In Partnership with the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation

Elham Mahmoudi, PhD

University of Michigan | Family Medicine

Associate Professor | Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Mahmoudi’s research focuses on improving efficiency, quality and health outcomes through innovative use of data that focuses on the intersection of aging, disability, and disparity. Her research also extends to predictive modeling and the development of risk assessment tools using machine learning and natural language processing. Most of her work has been devoted to determining the underlying factors associated with racial/ethnic disparities in healthcare.

As an economist, she has extensive expertise in quantitative methodologies to evaluate healthcare policies. Dr. Mahmoudi has published almost 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has received funding from federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense, as well as non-profit organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association and private foundations, including the Craig Neilsen Foundation.

Additionally, Dr. Mahmoudi has established international collaborations with health services researchers at Peking University in China.

She is an advisee to a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, medical students, residents and postdoctoral fellows from different institutions who conduct different levels of research.