Clare Tanner, PhD

Program Director

Dr. Tanner’s current work focuses on issues related to health care innovation, the integration of public health and health care, and the relationship between electronic documentation and the triple-aim outcomes of improved health, better care, and lower cost. Dr. Tanner’s team is currently evaluating Michigan’s statewide multi-payer patient-centered medical home demonstration. Dr. Tanner’s group is a co-recipient of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid-funded Health Care Innovation award, which is demonstrating the Pathways Community Hub model in linking underserved patients to community services and primary care. The team is also providing project management, analytical support, and writing services to the State of Michigan, as it engages stakeholders to plan a community integrated health system and new payment models that reward value over volume. Additional projects include: study of the relationship between clinician use of electronic health records and quality of care, with funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; evaluation of Michigan’s Health Information Network; assembling a national database on nurse practitioner-led primary care; and conducting statewide needs assessments. Dr. Tanner received her PhD and MS degrees in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.