Healthcare Strategy & Program Development

(617) 332-6989

University of Michigan


University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. During 2004-2007 Ellen consulted to the University of Michigan. She worked with the Executive Vice Presidents’ Working Group on Health and a Task Force of senior faculty and administrators to translate the vision of President Mary Sue Coleman for the University community: to create a model program to promote healthy lifestyles, contain health care expenditures, and define optimal health insurance coverage for individuals and families. MHealthy provides innovative programs to faculty, staff, retirees, and students in such areas as tobacco consultation, nutrition, and alcohol management (moderation or abstinence). Subsequently she worked with the University’s Senior Director of University Health & Well-Being Initiatives on a benchmarking study to learn about best practices among large, progressive employers that have won wide recognition for their excellent employee health and well-being programs. Ellen has just completed a repeat engagement, a comprehensive benchmarking study, for the University of Michigan MHealthy Program.  The MHealthy Program has been popular and highly successful in improving the health and well-being of the faculty, staff, and students in the University of Michigan community. The mission is: To create a community of health at University of Michigan, aimed at making the university community a place where healthy living is welcomed and supported.