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Director

John D.  Piette, Ph.D.

Professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan and career scientist with the Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence (COE), VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, received his Doctorate in Epidemiology from Brown University and his his Masters in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. 

Piette’s research focuses on improving illness self-management among patients with chronic illness, with a particular interest in how the information patients report during automated assessments can be used to improve patient outcomes and identify those who are at high risk. 

Piette has numerous publications on improving illness self-management with an emphasis on diabetes care. He has been the deputy editor of Medical Care, and is a member of both the Diabetes Care and Journal of Chronic Illness editorial boards.

Piette is also a visiting professor of medicine and nursing at Pontifica Universidad Católica, Santiago de Chile, and advises the Chilean Ministry of Health on new models for telephone care management of chronic diseases.