Meet the Team

Sandy Goel, PharmD

Interim Chief Wellness Officer & Administrative Director
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy
sngta@med.umich.edu
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Shelagh Saénz, LPC, NCC

 Senior Project Manager
saenzs@med.umich.edu
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Matthew Jerome, MS, MHA 

Business Consultant
matjerom@med.umich.edu
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Paula Bryanch-Garrett

Executive Assistant Associate Health

pbryanch@umich.edu

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Ally Grossman

Medical Student Liaison

gralexan@med.umich.edu


Wellness Office Faculty Associates

The Michigan Medicine Wellness Office received an impressive, diverse cohort of applicants for the 2021-2022 Faculty Associate program. We are pleased to announce the selection of six Faculty Associates to participate in scholarly work addressing drivers of workplace well-being over the next 12 months. They will identify solutions to inform decision-making at the organizational level. The associates are listed below, including their priority areas of focus and brief biographies: 

Anita Amin, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Hospital Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

avamin@med.umich.edu 


Exploring solutions to address administrative burden, particularly focused on organizational email usage among faculty, staff, and learners.  Link to Bio

Michael Brenner, MD

Associate Professor

Otolaryngology

mbren@med.umich.edu


Partnering with Dr. Amy Zhang to study vacation utilization and cross-coverage with the goal of improving wellness among clinicians at Michigan Medicine.  Link to Bio

Kris Chrouser, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Urology

chrouser@med.umich.edu


Evaluating job resources and job demands to improve teamwork and reduce burnout across the institution.  Link to Bio

Helen Morgan, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Obstetrics and Gynecology

hjkang@med.umich.edu


Developing a multi-faceted approach to facilitating the development of communities of support for parents working at Michigan Medicine.  Link to Bio

Raf Rizk, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

rafr@med.umich.edu


Researching how electronic health record (EHR) usage at Michigan Medicine contributes to burnout and identifying solutions to reduce the negative impact of the EHR on faculty well-being.  Link to Bio

Gurjit Sandhu, PhD

Associate Professor and Vice-Chair, Resident Life

Department of Surgery and Department of Learning Health Sciences

gurjit@med.umich.edu


Utilizing a phased approach to identify effective strategies to improve psychological safety among faculty and residents.  Link to Bio

Amy Zhang, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

amydz@med.umich.edu


Partnering with Dr. Michael Brenner to study vacation utilization and cross-coverage with the goal of improving wellness among clinicians at Michigan Medicine.  Link to Bio