Faculty Associate Program

About the Faculty Associate Program

The Wellness Office identified six priority areas that focus on common influencers of burnout and well-being . Faculty associates are appointed to take a deep-dive into one of these six domains to find scalable solutions with an anticipated long-term impact at Michigan Medicine that will improve well-being for faculty, staff, and/or learners.

Dr. Helen Kang Morgan presents at Grand Rounds on the topic of burnout

Read about the role Faculty Associates have in identifying and providing recommendations and solutions
for Michigan Medicine to increase workplace well-being and reduce burnout!

Reduce Burnout. Let's Build a Better Workplace - A Minute with Marschall

2021-2022 Faculty Associates

  • Anita Amin, MD | Internal Medicine
    Exploring solutions to address administrative burden, particularly focused on organizational email usage among faculty, staff, and learners.

  • Kris Chrouser, MD, MPH | Urology
    Evaluating job resources and job demands to improve teamwork and reduce burnout across the institution.

  • Helen Morgan, MD | Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Developing a multi-faceted approach to facilitate the development of communities of support for parents working at Michigan Medicine.

  • Lauren Owens, MD, MPH | Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Piloting solutions to address barriers to vacation and sabbatical usage to improve work-life balance among those in the Michigan Medicine community.

  • Raf Rizk, MD | Gastroenterology
    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.

  • Gurjit Sandhu, PhD | Department of Surgery and Department of Learning Health Sciences
    Utilizing a phased approach to identify effective strategies to improve psychological safety among faculty and residents.