National Mentoring Network (MNET) Mentor Profiles
Rod Hayward, M.D
University of Michigan, School of Public Health
VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, MI
Research Interests: Clinical Decision Making, Health Care Organization, Quality Measurement, Systems Modelling/Design/Delivery
Dr. Rod Hayward is the Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System, where he is also a Professor of Public Health and Internal Medicine, and the co-Director of the VA Ann Arbor HSR&D Center of Excellence. His current and past work includes a broad spectrum of Type II Translation research, including: measurement of quality, costs and health status; environmental and educational factors affecting physician practice patterns; and, statistical and epidemiological nuances in the interpretation of clinical trials and in the development of clinical practice guidelines. An overarching theme of his work focuses on encouraging improvements in healthcare quality and efficiency through more sophisticated performance measures and market incentives.