Faculty Profile

Richard Lichtenstein

Richard L. Lichtenstein, PhD, MPH

  • Associate Professor Emeritus, Health Management and Policy

Dr. Lichtenstein taught a foundation course on the US Health Care System for 40 years and several other courses in Health Management and Policy. He was also the Founder of the University of Michigan Summer Enrichment Program in Health Management and Policy and served as its Director for 30 years. His research interests included Access to Health Care for Underserved Populations, Selection Bias in Medicare HMOs, and Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR).

  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1981
  • MPH, University of Michigan, 1970
  • BS, Cornell University, 1968

Health care policy, Access to care for underserved populations, Community Based Participatory Research, Diversity in the health management workforce.

Research Projects:
A Partnership Approach to Enhance Health Care Literacy
Funded by the National Institute for Health Care Reform.

Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center.
A Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) partnership between the University of Michigan Schools of Public Health, Social Work and Nursing, eight community-based organizations in Detroit, the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, and the Henry Ford Health System.

The Eastside Access Partnership (to enroll Uninsured Children in Medicaid). Funded by the R.W. Johnson Foundation, the Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, The Detroit Empowerment Zone Innovation Fund, and Root Learning, Inc

Physician Job Satisfaction and Retention in Prison Heath Programs. Funded by the National Center for Health Services Research (HSO4127-01)

Tipirneni R., Rhodes K. V., Hayward R. A., Lichtenstein R. L., Reamer E. N., Davis M. M. (2015). Primary care appointment availability for new Medicaid patients increased after Medicaid expansion in Michigan. Health Affairs, 34, 1399-1406.

Lichtenstein, R. 25 Years of Promoting Diversity in Public Health Leadership: The University of Michigan's Summer Enrichment Program in Health Management and Policy. Public Health Reports 28(5):410-6, September/October, 2013.

Lantz, PM, Lichtenstein, R, and Pollack, HA. Health Policy Approaches to Vulnerable Populations: The Limits of Medicalization. Health Affairs 26:1253-7. September/October, 2007

Lichtenstein, R, Alexander, JA, McCarthy, J. and Wells, R. Status Differences in Cross-Functional Teams: Effects of Individual Member Participation, Job Satisfaction and Intent to Quit. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 45:322-35. September, 2004.

Lichtenstein, R, Thomas, JW, Adams-Watson, J, Lepkowski, J, and Simone, B. Selection Bias in TEFRA At-Risk HMOs. Medical Care 29:318-31. April, 1991

Lichtenstein, RL. Measuring the Job Satisfaction of Physicians in Organized Settings. Medical Care 22:56-68. January, 1984.

Email: lichto@umich.edu
Phone: 734-646-0375

402 Wesley Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Areas of Expertise: Health Care,  Health Equity,  Health Policy,  Urban Health