Micah Aaron

Micah Aaron

PhD Candidate in Health Policy (G4, Methods for Policy Research)

Micah Aaron graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in 2013 with a BS in Kinesiology. As an undergraduate, she worked as a research scholar in the Motor Control Lab where her work consisted of describing the sensorimotor deficits and informing clinical assessment and rehabilitation of such deficits in cerebral palsy patients and other clinically disabled populations. In 2015, Micah obtained her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. Her master’s thesis focused on the evaluation of a goal setting intervention on self-management activities in African American women with asthma. Her work has been published in the Experimental Brain Research and Health Behavior and Health Education journals. After graduation, she worked at a provider organization, Trinity Health, as a population health analyst. In this role, she developed and disseminated claims-based detail of patient and facility level cost and utilization data to 1) support Trinity Health’s clinically integrated networks in their care-management activities and 2) provide measures of performance to predict gain share for physicians practicing within alternative payment models. Micah’s research interests include the evaluation of delivery system reform efforts (i.e. value based healthcare models) to improve health quality and clinical outcomes, increase patient access and inform physician payment/benefit design. During the summer of 2018, she is working with Mary Beth Landrum and Michael McWilliams on a grant-funded project that aims to develop a comprehensive database detailing the diversity of delivery system structures and payment incentives and to describe provider attributes that are predictive of the uptake of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) to achieve related clinical and economic outcomes.

Year in Program

Dissertation Committee Member