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Tyler G. James, Ph.D., MCHES
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan (Starting May 1, 2023)

Dr. James is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His substantive research interests focus on healthcare access, utilization, and delivery among people with disabilities, with a particular interest in health outcomes among people with sensory disabilities. He is also a research methodologist, with expertise in applied latent variable modeling, qualitative, and mixed methods. He is the Associate Editor for Media Reviews of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research and regularly teaches mixed methods through the Michigan Mixed Methods Program. He also teaches social epidemiology for the University of Michigan Department of Epidemiology.

Dr. James is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist, with over 9 years of experience in health education and health promotion evaluation and needs assessment. He received his Ph.D. in Health Behavior ('21) from the University of Florida, where he also received his M.S. in Health Education and Behavior ('17), and B.S. in Psychology ('16). He is a 2023 Davenport Fellow with the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation and a 2023-24 Long-term Cohort Member of the Michigan Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (MI-LEND).


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Dr. Michael M. McKee
University of Michigan

Dr. Julia R. Varnes
University of Florida

Dr. Timothy Guetterman
University of Michigan

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University of Iowa

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University of Florida

Dr. Nioud (Neo) Gebru
Brown University

Meagan K. Sullivan
University of Florida

Dr. Elham Mahmoudi
University of Michigan

Dr. Monika Mitra
Brandeis University

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