. Mary joined MARCQI as a hospital Clinical Data Abstractor in 2011. In her previous position as a Clinical Informatics Nursing Analyst, Mary developed nursing and physician documentation and order sets in addition to training front line staff in the use of the electronic medical record. Mary’s clinical background includes a broad range of specialties from Cardio-thoracic to Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Rehabilitation, Psychiatric and General Medicine. Mary joined the Coordinating Center staff in 2014.
Rebecca Fleckenstein, MSN, RN
Rebecca Fleckenstein, MSN, RN is one of the Senior Clinical Information Analysts for MARCQI. Rebecca received her nursing degree from Washtenaw Community College and her MSN in Nursing Informatics from Chamberlain College of Nursing. She has experience in project management, workflow analysis and standardization of documentation. Her nursing background includes experience in general medicine, telemetry, emergency medicine, PACU, endoscopy and GI/Hepatology research. Rebecca joined the MARCQI team in 2016.
Anne Kagay-Lidster is the Administrative Assistant for MARCQI. Anne received her Associates Degree from Washtenaw Community College in Visual Arts (Photography, Graphic and Web Design). In her previous position as a Lead Research Technician, she provided support to engineering projects with data processing, report preparation, and logistics. Anne joined the Coordinating Center staff in 2014.