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Lillian Min, M.D., M.S.H.S.

Title and department:
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

Mailing address:
University of Michigan Geriatrics Center
300 North Ingalls
Room 966
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2007

Phone: 734-647-9982 Fax: 734-936-2116


Research Interests
My primary research is in prioritizing technical care processes in ambulatory care to improve survival and functional status outcomes in complex older patients.  This research utilizes geriatric and general medical quality measures developed by the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders Study (ACOVE). In this research on older patients, functional status and the Vulnerable Elders-13 survey are useful for predicting the risk of functional decline and dying, and has the potential to help guide appropriate and beneficial treatments. My secondary line of research is to continue to develop the ACOVE quality indicators in older trauma surgery patients, and to generalize this research into how better hospital care for older surgery patients can help improve common geriatric hospital complications such as delirium.

Brief Biography
Since 2005, I have been a health services researcher in geriatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles, working with the ACOVE study.  In 2010, I moved to University of Michigan and have funding through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, the University of Michigan Claude D. Pepper Center, and the Hartford Center of Excellence to help improve the care and outcomes of complex older patients. 

For two months of the year I work as a geriatric consultant at the University Hospital.  I have additional clinical interests in inpatient palliative care.

I am a graduate of David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, and did my internal medicine training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In 2002 through 2005 I returned to UCLA for my clinical geriatrics and research training (Master’s in Health Services Research). 

Recent Publications
Min L, Elliott M, Wenger N, Saliba D. Higher vulnerable elders survey scores predict death and functional decline in vulnerable older people. J Am Geriatr Soc 2006; 54(3):507-11.  PMID: 16551321

Min L, Wenger N, Fung C, Chang J, Ganz D, Higashi T, Kamberg C, MacLean C, Roth C, Solomon D, Young R, Reuben D.  Multimorbidity is associated with better quality of care among vulnerable elders.  Medical Care 2007; 45(6):480-488. PMID: 17515774

Min L, Yoon W, Mariano J, Wenger N, Elliott M, Kamberg C, Saliba D.  The Vulnerable Elders-13 Survey predicts 5-year functional decline and mortality outcomes among older ambulatory care patients. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009; 57(11):2070–2076.PMID: 19793154.

Min L, Reuben D, Adams J, Shekelle P, Ganz D, Roth C, Wenger N. Does better quality of care for falls and urinary incontinence result in better patient-reported outcomes?  J Am Geriatr Soc, in press.

Min L, Ubhayakar N, Saliba D, Kelley-Quon L, Morley E, Hiatt J, Cryer H, Tillou A, The Vulnerable Elders-13 Survey predicts hospital complications and mortality among geriatric trauma patients. J Am Geriatr Soc, in press