Faculty Profile

Marianne Udow-Phillips

Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA

  • Lecturer, Health Policy and Management
  • Senior Advisor, Center for Health and Research Transformation
  • Strategic Advisor, Rewind

Marianne Udow-Phillips is the principal of MuConsulting, Senior Advisor to the University of Michigan Center for Health and Research, and on faculty at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Marianne provides strategic consulting and mentorship to advance social justice, improve population health and strengthen the effectiveness of health, public health and mental health systems.

Marianne was the founding executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) at the University of Michigan. Prior to CHRT, Marianne was director of the State of Michigan's Department of Human Services (2004-2007) where she oversaw services and programs for Michigan's most vulnerable citizens.

Marianne came to state service from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). At BCBSM, she served in leadership roles for more than 20 years and ended her service as senior vice president of health care products and provider services. 

  • MHSA, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1978
  • BA, Hamilton/Kirkland Colleges, 1975

Public health systems and trust, Cost effectiveness and access to health care services, and Long term care and mental health systems.

Research Projects:
Commonwealth Fund grant to create a state toolkit on better connecting public health and primary care.

Total Health Foundation grant to advise the State of Michigan on how to strengthen public health systems and trust.

Areas of Expertise: Aging,  Health Care,  Health Policy,  Substance Use